Everton v Man Utd preview
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Scottish firebrand Ferguson missed the midweek FA Cup replay defeat to Fulham after a succession of injuries had taken their toll.
Ferguson is being plagued by neck, foot and groin niggles but Everton are hopeful he will be fit to face The Red Devils, particularly given his scoring record.
Centre half Alan Stubbs is another injury doubt for the hosts and is fighting to shake off a heel injury which kept him out of the Fulham tie.
Veteran striker Kevin Campbell is suffering with a back problem but may be fit to line up against the visitors but manager David Moyes has continued concerns in defence.
David Weir remains sidelined with a knee complaint while Nigerian stopper Joseph Yobo is on African Cup of Nations duty.
United travel to Goodison Park on the back of eight consecutive wins over The Toffees, including a 3-2 success at Old Trafford on Boxing Day.
Sir Alex Ferguson's men are also unbeaten in 17 meetings with Everton and require the three points to keep pace with Arsenal at the summit.
Ferguson's plans have been boosted by the return to the squad of experienced duo Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville.
The pair have missed the last three matches with back and thigh injuries respectively but should figure at some stage on Merseyside.
Kleberson is also in contention for a recall after a mini-break although Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may not be risked after playing for the reserves on Thursday evening - his first outing in four months.
Rio Ferdinand is suspended with Ferguson having to decide whether to stick with Wes Brown at centre back, despite the player looking edgy since his return from a long lay-off which started with the cruciate injury suffered at Everton on the final day of last season.