Friday, July 31, 2009

Rio Ferdinand is satisfied with Tour Workout

Rio Ferdinand reflected on a tiring but beneficial tour after the Reds' two-week trip to Asia and Germany ended with defeat in the Audi Cup final.

United lost on penalties to Bayern Munich after a goalless draw in the Allianz Arena, but enjoyed the physical benefits of the most competitive pre-season game so far.

"We're disappointed not to win the game, but the most important thing was for us to get a good run-out," said Ferdinand

"The games in Asia were fairly straightforward, but it was still good to get our feet on the ball and get used to being a team again.

"The standard improved against Boca Juniors and again against Bayern, which made for a good trip physically."

Rio admitted the Reds were now looking forward to the couple of days off promised by Sir Alex Ferguson, before the squad step up training at Carrington on Monday.

"It’s been a long two weeks but we've enjoyed being around each other, training and working hard. Now we’re pleased to get home to see our families," he added.

Source: Red View.

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