Last week, Sir Alex Ferguson revealed that Nemanja Vidic, Tom Cleverley and Chris Smalling should be ready to return to the team after the International break.

Today, he has revealed that they could play at Anfield in our next league game. Whilst Smalling almost certainly wouldn’t start, given the cover we currently have in defence, it would be great to see Vidic and Cleverley brought back in to the team.

“The most important thing is the work they do before the internationals finish,” Ferguson said. “We really want to have Vidic and Cleverley doing some really strong work, and Smalling too, that would bring them on to a level that they could play at Anfield. You can’t go there with players who are semi-fit or just coming back from injury. You need players who are fully focused and up to speed in terms of fitness and sharpness.”