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Manchester United defender Ferdinand upbeat over injury-free preseason

After an injury-plagued last season, Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand is delighted to start preseason at top fitness.

Ferdinand is feeling better than he has done for some time and insists there are no fitness concerns blighting his pre-season campaign.

"My fitness is OK," he said.

"I am nowhere near where I want to be yet but we have three weeks left.

"Last season, I had no problems with my back, which was a good thing, but I did pull my calf which kept me out for a chunk of the year.

"Hopefully this time around I won't have anything like that and I can continue to play a consistent amount of games."

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