Man Utd veteran Ferdinand hits back at "haters"
Ferdinand withdrew from the England squad because of "the detailed pre-planned training and medical programme" he must follow to maintain his fitness.
Ferdinand tweeted: "1) Flown out for some pre-planned downtime...with a bit of punditry thrown in for a game I would have watched anyway..."
And then: "No different from what I done on the last 10day international break...thank you guys."
And finally: "Haters are gonna hate...also assume everything...although it must be the gospel truth based on assumptions!"