The legend goes that Robinho thought he was about to play a game of rugby when he lined up in the tunnel against Stoke a few years ago.
Tony Pulis’ Potters were known for their physicality with most of their key players towering over 6ft tall.
Next season however, the role of Premier League bullies will be played by Man United.
The recent additions of Romelu Lukaku and Victor Lindelof has added further bulk to an already physically imposing squad.
And if Jose Mourinho signs Tiemoue Bakayoko and/or Ivan Perisic then United’s squad could give the All Blacks a run for their money.
The Croatian winger in particular would be a worthy recruit in terms of athleticism as most players in his position tend to be lightweight and small in stature.
All this means that United could feasibly field a starting XI of players exclusively 6ft or taller.
What do you make of this intimidating line-up?
While many fans will be uneasy at the sight of Marouane Fellaini in the starting XI, this approach represents a potentially effective Plan B.
And you can just imagine Bakayoko in there instead if that puts you at ease.
Mourinho is an tactically astute manager and if believes an opponent can be bullied out of three points then he certainly has the resources at his disposal.
The Premier League is known for being the most intense and physically demanding of Europe’s top leagues and so a surplus of muscle should benefit United.
Can United bully their way to the title?