Goalkeeper David de Gea has become the latest member of the Manchester United squad to pick up an injury. The total number of the walking wounded at Old Trafford is now fourteen, and De Gea joins the likes of Wayne Rooney, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Ashley Young and Luke Shaw on the sidelines.
Bayern Munich and Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal revealed that he received an offer from Premier League giants Manchester United last summer, and even considered moving to Old Trafford before ultimately choosing to return to Germany.
Chelsea's emphatic 5-1 win over Manuel Pellegrini's side on Sunday raised questions about the Manchester City team selected by the Chilean at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea's 5-1 victory over Manchester City in the weekend FA Cup fixture was a near-perfect performance, with the Blues overcoming a first-half scare to beat a severely depleted City side comfortably in the end.
London sides Chelsea and West Ham both reached the quarter-finals of the FA Cup on Sunday as city rivals Tottenham Hotspur were knocked out by fellow capital club Crystal Palace.
Barcelona have won the last couple of matches by narrow margins, and have not been very convincing in their victories. However, their star striker Luis Suarez feels that it is important for the Catalans to win the difficult matches like these, in order to win the league.
Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty as Real Madrid's hopes of catching La Liga leaders Barcelona were all but ended with a 1-1 draw at Malaga on Sunday.
Former Real Madrid manager Rafael Benítez has praised Welsh superstar Gareth Bale for his ability to constantly improve, and has tipped the former Tottenham Hotspur star to become the best player in the world in two years.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored his 21st league goal in Borussia Dortmund's 1-0 win at Bayer Leverkusen on Sunday after the referee made Bundesliga history by briefly stopping play when the home coach refused to go to the stands.
As both the sides meet for the first time in a competitive game, Shrewsbury will be looking to take advantage of Manchester United's slump in form as Louis Van Gaal remains under immense pressure from the board as well as the fans of the club.