Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed that Manchester United's defensive injury woes are abating. The United boss revealed that Rio Ferdinand, Rafael Da Silva and Wes Brown should all be fit within two weeks.

"Rafael started training this week," Ferguson said.

"He needs a few more days training but I would imagine he could be available for next weekend.

"Wes is not too far away either and will start football training next week."

"Without question, getting these lads back would be a major boost for us," the Scot added.