Plagued by injuries and on the back of two straight league defeats, Sir Alex will look to get back in the swing of things against Bolton.
With Ferdinand, Vidic, Rafael, O’Shea, Anderson & Fletcher all missing through injury and Scholes banned we face a tough task as Owen Coyle’s Bolton will be looking to get something from this local derby.
Evans has stepped back into the team to partner Smalling in defence whilst Brown moves to right back whilst Valencia gets his first start since his injury on the right.
Berbatov is again on the bench whilst Oliver Gill, son of David, benefits from the injuries and is too included on the bench along with the returning Park Ji Sung. Despite the rumours there is no place for Owen Hargreaves.
Starting XI: VDS; Brown, Smalling, Evans, Evra; Valencia, Carrick, Giggs, Nani; Rooney, Hernandez
Subs: Kuszczak, Owen, Berbatov, Park, Fabio, Gibson, Gill.