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01/10/2012 11:45 , Gemma Thompson in Cluj
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Today in Cluj

Perfect weather for it!

13:45 Talking of Rooney, United’s last win on Romanian soil, on our last visit here just over a year ago, came courtesy of two Rooney penalties which sealed a 2-0 victory over Otelul Galati. Sir Alex’s men did, however, end the night with ten men following Nemanja Vidic’s dismissal.

13:27 Prior to their opening Group H match, Cluj had already posted two 1-0 home wins in the qualifying rounds against FC Slovan Liberec and FC Basel, who knocked us out of the Champions League last season, and acts as an another indication that tomorrow’s match will not be easy. Wayne Rooney agrees. “If you are not at your best you get punished in the Champions League, which is what happened to us last season. We have to make sure that won't happen again this year. It’s a great competition to be in - you look at the teams involved and it is a great challenge for everyone.”

12:19 Tonight’s game will be the first ever meeting between United and Cluj, however, Cluj coach Ioan Andone has faced the Reds before after his FC Dinamo Bucharest side were beaten by Sir Alex’s men in 2004/05 Champions League qualifying. Cluj kicked off this season’s Group H campaign – only their third ever in the group stages – with a 2-0 win away at Braga. A well-worked tactical plan from Andone paid off with former Braga frontman Rafael Bastos scoring both goals.

11:50 Incidentally, we'll have 1,108 fans at the CFR Stadium this evening. Quite a lot are coming on the day trip from Manchester. I hope they've brought their flip-flops and suncream!

11:20 Good morning from sunny Romania. It’s the best day of the week – matchday! As is always the

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