Quote/unquote: "We have to get used to playing Manchester City in big games and that's the case again. The important thing is to win Monday's game. It'll be a big game for City. They'll want to come and derail us for a spell. We're at home and our consistency is there for all to see. I expect us to perform really well on Monday." - Sir Alex Ferguson.
Whistle blower: Wirral-based official Mike Dean takes charge of derby affairs and will look to maintain cool heads all round. Dean has been the referee for three United games this term - the home wins against Arsenal and Newcastle and away triumph at Southampton.