Hobson's choice for the heart of the back four at Sunderland. Jonesy and Ferdinand is still a fine pairing, mind you. (AB)
09:46 Here are the main points from Sir Alex Ferguson's press conference:
Team news for Sunday: "Chris Smalling had a bad (groin) injury last weekend. We tried to take him off but then Rio got a knock. Chris is going to miss the European Championship. We're assessing at the moment what we'll do but certainly it's a bad injury. Rio is okay and I can play Phil Jones in there (at centre-back) with Rio." (AM)
On going for a final-day victory: "Everyone wants to win their last game of the season and we're no different. It's important for us, we'll try and do our best and hopefully something stupid will happen to City." (AM)
On facing Martin O'Neill's Sunderland: "Martin has turned the club around, no question about that. Steve Bruce was very unfortunate, it had a lot to do with him being from Newcastle so he never got any leeway. Martin came with a great CV - every club he's been at he's made them better, like Villa, Leicester and Celtic. He is an outstanding manager, no doubt about that, and it's not going to be easy for us up there, we know that. We're going there with a chance of winning the league and you know it'll never be easy. In these last day matches where we have a chance of winning the league, three times we've won it, and once we lost the title by drawing at West Ham. They're not easy games. We were 1-0 down to Tottenham in 1999. They're never easy." (AM)
09:18 Morning all. Adam Marshall's down at Carrington this morning for Sir Alex's press conference.