Manchester United winger Nani, who has been in scintillating form this season has a “good chance” of returning to face Marseille in their second round, second leg, Champions League clash at Old Trafford tomorrow evening, according to United boss Sir Alex Ferguson.
The Portugese international has been missing since the 3-1 defeat at Anfield by Liverpool last weekend, when he was injured following a horrific challenge from Jamie Carragher, the Liverpool defender.
Furthermore, England international midfielder Michael Carrick, who missed Saturdays 2-0 FA Cup win over Arsenal with groin and calf injuries, is also set to return against the French champions, whilst captain Nemanja Vidic, who sat out training today, will also be available.
Ferguson, looking for his third Champions League success after wins in 1999 and 2008, told his pre-match press conference: “Good chance he’ll [Nani] be involved.
“He and Michael Carrick trained on Sunday. Both will be involved tomorrow.”
Ferguson will also make a decision concerning the Ecuadorian winger Luis Antonio Valencia, who made his return as a half-time substitute in the win over Arsenal, following six months on the sidelines with a broken ankle, sustained during the 0-0 draw with Rangers during the group stages.
“It’s great to have him [Valencia] back” added the United manager.
“The question is, should I play him from the start? It’s a fantastic bonus to have him back.”