Bolton v Man United preview
By Adam Marshall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Atletico Madrid striker has signed on loan for the remainder of the campaign, and will give added punch to Sam Allardyce's attack ahead of their most eagerly-awaited game of the season.
Allardyce was able to rest several stars in the FA Cup draw with Tranmere Rovers on Saturday, and is only missing Mario Jardel and Florent Laville from his squad.
Jardel is reported to be suffering from a hamstring injury, which would explain his absence from the Prenton Park clash, despite Besiktas claiming they have been offered his services over the past week or so.
The influential Jay-Jay Okocha is available after delaying his link-up with the Nigeria squad for the African Cup of Nations.
United will recall Roy Keane and Ruud van Nistelrooy to their starting line-up after the duo turned the cup tie at Aston Villa on Sunday when they entered the fray as second half substitutes.
Diego Forlan looks certain to be one of the men to make way after a below-par display at Villa Park, but Rio Ferdinand should be fit enough to return after recovering from a bug.
Wes Brown may be rested after making his first start since last season's final day win at Everton, but John O'Shea was substituted after cutting his head at the weekend, and Phil Neville also has a slight ankle knock.