Sir Alex Ferguson 'resolves' issue with Rio Ferdinand

Ferguson 'resolves' issue with Ferdinand
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Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson confirms that the issue with Rio Ferdinand has been "resolved".

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed that he has "resolved the situation" with Rio Ferdinand.

Ferguson criticised Ferdinand for failing to wear a 'Kick It Out' T-shirt before Saturday's win over Stoke City and it had been suggested that the latter could leave United in January.

However, Ferguson has revealed that the matter has been resolved, but Ferdinand and Patrice Evra will not face Braga in the Champions League on Tuesday.

"I'm not playing Rio tomorrow. I'm making a few changes. I'm leaving out Rio and Patrice Evra. We have a big game against Chelsea," he told reporters.

"The issue's simple. I've spoken to Rio. It was a communication issue. He felt I should have spoken to him on Friday and I didn't anticipate that he'd have a problem wearing the shirt. My advice is to him that I always feel a union is stronger than an individual.

"It's important he airs his grievances to the right people, the FA. It's been a communication issue more than anything else. We've resolved the situation, there's no lingering problems and we move on. That's the end of the matter."

United will attempt to make it three wins from three Champions League games against the Portuguese club.

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