Source - Sky Sports
Manchester United have injury concerns in attack ahead of Crystal Palace's visit to Old Trafford, live on Prem Plus.
The Red Devils' expensively assembled four-pronged strike-force could be reduced to just one member in the worst case scenario for manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
Louis Saha, who scored in the Carling Cup victory over Palace last month, is definitely out with an ankle injury.
Ruud van Nistelrooy is undergoing a scan on Friday on his troublesome calf complaint and is rated doubtful for the teatime tussle.
Ferguson also has concerns over the fitness of Alan Smith who picked up a knock to his foot during Monday's 1-1 draw at Fulham.
That could leave Ferguson with just Wayne Rooney as a striking option and it would be interesting to see if the England ace is allowed to lead the line against Palace.
Kleberson is also missing with an ankle injury, while Cristiano Ronaldo and Gabriel Heinze are reportedly on a mid-season sabbatical.
Heinze's absence, although it could be delayed until next week, would open the door for John O'Shea, while the likes of Darren Fletcher, Liam Miller and David Bellion will be hoping for a chance with Ronaldo back in Portugal.
Palace, like United, will ring the changes from the team which was beaten at Old Trafford in the fourth round of the Carling Cup.
Iain Dowie's selection problems are not as severe as his opposite number, with Wayne Andrews aiming to shake off a flu bug.
Tommy Black is definitely missing with a broken leg, along with Nicola Ventola, but Gonzalo Sorondo could return to the squad after a hamstring injury.
The Eagles' sole victory away from home in The Premiership this season was at Birmingham, when Andy Johnson's breakaway goal settled the match.
Dowie is likely to again deploy Johnson as a lone striker, with Palace operating with a five-man midfield designed to frustrate the hosts.
Skysports.com prediction: 3-0
Palace will seek to hold out at Old Trafford but, once the first goal goes in, United should enjoy a stroll.