Rio Ferdinand looking to end pre-season tour on a high

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Rio Ferdinand is hoping Manchester United can end their pre-season tour of Asia and Australia with a bang before they fly back to England to begin their preparations for the new Premier League season in earnest.

The Red Devils have struggled to pick up victories so far under new boss David Moyes, but are gearing up to reach peak fitness for the new season.

Ferdinand says the improved fitness level of the Manchester United players is the main positive to take away from the tour as they look to end on a high against Kitchee FC in Hong Kong today.

the 34-year-old said in an audio clip posted on Bubbly."We're fitter than when we came so that's a plus and hopefully, barring any more injuries tonight we've had a good run," 

So hopefully we can come back with everyone physically fit and with no injuries and we've had a good tour.

"The lads have enjoyed it, we're tired but it's been more than worthwhile. To all the fans we've encountered on this tour thank you very much for your support it's been much appreciated, and hopeful we'll see you again next season. 

"Hopefully we can win this game for you guys and get on a plane back to sunny England!"

Manchester United will continue their pre-season preparations with a friendly against AIK in Stockholm on August 6, before Ferdinand's testimonial game against Sevilla at Old Trafford three days later.

Moyes' side begin the defence of their Premier League title against Swansea on August 17, a week after they play Wigan in the Community Shield at Wembley.


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