beaten by a 80% fit TORRES!!!!!!!!!!!FERDINAND SET TO BE AXED - REPORTS
Posted 27/10/09 07:16
Rio Ferdinand is facing the axe for both club and country amid fears that his slump in form may be irreversible.
Both The Sun and Daily Mirror claim that Ferdinand is poised to be dropped following his feeble performance in Manchester United's defeat at Liverpool on Sunday.
According to The Sun, 'club management are concerned that Ferdinand has lost two yards of pace and that he might never recover his best form. The change could come as soon as Saturday's home game to Blackburn as boss Ferguson is ready to give Jonny Evans an extended run in the side alongside Nemanja Vidic'.
Nor are concerns about Ferdinand limited to doubts about his form either. The Mirror says that 'it is clear Ferdinand, who turns 31 on November 7, is now a hostage to his body, having enjoyed a relatively injury-free career until he hit 30' and adds that 'Questions must also be asked over whether Ferdinand's increasingly busy profile away from football has started to have a detrimental effect on his game.
'He has a huge commitment to his online magazine, which has seen him embark on a relentless promotion campaign and interview the likes of Gordon Brown, Usain Bolt and Roger Federer.
'Ferdinand was on the red carpet in London's Leicester Square last Thursday, at the premiere of the movie he and England team-mate Ashley Cole helped fund, having only arrived back from Moscow at 2.30am the same day.
'Had Ferdinand's form not slumped so dramatically, the issue of whether such extra-curricular activities were getting in the way of his football would be irrelevant.
'But with his form so wretched right now, any such distractions will inevitably - and rightly - come under scrutiny, just as they did with David Beckham.'