As we enter another blockbuster weekend in the English Premier League, we find two teams at the top of the table reaching for the limits as they compete for the most coveted prize, the EPL title.
In recent years, United have had the better of almost everyone with Chelsea and Arsenal coming in behind them.
Last seasons Champions Chelsea have had the worst run in a long time, stumbling along in the last couple weeks and falling to third after having a seven point lead at the top.
United were unfortunate to have their match against Blackpool postponed due to a frozen pitch, allowing Arsenal to take top spot.
But all focus will be on how United can regain the belief of the fans when they face the Gunners at Old Trafford in what seems the first biggest test for Sir Alex and his troops.
On the other hand Arsenal will look to lift their game and defend their position at the top of the table.
So with all that in context, who will Fergie select, we are aware that for most of last season he used a more conservative 4-4-1-1 (4-5-1) formation with the second attacker playing behind the front man, allowing for less space in the middle and thus ensuring the opposition use their wings.
But this season he has altered that a bit, we have seen recent success with the standard 4-4-2 formation, allowing more attacking from the flanks, into the middle with capable forwards.
Arsenal been a team with immense quality and ability, Ferguson won't want to be to adventurous, but i can see him taking a risk with two strikers, with the option of Rooney he can always change things around and pull him into the midfield.