Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is eager to see Paul Scholes reach the 500 club.

Scholes, 38, has been training for the last 10 days and will be on the bench for tomorrow's visit of Chelsea.

He has made 497 league appearances and needs to appear against Chelsea and in the final two matches at home to Swansea and away to West Brom to make it to 500.

Ferguson said: "I will probably put Scholes on the bench on Sunday to get him back in the fray. I would love him to play in the Swansea game."