Wayne Rooney has thrown his support behind his embattled former manager Jose Mourinho, telling those Manchester United team-mates he once played alongside that they have under-performed in recent weeks and must take their share of the responsibility. "There is a lot of wickedness and a clear manhunt", Mourinho said.
"The last 20 minutes has obviously bought him some time".
The game would end in a 3-2 comeback victory for United, the kind Old Trafford witnessed many times under Alex Ferguson.
Bones also dismissed suggestions that Ed Woodward, United's executive vice-chairman, deserved criticism, saying: "The person running the club is Joel Glazer, so any decisions made will be made by Joel Glazer". We couldn't afford another defeat, we couldn't afford another disappointment, especially for the fans.
"They have not won all season, are without an away win since April and are struggling for goals". You knew United would have all the ball in the world.
Packers' Geronimo Allison still going through concussion protocol
Allison remains in the concussion protocol, but McCarthy thinks (or perhaps hopes) that Allison will clear into time for the game. Allison has been the team's best deep threat with a team-high 289 yards on 19 catches to go along with two touchdowns.
Off-field events have proved to be a distraction at Old Trafford throughout the 2018-19 campaign, with a frustrating summer transfer window having set the tone at the Theatre of Dreams.
All three goals were in front of the Stretford End, goals which fans hope will be a turning point in United's very bad season. If I could tell them please don't do it I would say that.
"I beat Liverpool at Anfield 4-0 and I was amazed to hear the stadium singing Liverpool songs".
The suggestion led to Pogba dropping into a role just ahead of defence, Nemanja Matic playing in central defence, and Scott McTominay coming off in place of Fellaini. His stock has never been lower as a United player; he's one of many who needs a change in fortunes.
Here's to it being a real turning point. "They had four attackers and it was hard to defend against a very good team".