That's all from Today at Old Trafford for 2012 but our rolling blog will return on Wednesday 2 January 2013. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.
Friday 21 December
17:58 We've had a message from the club to let fans know that there are no trains operating to and from the stadium on Boxing Day for the clash against Newcastle. (AM)
16:09 Real Madrid president Florentino Perez seems unfazed about meeting United in the Champions League. In a brief video clip on Marca's website, he said: "It's fine, Manchester is fine. We've been drawn against them twice and eliminated them twice." Let's hope there's some misplaced confidence there. (AM)
14:08 I managed to catch up with Jonny Evans when I was down at Carrington, who was delighted to have signed a new contract. You'll be able to read more detailed thoughts from the defender at 16:00 GMT. (NC)
12:23 Here are the main updates from Sir Alex’s press conference:
Team news: “Rafael is still out with a hamstring injury, Nani is still injured. Vidic might not be ready to start. Evans is fit and Kagawa takes training with the first team on Monday. Vida is doing great in training, it's just a matter of picking the time to bring him back. It gives me options with Smalling, Jones, Ferdinand and Evans.”