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Today at OT: 29 Nov-3 Dec

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Friday 3 December

17:09

We've had confirmation that United's FA Cup third round tie against Liverpool at Old Trafford will take place on Sunday 9 January at 13:30 GMT. (GT)

16:13 So that's it then... United's game at Blackpool, as we began to fear earlier, is postponed due to the big freeze. A blank weekend presents itself, but weather permitting elsewhere, there'll still be some big games for us to keep an eye on with Arsenal, Chelsea and Man City all playing tomorrow. I wonder what the chances are of all three of them, all at home, losing? Reds staying top without kicking a ball? Now there's a thought to cheer us up. (AB)

15:20 Edwin's also been talking about the man who could be his eventual successor. He admits he doesn't know too much about Anders Lindegaard but is looking forward to the Dane's arrival, and insists it's not unusual that United are planning for his retirement already. "The club has to look forward and anticipate certain things," the 40-year-old says. "It would be strange if I were in my prime, around the age of 32, and things were happening around me. That would be awkward, but I think this situation is normal." (JT)

15:12 Edwin van der Sar has been speaking to the media today. As well as reflecting on a strange week of contrasts for United, he also praised Saturday's opponents Blackpool, who have won many admirers already this term. Look out for an article in this week's Red View and on ManUtd.com on Saturday morning. (JT)

14:07 We've just had confirmation that United's FA Youth Cup third round tie at home to Portsmouth has been postponed because of a frozen pitch at

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