football. What was his mandate? To get them up into the Premier League as quickly as possible and he got them up within a year. Tell me someone else who could’ve done that?” – Sir Alex Ferguson.
Whistle blower: Mike Jones has been appointed to this fixture, his first involving either club this season. United fans saw the Chester-based official during last term’s 4-4 draw with Everton.
Rivals watch: There are eight Premier League fixtures on Wednesday night, including Manchester City’s trip to Wigan Athletic and Chelsea’s home match with neighbours Fulham.