Old Trafford ground staff have been reinforcing the nets, for they’re about to be bulged en mass.
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Many-medalled former Barcelona stopper Victor Valdes still hasn’t found a new club, but is fighting for fitness with the Red Devils.
The Blues’ boss didn’t rate his attack too highly last term, but injuries could mean the one he takes to Old Trafford is far worse.
Louis van Gaal has clearly found a role in his Old Trafford set-up for Marouane Fellaini, who changed the Hawthorns clash completely.
Badly-run Birmingham are in the market for a new manager after sacking the former Newcastle midfielder.
Los Blaugrana stalwart may be distancing himself from an Old Trafford switch, but the Red Devils’ needn’t worry.
The Red Devils seek win number three of the campaign at a ground where they haven’t lost in the league in three decades.
As ever, there was plenty of conjecture regarding football’s great and good while the Premier League resumed.