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Live blog: Arsenal semi

The team documents the build-up to the Champions League semi-final with Arsenal, from Carrington and Old Trafford. Post your comments on the Talking Reds thread...

Wednesday 29 April

I'm off to my seat in the press box now so I'll sign off the live blog now. Thanks for following it over the last two days. For live text on the match itself, flick over to Match Tracker from 19:35... come on United!

19:02 Interesting selection by Sir Alex, as always - with plenty of ammunition on the bench. But hopefully the first eleven can do the business... I'm sure they can.

19:01 Arsenal line up as follows: Almunia, Sagna, Toure, Silvestre, Gibbs, Walcott, Diaby, Fabregas, Song, Nasri, Adebayor. Subs: Fabianski, Eduardo, Denilson, Ramsey, Djourou, Bendtner, Eboue. (AB)

19:00 Teams are in, slightly later than expected... United: Van der Sar, O'Shea, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra, Fletcher, Carrick, Anderson, Ronaldo, Tevez, Rooney. Subs: Foster, Berbatov, Giggs, Park, Scholes, Rafael, Evans. (AB)

18:10 We should know the line-ups around 18:45 - 1 hour before kick-off. I'll publish them here for you, then hand over to my esteemed colleague Ben Hibbs for live updates during the game in our Match Tracker service. Meanwhile, I'll be writing a match report on what I hope and believe will be a good first-leg win for the Reds. (AB)

18:05 It's a gloriously sunny evening in Manchester, perfect conditions for what Sir Alex has referred to as the "perfect semi-final." The forecourt at Old Trafford is steadily getting busier, although not many Arsenal fans to be seen - they might still be arriving by trains, planes and automobiles. No great need for an overnighter when you're playing a European tie in England... (AB)

17:30 Four of us in the office have just had a go at predicting United's starting XI (I

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