While the Paul Pogba-Jose Mourinho circus makes for great entertainment for rivals and neutrals alike, Manchester United fans will be hoping their squad can put the drama behind them and claim an important three points against West Ham on Saturday.
United's 1-1 draw with Wolves followed by being dumped out of the Carabao Cup has the Red Devils aching for a much-needed win to restore some semblance of momentum, but it is unlikely to be an easy task.
Saturday's early kick-off is sure to be a cracker and Goal brings you everything you need to know ahead of the fixture.
|Game||West Ham vs Man Utd|
|Date||Saturday, September 29|
|Time||12:30pm BST / 7:30am ET|
TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch
In the United States (US) the game can be viewed on NBCSN and is available to stream on NBC Sports Live.
|US TV channel||Online stream|
|NBCSN||NBC Sports Live|
In the United Kingdom (UK) the game will be aired on BT Sport 1/BT Sport 4K UHD and can be streamed through the BT Sport app.
|UK TV channel||Online stream|
|BT Sport 1||BT Sport app|
Squads & Team News
|Position||West Ham players|
|Defenders||Cresswell, Balbuena, Zabaleta, Ogbonna, Diop, Fredericks, Masuaku, Oxford, Rice|
|Midfielders||Snodgrass, Obiang, Noble, Holland, Pask, Diangana, Powell, Coventry|
|Forwards||Arnautovic, Yarmolenko, Perez, Antonio, Anderson|
Carlos Sanchez suffered a knee injury in the 8-0 drubbing of Macclesfield, while Chicharito is also out.
Jack Wilshere, Winston Reid, Andy Carroll and Manuel Lanzini are all long-term absentees of varying degrees.
Marko Arnautovic is '100% fit' to play after recovering from a knee injury.
Potential West Ham XI: Fabianski; Zabaleta, Balbuena, Diop, Masuaku; Obiang, Rice, Noble; Yarmolenko, Arnautovic, Anderson
|Position||Man Utd players|
|Goalkeepers||De Gea, Grant|
|Defenders||Young, Smalling, Shaw, Bailly, Darmian, Lindelof|
|Midfielders||Pogba, Fellaini, Mata, Herrera, Fred, McTominay, Matic|
|Forwards||Lukaku, Martial, Rashford, Sanchez|
The big question over Man Utd's starting XI is whether Pogba will feature, though it has been suggested that the Portuguese boss will include him in order to either vindicate his hostility towards the midfielder if he plays well or use him as a scapegoat if he performs poorly.
Marcos Rojo remains on the sidelines with no known return date.
Potential Man Utd XI: De Gea; Valencia, Smalling, Lindelof, Shaw; Pogba, Matic, Fred; Sanchez, Lukaku, Lingard
Betting & Match Odds
The Pogba vs Mourinho saga rages on in the Man Utd squad, with many of the feeling that either one or both of the individuals will have left Old Trafford come the summer - or perhaps even January.
The most recent spat between the two saw the manager strip the Frenchman of the vice-captaincy, only to follow up with a statement claiming he wasn't the VC in the first place.
All that, of course, came in the wake of misguided comments made by Pogba after the Wolves draw and a frosty altercation between the pair on the training ground.
Fans will be hoping the pair will heed Dimitar Berbatov's advice and stop 'comparing d*cks', however, with the Red Devils in drastic need of a return to winning ways after a humiliating Carabao Cup exit at the hands of Frank Lampard's Derby County.
Beating West Ham in London, though, is unlikely to be easy. The Hammers have sprung to life in recent weeks following a poor start to the season, defeating Everton 3-1 at Goodison Park, then holding high-flying Chelsea to a goalless draw before thumping Macclesfield Town 8-0 in the Carabao Cup.
Manuel Pellegrini has a fine compliment of players to choose from, even with some notable injuries, and will hope the likes of Arnautovic, Felipe Anderson and Andriy Yarmolenko can propel the hosts to another victory on home soil.