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In other news, Fabio Capello says he visited United's Carrington training ground to discuss the state of Rio Ferdinand's troublesome back complaint with both the player and Sir Alex. "I also spoke with David Gill at Wembley, who told me it is not the same problem," says Capello. "I just hope he will be fit in a short time because he needs to play." In an interview with the Guardian, Ferdinand reveals how he found out he was England captain from the TV news.
Meanwhile, the Daily Star claim Wayne Rooney might not start England's friendly against Egypt tonight after he was injured in a training ground collision with James Milner.
Fulham defender Chris Smalling has been talking about his "very exciting" move to Old Trafford which he will complete in the summer. He said: "When you have one of the biggest clubs in the world even considering you will be good enough for them, it is a massive compliment."