Now that the ironing's done (accompanied by an almost perfectly timed playlist of Major Lazer on Spotify - thanks to Graham Linehan and Mike Skinner) I thought I'd have a crack at live blogging the big game (even though I won't publish till after the game finishes) So it's 5 Live, a bottle of Waitrose vintage English cider, and updates as we go through the afternoon.
Six or seven minutes to kick-off, Lawro and Greenie positioned in the stands at the Sty, a beautiful day with the breeze blowing through the open window. Hearing that the A5 is closed at Chirk Bank. Team news: Rio is in - is he fully fit? Tevez is in, and the same question applies. Despite the countless millions, we're still stuck with Bellamy leading the line. I have my fears. As long as Rooney is playing, there's danger, and you always have to watch out for Berbatov.
00:00 And... here we go. Bridge is a tosser, as I've always said.
01:00 GOAL. 1-0 United. And what was I saying about Rooney? Fucking shit! Early days. Early days. Settle down lads, FFS.