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Rio Ferdinand wary of Kiessling threat

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Rio Ferdinand has warned his Manchester United teammates to watch out for Bayer Leverkusen forward Stefan Kiessling ahead of his side's Champions League clash against the German outfit.

Ferdinand knows all about facing Kiessling, as the 35-year-old started in the heart of defence alongside Nemanja Vidic against Bayer Leverkusen back in September.

"He has good movement and we watched a lot of videos on him before [the game at Old Trafford] so we knew a lot of the dangers he posed," said Ferdinand.

"He's scored a lot of goals over in Germany in the past few seasons so we know we have to be on our toes to make sure he doesn't get many chances because he's definitely capable of finishing them."

Manchester United claimed a 4-2 victory over Bayer Leverkusen in their opening Champions League game of the season, thanks to a Wayne Rooney brace and goals from Robin van Persie and Antonio Valencia.

The Red Devils have since gone on to claim a further five points, leaving David Moyes' side one point clear of Bayer Leverkusen at the top of Group A.

Ferdinand wants his side to finish 'the job this week' by defeating Bayer Leverkusen in Germany on Wednesday night.

"It was good but we want to improve further on that," he added. "We need to pick up points and it would be nice if we could finish the job this week with a win."

Ferdinand could be rested for tomorrow night's encounter as Manchester United face Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane on Sunday.

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