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02/01/2013 10:25 , Editorial team
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Today at Old Trafford

the German side battled back to take the spoils. In the second fixture, James Weir's excellent diving header secured a point from a 1-1 draw with FC Copenhagen. Jack Barmby assisted both goals. The final group game of the day is against Stuttgart. (AM)

11:53 I grabbed a word with Chris Smalling before training to discuss his return to fitness and tomorrow's FA Cup tie at West Ham. The defender is understandably delighted to back in action again after a lengthy injury lay-off and while he admits the FA Cup third round draw could have been kinder to United, he says confidence is high in the camp and everyone is looking forward to the tie. And it's a competition the Reds are determined to do well in having not won it since 2004. Look out for full quotes from Chris on the website later. (GT)

11:42 United's youngsters are in six-a-side action in the Mercedes-Benz Junior Cup today and the tournament's official website are running a live feed of the matches (http://mercedes-benz-junior-cup.de/LiveStream.106.0.html?). The Reds play Schalke, FC Copenhagen and Stuttgart this afternoon from 1pm). (AM)

11:40 The manager has also suggested the club will change the Old Trafford pitch at the end of the season. "Old Trafford seems to have collapsed in the last few weeks," he commented. "We’ve had six great years out of the pitch and Tony [Sinclair], the groundsman, is doing a fantastic job but it’s looking tired now and we’ll probably change it in the summer and put on a new pitch." (AM)

09:45 Sir Alex has finished his press briefing at Carrington. Below are some of the key points the boss talked about ahead of Saturday's FA Cup

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