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Man Utd boss Ferguson names Vidic captain ahead of Ferdinand

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson says Nemanja Vidic will captain the team against Liverpool. Rio Ferdinand has been the regular stand-in over the past few years and was named England captain by Fabio Capello when he decided to remove the job from John Terry.

The 31-year-old was captain on Tuesday when Vidic missed the Champions League opener with Rangers but on Friday night Ferguson confirmed the Serbian will again lead the team out against Liverpool, as he has done in all four Premier League matches so far this season.

"As I explained last week, what we wanted was someone who was consistently available for us," Ferguson told MUTV.

"Everyone recognises Nemanja Vidic would always be there. He has been fit all season and you don't leave him out of the team unless you are going to rest him.

"He started the campaign as captain and it will stay that way."

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