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18/03/2013 10:36 , Editorial team
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Today at Old Trafford

15:05 Robin van Persie has given an interview to the Dutch media whilst away on international duty with his country. Aside from his thoughts on the Champions League exit to Real Madrid, he commented on the title race. "We can win it at Arsenal away or at home against Manchester City," he is quoted as saying by AD.nl. "It doesn't bother me, I just want to grab that title." (AM)

14:35 Check out today's MUTV news bulletin, introduced by Helen McConnell, by clicking the link on the left-hand side. It includes a clip of Charni Ekangamene's stunning strike for the Under-21s in the 2-1 defeat to Arsenal last night. (AM) 

12:38 Cameron Borthwick-Jackson has withdrawn from the England Under-16 squad for the Montaigu tournament, which gets underway on 26 March. Demetre Mitchell is now the Reds' sole representative in Kenny Swain's party. (AM)

10:39 Very few football pundits seemed to cut Rio some slack for his decision not to play for England this week. But as Steve Bartram's Ryan Giggs feature on ManUtd.com today shows, once players are in their thirties, managing their training and match schedule becomes crucial to ensuring a long career in the game. Rio has been in excellent form this season - our best central defender in my book - so hopefully his rest and recuperation in Qatar means he'll return refreshed and ready to do for the run-in. (BH)

10:34 Rio Ferdinand has tweeted this morning about his plans during the current international break in the club calendar. The United no.5, recalled for England duty but unable to attend, said on Twitter this morning: "Gonna check into Aspire. State of the art facilities. Nice." He then added

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