Rio Ferdinand is set to recover from injury inside three weeks as he sets the away match against Tottenham Hotspur on September 12 as his likely return to action. The defender, who suffered a torn thigh muscle injury on the opening day of the season, has missed United’s games against Burnley and Wigan Athletic as he recuperates from the problem.
“It’s improving, I’m a bit ahead of schedule,” said Ferdinand. “I’ve been training really hard the last few days. I’m not where I want to be obviously on the pitch, but in a couple of weeks I’ll be back on the pitch playing again. Hopefully the match after the internationals I will be fit so that’s what I’ll be aiming for.
Fellow defenders Nemanja Vidic, Gary Neville and Wes Brown have all recently return to action from injury, while Johnny Evans has said that he requires an operation on his left ankle.