Manchester United take on Sheffield United at Old Trafford on Wednesday evening in a clash between top and bottom in the Premier League.
The Red Devils head into the midweek round of fixtures sitting at the summit, while their opponents are at the foot of the division with one win from 19 matches.
Man United maintained their good form with a 3-2 win over rivals Liverpool in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Sunday, with Bruno Fernandes yet again stepping up with the winner.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have now lost just one of their last 13 matches in all competitions, winning nine of those.
In the league, meanwhile, it is 13 games without defeat for United, most recently seeing off Fulham 2-1 last week through goals from Edinson Cavani and Paul Pogba.
It is a run that has seen them move into top spot, two points ahead of Manchester City after playing a game more.
City have a chance to leapfrog their neighbours on Tuesday when travelling to West Bromwich Albion, but United will be confident of responding against out-of-form Sheff Utd.
The Blades may have won three of their last four, but two of those victories have come against lower-league opponents in the FA Cup.
Chris Wilder’s men have collected just five points from a possible 57 in the league and remain on course to go down with the lowest points tally in Premier League history.
They lost 3-1 to Tottenham Hotspur in their most recent top-flight outing, while away from home they have avoided defeat just three times in their last 15 matches.
If that was not bad enough for the Yorkshire side, they have lost their last seven away league encounters with Man United in a run stretching back to August 1975.
Everything points towards what should be a routine victory for the Red Devils, then, as they look to make it five home league wins in their last six games.