Manchester United legend Gary Pallister has warned Rio Ferdinand about his changing status at Old Trafford. After being a defensive ­stalwart at Old Trafford for nine years, Pallister - just like Rio - suddenly found his position was vulnerable.

"Rio's not finished by any stretch of the imagination," Pally told the Sunday Mirror. "He is still a fantastic player. In fact, like Scholesy and Giggsy, he can be an ­important player for years at the club. But only if he accepts he can't play every week. If he can't accept that, he'll have to move on."