The Dutch striker, who joined the Red Devils from Arsenal last week, has been forced to settle for a place among the United substitutes at Everton.
Despite admitting that he was tempted to start the 29-year-old, Ferguson believes that he has made the right decision.
"He has not played any football. Given the expectation on him I think it is fair that he starts on the bench," he told Sky Sports News.
"There will always be a temptation with a great player like that but I think we have taken the sensible route."
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