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Wednesday 14 September (all times are local, Portugal is the same as BST)
19:25 Right, it's time to wrap up my blog - I hope you've enjoyed reading it during United's two days in Portugal. We're flying home straight after the game, but in the meantime look out for my match report on the Homepage later. Meanwhile, you can follow what unfolds on the pitch in front of us with our Match Tracker text commentary and live radio coverage on MUTV Online. Enjoy. Over and out from Today in Lisbon.
19:19 Our hosts line up as follows this evening: Artur; Emerson, Luisao, Pereira, Garay; Amorim, Javi Garcia, Aimar, Gaitan; Witsel, Cardozo. Subs: Eduardo, Jardel, Bruno Cesar, Matic, Nolito, Machado, Saviola.
19:13 The formation isn't confirmed of course, but I think we'll be 4-3-3 when we're on the attack with Antonio Valencia and Ji-sung Park - making their maiden starts of the season - flanking Wayne Rooney. The boss has made eight changes in all to the side which kicking off at Bolton, with Ryan Giggs, Anders Lindegaard and Darren Fletcher also featuring in the eleven for the first time in 2011/12. Good luck to all the lads against a decent Benfica side.
19:08 Sorry for the break in comments, we've had a bit of a slog through matchday traffic. Unlike the United players, the United reporters and photographers don't get the police escort with sirens and flashing lights! Anyway we're at the stadium now and checking out the experienced line-up named by