Wayne Rooney and Rio Ferdinand are set to make their returns for Manchester United in the “Battle of Britain” Champions League showdown with Rangers on Tuesday night. (kick-off 19.45 BST, live on Sky Sports 2)
Rooney trained with the rest of the United squad on Monday after being left out of the 3-3 draw with Everton at the weekend.
Ferguson claimed he did not want to subject the former Everton striker to abuse from the Toffees supporters following allegations about his private life, but the United boss has no concerns about fielding Rooney against the Scottish Champions.
He said: “(Wayne’s) a terrific player and he’ll be looking forward to tomorrow. We expect a good performance from him.”
Meanwhile, centre-back Ferdinand has recovered from the knee injury suffered before the World Cup and is poised to make his first appearance of the campaign for the Red Devils.
Ferguson added: “Rio has trained the last few weeks and he needs to play games now.”
United will be without midfielder Michael Carrick who remains sidelined with an ankle problem.
Striker Kenny Miller is expected to be restored to Rangers’ starting XI with new signing Nikica Jelavic ineligible, and both Steven Whittaker (calf) and Kirk Broadfoot (ankle) are doubts for the Scottish champions.
Last Premier League game:
Everton 3 MANCHESTER UNITED 3: Van der Sar, Neville, Evra (Ji-Sung 81), Vidic, O’Shea, Evans, Giggs, Nani, Scholes, Fletcher, Berbatov. Not used: Kuszczak, Smalling, R Da Silva, Gibson, Owen, Macheda.