to the Champions League draw, looked ahead to a busy month of games in September and discussed our summer signings. Look out for the interview on the website in the coming few days. (GT)
09:30 Sir Alex did speak about Darren Fletcher, as I anticipated. "He's training well, every day. I think he's going up to Scotland again next week to work with them [the national squad]. He played the other night for the Under-21s and played really well. With the condition he has, though, it's a case of wait and see. If he keeps doing as well as he's doing then obviously he'll be under consideration because he's a fantastic player. Darren could come into the 25-man Champions League squad quite easily, without me having to leave others out because we have a number of players who qualify as youth products in addition to the 25." (NC)
09:25 Meanwhile there's uncertainty over where Dimitar Berbatov will end up today, on transfer deadline day. Sir Alex told us, "He's not gone yet. I don't know anything about it. We've not had any contact with him. We thought he was in Italy, going to Fiorentina. But it turns out he's not gone there. He could be anywhere, to be honest with you. It wouldn't surprise me if he's at Tottenham. I don't think he's certain to go to Fulham, put it that way."
09:24 The boss also spoke at the press conference about his decision to leave out Wayne last weekend. "Wayne's a bit behind other players. It wasn't an easy choice because I had to leave out a very good player and a player who can score you goals. That's not an easy decision, but it was done."
09:23 Sir Alex's press conference has just ended, here are the main points: