Manchester United welcome back Wayne Rooney, Nemanja Vidic and Paul Scholes to their Champions League squad for Tuesday’s match against Porto at Old Trafford after they were suspended from domestic action at the weekend.
Manager Alex Ferguson’s prospects of establishing a healthy quarterfinal first leg lead over Porto would be enhanced further if centre-back Rio Ferdinand shakes off a back injury to play. However, Ferguson will be without striker Dimitar Berbatov who has an ankle injury.
Holders United, looking to extend their record unbeaten run in the Champions League to 22 matches, go into the game in a far better frame of mind than looked likely after 80 minutes of Premier League match against Aston Villa. They trailed 2-1 and appeared to be heading for a third league defeat in a row before goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Federico Macheda gave them a 3-2 win.