Last updated : 03 August 2004 By editor
However Fergie sees it as it is, a pre season warm up.

"I have a good feeling Ruud will be ready for the Champions League," said Ferguson.

"We are only nine days away from a European qualifier, so it's vital for him, and all the other players who didn't go to America, to take part in both games this week in order to assess their fitness. Once we get through this week we can decide whether to play him against Arsenal [in the Community Shield on Sunday]."