The 32-year-old, who took part as United´s reserves beat Stockport 6-1 in the Manchester Senior Cup, is unlikely to start at the Emirates Stadium but could get a place on the bench against Arsene Wenger´s unbeaten side.
The Gunners top the table from United on goals scored and Rio Ferdinand is under no illusions about the size of the task, saying: "They´re a top team. They´re young, exciting, enthusiastic and have a very good manager. It´s always a tough game and the rivalry means it will be a fantastic game."
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