Kitman Les Chapman was preparing meticulously hours before kick-off.
Aleks shares a moment with one of the lucky mascots for the day.
David Platt says hello to Daily Telegraph big-hitter Henry Winter.
David Platt gets the backstage gossip from "Strictly" a few weeks too late.
Roberto opted to keep his barnet as dry as possible during the warm-up.
Mr Gallagher opts for that most rock'n'roll of tipples, the cup of tea.
Wrongly-deposed boxing champ Amir Khan settles down.
The lads get back into the dry after a rain-soaked warm-up.
Inspiring words in the tunnel on a day where "Pride In Battle" really was the order of the day.
Balotelli exchanges pleasantries with David Beckham.
Owen faced his former team-mates out on the pitch towards the end.
Frustration written all over Aguero's face.
Behind the scenes photos from Sunday's see-saw clash with United.