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Friday 19 August
17:50 Plenty of player interviews in tonight's Countdown to Kick-off on MUTV. Want to know what Tom Cleverley, Phil Jones and Chris Smalling plus Sir Alex Ferguson had to say to Mandy Henry? Then watch the show - featuring special guest Lou Macari - from 18:30 BST. (AB)
14:29 This was my first meeting with Diouf and I have to say he's a thoroughly pleasant chap who's nearly always wearing a broad grin. One of our French-speaking colleagues at the club conducted the interview and told me Mame has a thick accent which made it hard even for him to understand some of the Senegalese striker's words! Sounded good to me, though... (JT)
14:18 Me, Nick, James and Adam have all been at Carrington this lunchtime. Nick grabbed a word with Chris Smalling, while I spoke to Phil Jones. James was overseeing an interview with Mame Biram Diouf for the French website and Adam was catching up with Reserve team manager Warren Joyce. Look out for stories from them in the coming week. (GT)
13:10 Some recommended reading this lunch-time - Steve Bartram's feature on our former goalkeeper Les Sealey, who tragically passed away on this day in 2001 at the age of just 43. As well as come cracking anecdotes about 'Mr Angry' from Bryan Robson,