We've been behind the scenes to suss out the mood as the clock winds down to the big one at Old Trafford
It's press conference time, but all the passion, drama and raw excitement of the Manchester derby has not exactly translated itself to the gentlemen of the press by the looks of it. Or it could be because the Media Centre coffee machine is in the blink again.
Kit man and general legend-in-residence Les Chapman makes sure everything is in it's right place ahead of the short trip to M16.
Kolo Toure leads the lads out of the main building at Carrington, which now looks like it has the world's biggest mobile phone mast growing out of the top.
You can't tell from the photo, but Ivan Carminati has got Mario Balotelli to run along a greasy pole, laid flat, over a pit with a very long drop.
Some people will go to any lengths to get a photo of Carlos Tevez but club photographer Sharon Latham can get up close and personal to bring you this shot of the great man at work.
Nigel de Jong really is a modern man, make no mistake, and he's quite happy to spread the love with a group hug. What a guy!