12:17 United's Lancashire Senior Cup quarter-final with Morecambe at the Globe Arena has been moved to Wednesday 19 December with a 7pm kick-off. (AM)
11:30 Sir Alex was asked by reporters earlier about the controversy surrounding referee Mark Clattenburg since the Chelsea game last Sunday. He had this to say: "I don’t believe Mark Clattenburg would make any comments like that. I refuse to believe it. I think it’s unthinkable in the modern climate. There is no way a referee would stoop to that, I’m convinced about that. I think the modern game has completely changed to what it was 25 years ago. I played myself and I know the banter that goes on between referees and players, but 25 years ago it was different from today. I’ve never had a player ever come to me in the last 15 years saying a referee swore in a game. That’s where I stand. I don’t believe it." (GT)
09:48 Gemma has been at Sir Alex’s press conference this morning and here are the main updates:
Team news: "We have no injuries from last Sunday or Wednesday. Chris Smalling is training with the first-team squad on the football side, which is good news. He’s not ready for us yet but it's encouraging."
On Arsenal: "Every game against Arsenal is always a big one and it won't be any different tomorrow. They have proved defensively this year that they're a stronger, more physical team. They have much more physical types of players than they’ve had in the past. I watched them last week against QPR. It'll be a hard game – we won't score eight tomorrow!"