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Manchester United Defender Could Return For Champions League Tie With Chelsea

Old Trafford hero back in training and could play at Stamford Bridge.

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand could play in Wednesday’s Champions League first-leg against Chelsea.

The 32-year-old has not played since injuring his calf in the warm-up before the defeat to Wolves in February.

Manager Sir Alex Ferguson had feared the England international would miss the rest of the season but confirmed Ferdinand is back in training.

Ferguson has several senior defenders in the treatment room at present and would love to call upon the services of Ferdinand.

But the Scot is worried about Ferdinand having a reaction and may wait until next weekend before bringing back his former captain.

“I have to decide,” said Ferguson, who is missing some key defenders.

“He has only been training two days and then just a light session today [Friday],” Ferguson said.

“I have to decide whether we bring in him tomorrow, or give him a day off and start him on Wednesday again. He is more likely to be fit for Fulham.”

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