MANCHESTER UNITED are preparing for their massive Premier League clash against Liverpool on Sunday.
And Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is willing to risk bringing back Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial early from injury because he does not trust Alexis Sanchez for the big occasion.
The pair are recovering from hamstring and groin problems suffered in their defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League
But Solskjaer does not want Sanchez starting, with the club willing to listen to offers for the £505,000-a-week Chilean.
It may look like Man United are up to some sneaky tricks to gain an edge over their rivals – but the Old Trafford ground staff are spraying garlic on the turf to help both sides.
The root vegetable has been known to prevent pesticides from damaging the grass, a technique that has been used by a host of Premier League clubs already.
But one thing that could spur the players to victory is the return to the dressing room for a legend known for the hairdryer treatment as much as he was for winning trophies.
Sir Alex Ferguson has been invited by his former charge Solskjaer to give a team talk to the current crop in the hope they can oust their arch enemies.
Meanwhile, in transfer news, United want to join the likes of Arsenal and Barcelona in the hunt for Lille winger Nicolas Pepe.
The Ivorian has netted 16 goals, adding a further eight assists, in a breakout season for the 23-year-old.
The Gunners want him to provide pace down their flanks, something they have lacked in recent times – but could be beaten by the Red Devils, who are targeting a replacement for Sanchez.