Good news for Man Utd as Rio Ferdinand will be back to play the CL second leg at the Emirates.
It was feared he had cracked a rib when he went down after colliding with Eduardo. X-rays revealed no break and his pain is being managed by medication. He will sit out the Middlesbrough match.
Ferdinand and Vidic were huge in rendering Adebayor ineffectual after the Togolese striker ran his mouth off before the match.