However, Sir Alex Ferguson is happy with his fitness and looks ready to play him tonight against Valencia.
“Rio is much fitter now,” said Ferguson. “He has had plenty of training, a couple of reserve games and matches against Rangers and Scunthorpe. He was out for five months so he still probably needs another game or so. That’s why I didn’t risk him on Sunday against Bolton. I felt that would be a physical challenge so we decided to stick with Nemanja Vidic and Jonny Evans, who have done very well for us. I have no complaints about their performance levels. But the important thing is he is coming back and we look forward to having him back.”
RoM will be running a live blog for tonight’s game against Valencia.