The England striker will be joined by fellow first-team stars Anderson and Nani and, possibly, John O'Shea, who has missed three games after injuring his knee on Republic of Ireland duty in the Czech Republic a fortnight ago.
Tellingly though, Owen Hargreaves was not among a list of players Ferguson confirmed will be involved, a firm indication the England man is still to recover from a thigh injury suffered in training with the national team three weeks ago.
"There is a real buzz about the place and we are really looking forward to it," said Ferguson. "It will be a fantastic atmosphere and I am sure Coventry will have a real go.
"From what I am led to believe, Coventry are bringing over 10,000 fans with them.
"They were one of the longest-serving top-flight clubs at one point but they have been out of the Premier League now, which probably explains the attraction. It should be a real cup tie."