"Paul will get a good part of the second half," Ferguson told Setanta. "Paul is coming along fine, he needs plenty of football and will be involved in Japan of course.
"He is on the way back and Paul Scholes coming back is a big boost to us.
"Of course players when they are fit want to play every game. But in the modern era of the Premier League it is impossible and is why we have a squad of 20 plus and I am delighted with that."