Nemanja Vidic backs Rio Ferdinand recall

Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand battles for the ball with Chelsea's Fernando Torres on October 28, 2012
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Nemanja Vidic says that Rio Ferdinand deserves his England recall.

Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic is certain that teammate Rio Ferdinand deserves his England recall.

The 34-year-old was named in Roy Hodgson's squad for the Three Lions' upcoming World Cup qualifiers with San Marino and Montenegro, which has concerned boss Sir Alex Ferguson, with United due to play two games in three days following the international break.

Despite Ferguson's concern, Vidic believes that Ferdinand is worthy of his place in the national team.

"It's good for Rio," said Vidic. "He deserves the call, he has played well this season and can help the national team.

"He would have two international games, then when he comes back we have two games in three days in the Premier League and FA Cup.

"Can he play all of these games? All I can say is that I hope he does well."

Ferdinand hasn't played for England since June 2011.

Kenny Dalglish
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