Ferdinand misses Ukraine trip

Manchester United manager David Moyes has confirmed Rio Ferdinand is among the players who have not flown to Ukraine ahead of tomorrow night’s Champions League encounter with Shakhtar Donetsk.

Manchester United manager David Moyes has confirmed Rio Ferdinand is among the players who have not flown to Ukraine ahead of tomorrow night’s Champions League encounter with Shakhtar Donetsk.

Moyes confirmed Ferdinand has picked up a slight groin strain, but that the 34-year-old would have missed the trip anyway.

“Rio has a slight groin problem,” said the Scot.

“It is nothing serious but I was never bringing him anyway.”

Moyes also confirmed Anderson, Fabio and Wilfried Zaha – who played in last night’s Manchester Senior Cup win over Bolton – were also missing from Tuesday’s flight.

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