Fergie hopeful over trio
Sir Alex Ferguson is relishing the return of Ashley Young, Tom Cleverley and Anderson in the coming weeks to boost Manchester United.
Last Updated: 29/01/12 3:34pm
Sir Alex Ferguson is relishing the return of Ashley Young, Tom Cleverley and Anderson in the coming weeks to boost Manchester United's push for a 20th league title.
Young and Anderson are nearing full fitness, with both due to train with the first team this week, while Cleverley is two weeks behind Young in his return.
While admitting Cleverley is 'nowhere near the first team at the moment', Ferguson believes he is making considerable progress in his bid to recover from ankle ligament damage sustained in October.
The United boss told the club's official website: "Cleverley is doing a lot of running. He's nowhere near the first team at the moment but he's doing a lot of running.
"He'll be a terrific boost. It will be great to get the boy back because I think he's special.
"I expect (Young) to start training in the middle of the week, so he's on his way back. Cleverley is two weeks behind that.
"Anderson will be ready this week, too. He'll start training with us on Monday or Tuesday and then it gives me a collection of midfield players that should cope with anything that happens in the run-in.
"Michael Carrick's form has been unbelievable - he's been playing fantastic - and we'll also have Giggs, Scholes, Cleverley and Anderson, so that's a great group of midfield players that will definitely help us."