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Rio Ferdinand will miss Middlesbrough's visit to Old Trafford on Monday after suffering a back spasm in the warm-up at the Britannia Stadium.

The centre-half was named in Sir Alex's starting XI but was forced to withdraw shortly before kick-off.

Now Ferdinand is expected to miss the Reds' next two fixtures.

“Rio won't play against Middlesbrough,†Sir Alex confirmed after the match.

“He had a back spasm again. We have to get to the root of this; he's had this back problem too many times, so we want to get to the bottom of it.

“First of all, we'll give him complete rest, but I think he'll be okay in about 10 days.â€

United's FA Cup third round trip to Southampton on 4 January could come too soon for Rio, although he could return in time for the Carling Cup semi-final first leg against Derby County on 7 January. The Reds welcome Chelsea to Old Trafford on Sunday 11 January.

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marty davidson said:
“He had a back spasm again. We have to get to the root of this; he's had this back problem too many times, so we want to get to the bottom of it.
A concern indeed, what with this very critical period of games galore. But thankfully, Evans is ready to fill in his boots.
 

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Well, it's happened twice already this season I believe, so there must be a real problem.

It's not a problem in the short-term, as we've got Evans who I have every confidence in. But if it becomes a long-term problem, what with the amount and size of the games, as well as the quality of opposition, we will miss him.
 
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