By James Dutton For Mailonline
Published: 13:37 GMT, 26 January 2020 | Updated: 13:58 GMT, 26 January 2020
Tranmere were forced to cover their mudbath of a pitch to avoid further damage from the rain ahead of the visit of Manchester United on Sunday.
The muddy pitch has been a cause of concern ahead of the FA Cup fourth-round tie, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer complaining about 'divots everywhere' in the buildup.
And groundsmen were frantically trying to move mud off the playing area with heavy rollers and brushes as the League One side took every precaution to make sure the game went ahead.
Tranmere have been employing heavy rollers on the muddy pitch at Prenton Park
Ground staff tend to standing water in the area surrounding one of the corner flags
Mud is swept off the playing area and past the touchline as groundsmen work doubly hard
A Tranmere groundsman tends to water on top of the cover ahead of kick-off
Two games have been postponed at Prenton Park in recent weeks due to inclement