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Fabio will cap Becks, says Fergie
Sir Alex Ferguson has backed calls for David Beckham to be awarded his 100th England cap. The pair have long made up since Becks’ bitter departure from Manchester United. And former boss Fergie said: “To deny him his 100th cap would not be right and I think Fabio Capello has made up his mind about that. In fact, I don’t think there is any doubt about that.” Becks, 32, will reach that milestone if he plays in the Switzerland friendly at Wembley on February 6.
Neil Custis, The Sun
Meanwhile, Sir Alex has given his backing to Rio Ferdinand becoming England captain. Capello has still not decided if Chelsea’s John Terry will keep the armband. And Sir Alex declared: “Rio wouldn’t have captained my side if he wasn’t capable of captaining England. I don’t think he'll be looking at it as the be all and end all. But if it happens, I think he will be happy.
In other news, the Reds' boss believes the return of Paul Scholes will be the key to glory for United this season. The midfielder has been out for three months with a knee injury, but could return for the FA Cup tie with Spurs on Sunday.