MUTV are to screen an exclusive van Persie interview on Sunday
Mark Sullivan reads Wednesday's update from Old Trafford
Ex-Reds warm up for Real Madrid with a five-a-side 'unfriendly'
back in football at club level," he told the Yorkshire Post. "My message is loud and clear - Barnsley means business." (AM)
10:15 The latest update on ticket sales for the Red Heart United event is 56,157 so a bumper crowd will be in attendance on Sunday. Tickets will also be available on the day itself and a number of Spanish-themed activities are planned around Old Trafford. Let's hope the weather stays as stunning as it is today in Manchester. (AM)
09:55 Still on the subject of the weekend, and the last game at Old Trafford for some time, and congratulations to Kevin Wise, who won our competition to win a family package in the Salford Suite for the big event. (AM)
09:30 Check out our preview to Sunday's big Red Heart United game and, for a bit of fun, we've compiled a dream team from the two combined squads. After some debate, here's our rather narrow-looking line-up based on the players at their peak: Van der Sar; Salgado, Cannavaro, Stam, Irwin; Figo, Scholes, Robson, Zidane; Butragueno, van Nistelrooy. (AM)
08:46 Just as Mark promised yesterday (see 16:32 entry), Andy Cole's revelations about his United departure are well worth a read. The story's on the site now. Andy's one of a whole host of former Reds appearing in this Sunday's Red Heart United match against Real Madrid. (NC)