Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson believes Chelsea defender John Terry may view four-game ban as lenient
Sir Alex Ferguson thinks John Terry may view his ban as 'lenient' and does not expect England to recall Rio Ferdinand.
Last Updated: 28/09/12 2:59pm
Terry, who was issued with the ban by the Football Association on Thursday, will decide his next move once he receives the written findings from the independent regulatory commission, after being found guilty of using racist language towards QPR's Anton Ferdinand at Loftus Road in October.
But Manchester United manager Ferguson, who saw Patrice Evra and Luis Suarez finally end their own feud by shaking hands at Anfield on Sunday, feels Terry should think carefully before prolonging the matter.
"There is a danger of it resurrecting itself because it has been going on so long," said the Red Devils boss.
"But the fact he got a four-game ban, he may consider that is quite lenient considering Luis Suarez got eight. It is time to move on and so should the game."
In advance of the hearing, former captain Terry confirmed he was quitting the England squad because he felt his position was "untenable", which has raised the prospect of Rio Ferdinand being recalled by Roy Hodgson.
As one of only two centre-halves currently fit at United, Ferguson would be fearful of Ferdinand getting injured on international duty and, while he has not spoken to the defender about the situation, he does not view an England recall as likely.
"I wouldn't think he will get called up," said Ferguson. "Roy Hodgson made his decision before the European Championships and I can't see him changing that.
"It would be difficult for him now to go back to Rio Ferdinand and welcome him back."