Manchester United face the prospect of taking on Bolton Wanderers at Old Trafford this afternoon with a bunch of unknowns - except for one famous face: Bobby Charlton.
The Red Devils will be without at least 11 injured players and are having difficulty filling the gaps in time for the Premier League clash.
And manager Sir Alex Ferguson begins a five-match touchline ban, imposed by the FA for improper conduct resulting from his comments after the 2-1 defeat at Chelsea.
A spokesman for the club - another new face - told us: "It's not an easy time for us and I'm afraid I'm going to sound like old Harry Redknapp, but we're really down to the bare bones.
"Not only have we got 11 crocks on the treatment table but Scholesy's starting a ban for all his stupid yellow cards. Berk!
"Anyway, me and a couple of the backroom boys went round some local supermarkets yesterday and put out an announcement on their tannoys. As a result a few lads have volunteered to come down with their boots - oh, and Sir Bobby's still registered apparently, so he could come off the bench for 20 minutes."