Scholesy may return against Blackburn

Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes could return from injury to play some part in Wednesday's League Cup quarter-final at home to Blackburn Rovers, manager Alex Ferguson told the club website (

"I have Paul Scholes in mind. He is training well and is chomping at the bit to get started. So a place on the bench with perhaps a few minutes' pitch time could be good for him."

The 34-year-old damaged knee ligaments in United's 3-0 Champions League win against AaB Aalborg in September and was expected to be sidelined until the middle of December.