Friday 5 October
16:26 Speaking of polls and awards, Shinji Kagawa received a special memento of his time at Dortmund today. Two gentlemen from Germany's PFA were at Carrington to honour his inclusion in the Bundesliga Team of the Year. Well done Shinji, and here's to you being in our league's equivalent for 2012/13. So far so good on that one. (AB)
16:10 Sorry for the radio silence since our return from Carrington - we've been busy writing stories for the weekend, including more from Sir Alex and the outcome of a quick chat I had with Anderson. I spoke to the Brazilian ace about Sunday's game and our forthcoming Goal of the Month competition. I wished him luck with his stunning Capital One Cup strike against Newcastle and he replied, "Thank you very much, it was a nice goal" but he isn't expecting to win... find out who he's tipping for the award when our story's published tomorrow morning. (AB)
12:50 Here are the main points from Sir Alex's press conference:
Team news: "We have more or less same squad as the other night, plus Giggs, Scholes and Carrick. Michael had a bug. Jonny Evans is okay - he had a dead leg that he picked up on Saturday against Tottenham and we just took him off towards the end [v Cluj]."
On Newcastle: "It's always a difficult place to go to. I think Alan Pardew has got a really good team there. He's done a great job on the back of