Ferdinand trains as normal

The defender defied Sir Alex Ferguson on Saturday by refusing to wear a T-shirt supporting the anti-racism Kick It Out campaign ahead of United's 4-2 win over Stoke, leading his manager to state publicly that the 33-year-old would be "dealt with".

But there have been suggestions that the pair resolved their differences at a meeting on Sunday morning and Ferdinand did train with the remainder of his team-mates at Carrington ahead of the game.

The chances of Ferdinand playing have increased as Chris Smalling is still to start full training after suffering a broken metatarsal during pre-season.

It means Ferguson still only has three centre-backs - Ferdinand, Jonny Evans and rookie Scott Wootton.

Meanwhile, Ashley Young could be involved for the first time since suffering a knee injury in August.

United have started their European campaign well with a 100 per cent record after two games following victories over Galatasaray and Cluj.

Source: PA

Source: PA