Last Updated: Fri, 06 Apr 2012 10:20
Nani has handed Manchester United a massive boost ahead of Sunday's visit of QPR by returning from injury in time for the game.
The Portuguese international has been absent due to an ankle injury he picked up in the 3-2 Europa League defeat against Athletic Bilbao last month.
And, after Nani returned to training with the first-team squad in the past week, Red Devils chief Sir Alex Ferguson revealed on Friday that he will be available for the game against the relegation haunted R's at Old Trafford this weekend.
Michael Owen is also edging into contention after battling back from a thigh injury he sustained at the beginning of November, but he is set to miss out this weekend.
Anderson and Anders Lindegaard are both ruled out with damaged leg muscle and ankle problems respectively, while Nemanja Vidic and Darren Fletcher are long-term absentees.
Ashley Young's impressive goalscoring substitute appearance in Monday's 2-0 win at Blackburn could see him come into contention for a start.
QPR, who are managed by former United striker Mark Hughes, go into the game on the back of last weekend's impressive 2-1 win against Arsenal at Loftus Road and Ryan Giggs is expecting a tough game against his old team-mate's side.
"Mark's managed quite a few clubs now so he's not a new manager anymore. He'll have them well drilled and well prepared, just like the majority of teams that come to Old Trafford. They'll make it difficult for us," he told ManUtd.com.
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