Jamie Redknapp has defended Rio Ferdinand's decision to withdraw from the England squad.
Former Liverpool captain Redknapp thinks that the Red Devils defender has taken the correct measures to prolong his career.
"Rio Ferdinand has done what he thinks is best for him," Redknapp wrote in his Daily Mail column.
"Nobody from England cares once you are injured, it's your club who look after you. If Ferdinand comes back injured and jeopardises his United career, he will never forgive himself.
"As you get older, you have to look after your body so much more and Ferdinand must feel he is not capable of training and playing normally. If he can't, joining the squad is a pointless exercise."