Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand is delighted with the returns of Paul Scholes and Arsenal legend Thierry Henry.

Scholes, back in the United squad after coming out of retirement, and Henry, back at Arsenal on loan from New York Red Bulls, could line up against each other at the Emirates Stadium this Sunday.

"It's brilliant to see two great players - two of the best players - come back," Ferdinand told "If I was going to name a top five list of players to have played in the Premier League, both Scholes and Henry would be in there.

"[Henry's return] is great for Arsenal, of course, just as it's great for us to have Scholes back. Hopefully he's going to help us get over the line and win another couple of trophies."