Sir Alex Ferguson has today revealed that any issues with Rio Ferdinand over his refusal to where a Kick It Out t-shirt on Saturday have been resolved.

“I always feel a union is stronger than an individual,” he added. “It’s important he airs his grievances to the right people, the FA.”

Ferguson has also confirmed that Rio won’t be playing in this week’s Champions League game.

“I’m making a few changes,” he added. “I’m leaving out Rio and Patrice Evra. We have a big game against Chelsea.”

Chris Smalling didn’t train with the first team this morning but he has been training with the reserves for a couple of days. Phil Jones will start playing in training a week today and that both players are two or three weeks away from the first team. This suggest that Scott Wootton will be starting in defence alongside Jonny Evans, although it’s possible Michael Carrick might drop back.

Read more on the fall out here.

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