Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has angrily hit out at media reports suggesting that defender Rio Ferdinand is close to being dropped.
The 30-year-old England centre-half has been below his best in recent weeks, but Ferguson has dismissed talk of him axing Ferdinand as a result.
Ferguson told reporters:"I'm not going into that because I read the stuff in the newspapers and I hear he is going to be dropped and all this, but I don't think you have access to my mind.
"You can try and pick my teams, but you will never pick my teams, try as much as you like.
"I don't know where it is coming from. I just have to put it down to the modern culture of humiliating people which you do very well and all the rest of it.
"I'm not getting into it."