Quote/unquote: "Berbatov is Fulham's best player. I don't think he was a failure here. He was a good player. At his age it's not easy to be not playing when I have lots of choices. He wanted first-team football and it was the right thing to do. I think he's doing well there." - Sir Alex Ferguson
Whistle-blower: Mark Clattenburg will be the man in the middle for this fixture, taking charge of his first United match since the Capital One Cup clash with Chelsea in October. This season, the experienced official has dished out 56 yellow cards and five red in 20 games.
Rivals watch: At midday on Saturday, Manchester City face Stoke at the Britannia Stadium before Leeds face Tottenham, Liverpool meet Oldham and Chelsea travel to Brentford on Sunday.