The Premier League champions suffered a surprise 3-2 home defeat on 31 December and Ferguson will still be deeply frustrated at the lost points.
But that is not to say it will happen.
After the 6-1 home loss to neighbours Manchester City in October, they were knocked out of the League Cup by Championship team Crystal Palace and also slipped out of the Uefa Champions League with a shock defeat in Basle.
According to reports today, Ferguson is set to drop David de Gea for their clash with Newcastle United.
The Daily Star claims the Spaniard, who is yet to look anything like the star Man Utd goalkepers of their recent past, looks set to be axed for the match on Wednesday.
Sir Alex is understood to be ready to turn to De Gea’s rival between the sticks, Anders Lindegaard ... but there are some suggesting he could make a move for Newcastle's Tim Krul.
It was De Gea’s mistake that handed Blackburn Rovers their winner at Old Trafford on New Year’s Eve and he has looked unsteady all season.
However, despite his team's ongoing concerns, Ferguson says he does not expect to dip into the transfer market this month.
Ferguson: "The reason there may not be many big signings in January is because the players clubs want are not available.
"To be honest with you, who would want to sell their best player in January?
"I don't see it happening. There are cases of players whose contracts are running out in the summer but they won't get the same money anyway. It'll be well reduced.
"We don't need to do anything until the end of January. We can take our time with that one. We've got, say, three weeks before we can make up our mind on that issue."