Sir Alex Ferguson hopes Nemanja Vidic, Chris Smalling and Tom Cleverley will be fit for Manchester United's next game against Liverpool.
Ferguson will be just as concerned by what goes on at Carrington during the current international break as he is by the matches being played around the world.
Manchester United have three players - skipper Vidic, Smalling and Cleverley - who have a chance of being fit for the crucial Premier League visit to Liverpool on October 15.
Vidic has been out since suffering a calf strain in the opening-day triumph at West Brom in August, whilst Smalling and Cleverley are battling to overcome groin and foot injuries respectively.
However, Ferguson knows from past experience that merely being fit is not enough to warrant selection at Anfield.
He also believes players must have an added edge to cope with such a tumultuous fixture.