Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has no qualms playing alongside Jonny Evans for the next two games.

With Nemanja Vidic, the centre back, missing for the trip to Craven Cottage and Aston Villa's visit to Old Trafford on April 5 because of his red card against Liverpool, Evans is once again set to deputise.

The Northern Ireland defender filled in for Vidic successfully in the 1-1 draw away to Chelsea in September, as well as the goalless draw against Inter Milan in the San Siro last month, and stepped in for Rio Ferdinand at the turn of the year.

"He's got a lot of experience," Ferdinand said. "He's young, yes, but he's been playing well and he's on to some good things."