United take on Crystal Palace in the Carling Cup quarter final and it allows him the chance to give some of the younger players as well as those returning from injury a run out.
United have used the Carling Cup to showcase some of the burgeoning talent in our ranks in previous rounds and against Crystal Palace Sir Alex is set to do the same.
The likes of Zeki Fryers, Ravel Morrison, Paul Pogba, Michael and Will Keane and Larnell Cole will all be hoping to get some game time and Sir Alex is ready to call upon any youngster that is needed,
“There will be a complete change. Chris Smalling has come back and I may be able to play him. He’s still young and it’ll be a young squad against Palace.
“The only area where I’ve got problems is the centre of midfield. It’s possible I could play Pogba there but I’ve got enough players to choose from.
“Ravel Morrison was in the squad for last week’s game against Benfica.
“He’s a very, very talented boy and he’ll possibly be on the bench, at least, in midweek.”