While Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would have been satisfied with a share of the spoils against Sheffield United, the Norwegian would have considered Sunday's 2-2 draw with Aston Villa as two points dropped.
United now sit in eighth position in the top-flight standings, eight points adrift of fourth-placed Chelsea and 22 points behind leaders Liverpool.
Here, Sports Mole predicts how the north-west outfit may line up against Jose Mourinho's team at Old Trafford.
Solskjaer has suggested that Scott McTominay could be ready to make his return from an ankle injury for the game on Wednesday night.
However, due to a persistent ankle problem, Paul Pogba is likely to need a few more days on the training pitch before being considered for a spot in the 18-man squad.
However, Solskjaer may feel that the youngster has done enough to stay ahead of his more experienced teammate, who may be saved for Saturday's Manchester derby.