Rio Ferdinand is making good progress in his recovery from a knee injury, enhancing his chances of being fully fit and raring to go for the new season.
The Reds defender injured his knee in training whilst on England duty preparing for their World Cup campaign in South Africa.
The 31-year-old central defender has been assessed by United's medical staff and the injury seems to be getting better ahead of schedule.
A club spokesperson told ManUtd.com: "Rio has been assessed by club medical staff at Carrington this week and he is making good early progress from his knee injury.
"The medical staff have advised a two week recuperation period with his family before returning to Carrington to complete the rehabilitation process."