Following the fretting over which players were going to start in defence for United tonight, following the injuries to the majority of our defenders, it has been confirmed that John O’Shea, and more importantly I’d say, Jonny Evans, have passed late fitness tests and will be in the starting XI.

Van der Sar, O’Shea, Ferdinand, Evans, Evra, Carrick, Giggs, Park, Fletcher, Ronaldo, Berbatov.

Of course, I’d probably rather see Rafael, Wes and Neville all starting at right back ahead of JoS (sorry!), but that is a lot more solid looking defence than we’d feared!

We’re looking at Park and Fletcher on the wings, Giggs and Carrick in the centre, with Ronaldo just behind Berbatov?

Subs yet to be confirmed, although I’m hoping to see Wayne Rooney’s name on there! Whilst I’m sure Ferguson is just being cautious, following the lad’s recent return from injury, I never like to see him omitted from the starting line-up.