Man Utd boss Ferguson to speak with Ferdinand about Chelsea handshake

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson admits he'll talk to Rio Ferdinand about the prospect of shaking hands with Chelsea captain John Terry on Sunday.

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson admits he'll talk to Rio Ferdinand about the prospect of shaking hands with Chelsea captain John Terry on Sunday.

On Thursday it was confirmed that Terry would not face a court case into his alleged racial abuse of Ferdinand's brother, Anton, until after Euro 2012.

A tweet sent by Rio on Thursday seemed to indicate the 33-year-old was not too impressed by the situation.

And with the elder Ferdinand believed to be in two minds about whether to shake hands with Terry after the Premier League confirmed they had no plans to scrap the traditional pre-match greeting, Ferguson wants to reassure the 33-year-old.

"John Terry might not play but I would have a word with Rio about the situation," said Ferguson.

"Rio has been fighting racism for many years and the lad must rise above it.

"It doesn't detract from anything to shake John Terry's hand. He (Rio) has done nothing to be ashamed of."

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