Rio OK for Arsenal showdown

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Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand could be fit for Tuesday’s Champions League showdown at Arsenal after scans revealed he had not cracked a rib.

The 30-year-old was forced off in their 1-0 first-leg victory over the Gunners after colliding with his own goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar.

But scans have revealed that Ferdinand has not suffered a broken rib and, while he is rested for Saturday’s trip to Middlesbrough, he should be OK for Tuesday's return leg at Emirates Stadium.

United boss Sir Alex Ferguson said: "The good news is nothing is cracked or broken. He had a bit of bruising on the lung which was why he was coughing up blood but there has been nothing since then.

"Hopefully we can get him ready for Tuesday, he seems almost back to normal. But he won't play tomorrow.

"Of course when you see it at the time you fear the worst but now it is just a case of getting him back training, hopefully on Sunday, and getting him ready for Tuesday."

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