Ferguson wants Ferdinand to face Hull

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Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has warned Rio Ferdinand he may miss out on a starting place in the Champions League final if he cannot prove his fitness by the weekend.

The England centre-back has missed the last three matches since sustaining a calf injury in the Champions League semi-final second leg victory over Arsenal at the Emirates on May 5.

"I am hoping he will be fit for Sunday, if not he is doubtful for Wednesday that is for sure," said the United manager on Wednesday.

"I think he needs a game going into the Champions League final because him having not played for three weeks is too much.

"The plan is for him to start training with us tomorrow and once we get football training we will have a better idea of his availability for Sunday.

"I think he is probably fit to play Wednesday but whether I would start him without a game is another matter."

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