Kieran Richardson has already been ruled out with slight damage to an ankle joint but, with an arduous trip to Bolton looming on Saturday, Ryan Giggs may be rested if he is not fully fit.
Giggs' eye-catching performances in central midfield have been one of the major reasons behind United's run of five straight league wins but the Welshman did limp out of one tackle on Sunday and in any case, Ferguson is not expecting the veteran to push his body through three matches a week on a regular basis.
If Giggs is missing, Darren Fletcher is most likely to return, with at least one untested youngster being drafted onto the bench.
Richardson's replacement is more obvious, with Park Ji-sung an automatic inclusion on the left-hand side.
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posted by Jeremy Spitzberg on Tuesday, March 28, 2006