Rio Should Be Back To Face Stoke City

Last updated : 30 January 2012 By Utd Mad Ed

Ferdinand made it to the sub’s bench for Saturday’s defeat at Anfield, but he was not used, the week before he missed the trip to Arsenal with a back problem.

But now he is back at full fitness Ferguson will consider using him against the Potters.

Fergie told MUTV: "Rio only had one real training session on Friday and we couldn't gamble with only that preparation behind him [for the FA Cup clash].

"He'll train tomorrow and on Monday and could be ready for Tuesday."