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Ferdinand’s future as skipper is uncertain

Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson has confirmed that Nemanja Vidic will remain as captain against Liverpool on Sunday despite Rio Ferdinand’s fitness boost.

The 68-year-old manager revealed earlier in the week that Old Trafford favourites Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs are no longer in contention to skipper the team because they do not play every week.

Defender Rio Ferdinand has been the stand-in skipper for the past few years, however, due to a prolonged injury it seems Red Devils boss Ferguson may no longer consider the 31-year-old for the captaincy role, despite his leading the team in the Champions League fixture against Rangers on Tuesday.

Vidic has been the skipper for all of United’s Premier League matches so far and Ferguson has revealed the Serbian will captain his side against bitter rivals Liverpool this weekend.

"As I explained last week, what we wanted was someone who was consistently available for us," Ferguson told MUTV.

"Everyone recognises Nemanja Vidic would always be there. He has been fit all season and you don't leave him out of the team unless you are going to rest him.

"He started the campaign as captain and it will stay that way."

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