Man Utd defender Ferdinand a month away

Manchester United could be missing Rio Ferdinand for another month.

Manchester United could be missing Rio Ferdinand for another month.

Ferdinand suffered a slight tear in his thigh during training last week ahead of the Premier League opener against Birmingham.

Initially Ferguson felt that Ferdinand would only be sidelined for a couple of weeks. However, that estimate has now been revised.

"Rio is going to be out for three to four weeks," said Ferguson.