Speculation the Manchester United defender was set to hang up his boots at the end of the season mounted on Tuesday, but the manager insists such talk is "complete nonsense"
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It had been suggested Ferdinand would be left out of the trip and would promptly call time on his career with his contract due to expire at the end of the season.
"I can only tell you whatever was written today was a load of rubbish," Moyes told reporters. "[It is] complete nonsense."
United travel to Arsenal on Wednesday before heading to the Middle East and Moyes feels, after a poor run of form, the break will serve his players well.
"We've got a chance to have a few days. We'll see. We'll go and try and have a few days to get ready. We've got a big Champions League game coming up in a week's time."