Now the derby chat has died down, Manchester United must pick up where they left off and defeat a struggling West Brom team.
And this should be enough inspiration for Jose Mourinho and his men but they may need to be wary of West Brom side scrapping for their lives at Old Trafford.
What the managers are saying:
Jose Mourinho on Rashford and Martial’s lack of starts: “If you want what I call dry answers, I have dry answers – and a dry answer is only 11 can start the match and we have 22.”
Darren Moore: “We’ll keep fighting, we’ll keep planning and preparing as best as we possibly can and remain focused.
“The supporters and everybody connected with the football club would expect that from us and that is exactly what they are going to get.”
Manchester United: De Gea; Valencia, Bailly, Smalling, Young; Matic, Herrera, Pogba; Lingard, Lukaku, Sanchez.
Doubtful: Blind and Romero
West Brom: Foster; Nyom, Dawson, Hegazy, Gibbs; Phillips, Livermore, Brunt, McClean; Rondon, Rodriguez.
Doubtful: Chadli (thigh), Field (calf), and Evans (knee)
Out: Robson-Kanu (concussion)