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01/03/2013 09:53 , Editorial team
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Today at Old Trafford

13:43 I’ve taken my place in the press box, partly to have something to eat but also to soak up the atmosphere prior to kick-off. As usual, the same faces from the worlds of print and broadcast journalism are in attendance. There’s also a high number of Japanese reporters, who have made Old Trafford their second home since Shinji Kagawa signed for United last summer. Will he start today? We’ll find out soon when the team news emerges. (MF)

12:58 I’ve just returned from the forecourt where I was quizzing fans for the Talking Point feature in an upcoming edition of United Review. Of course, there’s only one man to discuss this afternoon and that’s Ryan Giggs. Therefore, I asked supporters about their favourite Giggsy moment and unsurprisingly, his infamous FA Cup semi-final winner against Arsenal in 1999 was the most popular answer. (MF)

12:11 The manager also reveals he will make changes today with Tuesday’s clash with Real Madrid in mind, but assures fans his starting XI will be strong enough to seal victory. “Even though the huge challenge of playing Real Madrid in three days will inevitably be on our minds, we have a depth and quality of squad that will enable me to field a team that is raring to go.” (MF)

12:04 Sir Alex admits “you need a spot of luck if you are going to be successful in football”, but plays down suggestions that the Reds have been lucky this season. Writing in his programme notes, the boss says: “I think it is an injustice to our players to suggest that we are where we are because good fortune is somehow smiling down on us. Yes, of course we have had our fortunate moments, but equally I have cursed the situations where I think we have had a raw deal. But we are

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