Ferguson Set To Give Youth A Chance
"I'm going to play the younger ones, but also players like Anderson, Nani, maybe O'Shea," he said. "But the younger one like Pique, Evans, Simpson, Bardlsey, Eagles, Martin, Dong, Campbell, Kuszczak - they'll all be involved,” Ferguson revealed to Manchester United Radio.
"This is a really important night for these players. They all want regular first-team football and that's not easy to manage. I'm trying to get them games in the Premier League and in Europe too, but Wednesday is a great opportunity for them.
"You have to use your squad throughout the course of the season and I'll be doing that when the time's right. At the moment they might not see that, but it will happen and I know they won't let us down.
"A lot of these players have already shown great improvement. Chris Eagles has been sensational in training and the games he's played in. Young Jonny Evans and Gerard Pique have also been excellent, as has Danny Simpson.
"There's real promise there and that's what we want to see on Wednesday. We want them to play with the kind of commitment they see from the first-team players every week."
Speaking about their opponents, Ferguson was sure that Coventry will put up a spirited fight when they travel to Old Trafford.
Ferguson also said England striker Wayne Rooney is itching to be involved after returning last week from a broken toe sustained on the opening day of the season.
"He's been in my ear wanting to play," Ferguson said.