Van der Sar backing Man Utd pal Ferdinand to come good

Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar is backing teammate Rio Ferdinand to rediscover his best form.

Van der Sar made his comeback in victory over Bolton yesterday and told MUTV: “Rio’s a strong character and an excellent player.

"Of course sometimes you go through a bad patch but that doesn’t affect Rio. He and I have to make sure we get that good understanding back that we had last year and I’m sure we’ll be solid again.”