Liverpool roll into town with Kenny Dalglish at the head of the caravan hoping their messiah will be able to reverse their fortunes.
But if there was a worse game he could have started off on I can’t find it as United, despite cruising, don’t seem in the mood to play games. Sir Alex has vowed to field a strong team in an effort to avoid a repeat of last season’s shock defeat to Leeds at this stage of the competition.
Whilst the team is strong, there are notable absentees in the form of Rooney, Vidic and van der Sar meaning Jonny Evans starts whilst Hernandez and Kuszczak retains their places.
Starting XI: Kuszczak; Rafael, Ferdinand, J. Evans, Evra; Nani, Carrick, Fletcher, Giggs; Berbatov, Hernandez
Subs: Lindegaard, Owen, Anderson, Smalling, Fabio, Obertan, Gibson