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28/11/2011 09:30 , Editorial team
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Today at Old Trafford

15:24 A reminder of a trip we covered here a while back. United's Under-12s are one of four teams taking part in the Christmas Truce Tournament which gets underway in Ypres tonight. "I think it's important to understand that football has a wonderful power to build bridges," explained Academy director Brian McClair. "Certainly, the visit to the Menin Gate will be very thought-provoking for them and will be a point in their life where they will be able to look back and say: 'I'm glad I did that'. I'm sure it will be humbling but it will also be of great benefit. They are going to be given the time to pause and reflect what happens when others go and fight for a bigger cause." (AM)

12:14 A story which didn’t make it into today’s round-up was one involving Anderson and ten Bernese Mountain dogs. According to the tabloids, the Brazilian ace has bought two of the giant canines and didn’t realise the pair were male and female – resulting in eight unexpected puppies. The Brazilian ace now has quite a job on his hands as adult Bernese can weigh up to eight stone and wolf down four meals a day! (MF)

12:07 Have you seen the papers today? There’s plenty of speculation regarding the future of Ryan Giggs, who according to The Sun, will be offered a new 12-month contract extension before the end of this season. The United legend is currently 13 appearances short of an incredible 900 games for the Reds and, given his current form and fitness, it’s hard to imagine him not reaching that milestone. I wonder what the odds are on 1000 games? (Mark Froggatt)

11:29 A reminder that the FA Youth Cup trail starts again tonight with Torquay providing the opposition at Moss Lane, Altrincham. Paul McGuinness' young Reds will be hoping to emulate last year's success although, as MUTV's David Stowell points out,

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