Ferdinand to return for Man Utd against Man City

Rio Ferdinand should have recovered form a thigh injury in time to appear for Manchester United against local rivals Manchester City next month.

Rio Ferdinand should have recovered form a thigh injury in time to appear for Manchester United against local rivals Manchester City next month.

An Old Trafford source told The Daily Mirror, "Rio's making good progress but it's important he doesn't rush back. When he's back he wants to make sure he doesn't breakdown again.

"It's a muscular problem but with the right medical care and rehab he should get rid of it and be ready to play in three weeks."