Ferdinandâ€™s calf injury is expected to clear in time to face Marseille in the Champions League in 10 daysâ€™ time, with Ferguson insisting that the problem is not due to a recurrence of previous back problems.
He said: â€śIt could have happened to anyone. Itâ€™s nothing to do with his back. That was our main concern.
â€śItâ€™ll just be a couple of weeks out, but you have to remember heâ€™s been in first-team football since he was 17 years old. Thatâ€™s a long time so heâ€™ll pick up little strains like a lot of players do. Iâ€™m sure this isnâ€™t a long-term thing.â€ť