"Wayne is improving all the time," said Ferguson. "He was with us today but we felt it was just too early. We will do our best to get him fit for next week."
However, one man who will be involved is Ryan Giggs.
After a trawl through the United history books, it has now been established Sir Bobby Charlton's club record has been reduced to 758 appearances.
It leaves Giggs just one adrift with two games to go - and Ferguson reckons the Welshman will draw level at Wigan and break it against Chelsea at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on May 21.
"He has a great chance," said the United boss.