Hopefully we can concentrate on the football and not other off field matters as Patrice Evra starts as expected.
De Gea returns in goal whilst Welbeck is up top alone as a severely depleted United team attempt to progress past rivals Liverpool.
Manchester United Starting XI: De Gea; Rafael, Smalling, Evans, Evra; Valencia, Carrick, Scholes, Giggs, Park; Welbeck
Subs: Lindegaard, Ferdinand, Berbatov, Chicharito, Fabio, M.Keane, Pogba.
Liverpool Starting XI: Reina – Kelly, Carragher, Skrtel, Agger, Enrique – Maxi, Gerrard, Henderson, Downing – Carroll