Manchester United manager David Moyes has angrily dismissed newspaper reports that Rio Ferdinand will not take part in a warm-weather training camp in Dubai with the rest of the team, reports SkySports. But the Scot said: "I can only tell you that what was written today was a load of rubbish, complete nonsense.
"We've got a chance of a few days away. We'll see. We'll go and try to have a few days away and get ready. We've got a big Champions League game coming up in just over a week's time."
Ferdinand also responded to the reports on social media by tweeting: "Must be another slow news day. come on Neil Custis get ya head out ya Y-fronts!."
The 35-year-old defender will fly out with the rest of the squad to the Middle East after Wednesday night's match against Arsenal.
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