Sir Alex Ferguson believes Ryan Giggs' month-long absence with a broken arm has provided him with the rest required to be a major weapon for Manchester United in the title run-in.
Giggs will sit out Sunday's Premier League encounter with Fulham but is expected to make his comeback against Liverpool at Old Trafford seven days later.
As United's Champions League campaign will continue 10 days after that, it is the perfect time for Giggs to return as Ferguson's men bid for glory on two fronts.
It also means the Red Devils boss does not have to worry about juggling the arduous demands of a fixture list that barely gives any time for a break, as he knows Giggs will be fresh, and, with harder pitches less stamina sapping, the 36-year-old can have a major impact in the latter weeks of the season.
"Ryan will be fit for the Liverpool game," confirmed Ferguson.
"His performances in training have been fantastic.
"He is getting another plaster on today but we will be getting a fresh player back, which is good.
"For weeks we had to try and work out the best games for him to play in, in terms of freshness and rest.
"Now he has had a month's rest."Reuse content