QRR. United are also desperate for victory after losing both league derbies in 2011/12.
Whistle-blower: Martin Atkinson has been appointed referee for this barnstorming fixture, having already taken charge of many high-profile matches throughout his career. This season, the Yorkshire-based official has dished out an incredible 71 yellow cards, but just one red, in 18 outings.
Rivals watch: On Saturday, Chelsea travel to Sunderland whilst Arsenal host West Brom at the Emirates. Tottenham will face Everton on Sunday, after the Manchester derby.