Sir Alex Ferguson
The boss is scouting young players to add to the squad. REUTERS

Jesse Lingard is hoping to make a gallant comeback from injury, and be involved in Manchester United's tie with Crystal Palace in the Carling Cup quarter final this week.

United are facing one of the less stressful ties in the competition, with Arsenal taking on Manchester City and Liverpool playing Chelsea.

And with this in mind, Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed he will give his younger squad members a chance to shine on the big stage, with Larnell Cole, Ravel Morrison, Paul Pogba and Michael Keane also set to feature in the tie.

And as 18 year old Lingard trains with the first-team, the youngster is hopeful that he will get a mention when the side run onto the pitch at Old Trafford tomorrow night.

"Hopefully, I can be involved against Palace," he told the official Manchester United website.

"I've been training a lot with the first-team now and just hope I can keep training with them.

"I've enjoyed the training a lot and you shouldn't be surprised by it. You've just got to carry on playing your normal game. I've got to keep working hard, keep the manager thinking about me and, hopefully I'll be involved in the Palace game."

Lingard has just completed his recovery from injury, with the starlet hurting his ankle towards the start of the season. But the Englishman insists he's ready to make a full return and prove himself to Ferguson.

"I'd hurt my medial ligament and part of my ankle," he said. "It was a five-week rehabilitation programme and I was on the bench for the next game after the injury.

"But I've come on nicely with it and am playing well now. I just had to keep my chin up, keeping playing and doing well now I'm over the injury."