Manager Sir Alex Ferguson is hoping Dimitar Berbatov recovers from an ankle injury. Skipper Nemanja Vidic (knee) has been ruled out for the rest of the season and other long-term casualties include Javier Hernandez and Tom Cleverley (both ankle), Michael Owen (thigh), Anderson (knee) and Brazilian twins Rafael and Fabio, who were both hurt in the Carling Cup defeat to Crystal Palace. Michael Carrick returns from suspension and should start in midfield, with Phil Jones reverting to a defensive position.
Wolves midfielder and former captain Karl Henry is available after serving a one-match suspension. Henry was unavailable for the 2-1 home success over Sunderland last weekend after incurring five bookings this season. Central defender Jody Craddock is rated doubtful to overcome a hamstring injury suffered against the Black Cats. His likely absence could mean a recall for skipper Roger Johnson, who was dropped against Sunderland after a run of poor form.