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Man Utd defender Ferdinand confident injury not serious

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand is confident of a quick return from his latest injury setback.

Ferdinand's latest troubles have given further credence to what many have feared for some time: that his body has become so compromised by a longstanding back injury that he can no longer be relied upon to withstand the rigours of top-level football.

Sources close to the player said yesterday that the twinge suffered in training was "not serious" and was in a different area to the problem that has curtailed his involvement over the past 15 months, says The Times.

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