United hero shakes off pressure

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Rio Ferdinand made a spectacular comeback from injury on Wednesday night against Chelsea, shutting down the forward line with a top class defence. But the centre back isn’t worried about the expectation that has been mounting on his return.

“I didn’t feel any pressure or nerves,” Ferdinand told the Metro.

“You are doing what you love. I wake up every morning wanting to play football.

“To come out and play at stadiums like Stamford Bridge does not make me nervous, it makes me want to try and get the right result for my team.”


And Ferdinand certainly got the results Manchester United were looking for, with United taking a 1-0 away win from the first leg of the Champions League quarter final tie. Drogba and Torres, while they had a few chances, were unable to score, and this was largely due to Ferdinand’s defending skills.

But while players might crumble under the nerves of coming back from an injury to face their rivals in such an important match, Ferdinand believes experience teaches you to handle such situations.

“When you have played a lot of games and seen all these situations there are not many surprises,” Ferdinand said.

“I have seen a lot of things and if you can’t deal with that at this stage of your career then you never will.”

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