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Man Utd's Ferdinand facing Blackburn axe

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is ready to drop star defender Rio Ferdinand.

The Sun says Ferdinand, 30, was caught out for Fernando Torres' opener in Liverpool's 2-0 win over Manchester United at Anfield on Sunday.

But this is not the first time the England centre-back has been found wanting this season.

Now the club management are concerned that Ferdinand has lost two yards of pace and that he might never recover his best form.

The change could come as soon as Saturday's home game to Blackburn as boss Ferguson is ready to give Jonny Evans an extended run in the side alongside Nemanja Vidic.

Serb Vidic has been below form recently and is suspended for tonight's Carling Cup tie at Barnsley after seeing red at Anfield.

Yet Fergie does not have as many concerns over him as he does Ferdinand.

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