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Friday 18 December
NB We covered the Champions League draw in a live blog on ManUtd.com.
17:07 5pm on a Friday afternoon... every office worker's favourite time of the week. Well, maybe not this Friday if, like me, you have to walk home in the snow and then brave the Christmas shopping crowds. To top it off, I'm back in the office tomorrow to cover the Fulham game. Bah, humbug! Well, I should stop feeling sorry for myself and make a move. Log in again tomorrow as I join Adam Bostock to provide full coverage of the Reds' trip to Craven Cottage. Match Tracker will kick into gear about 45 minutes before kick-off (15:00 GMT), just after we bring you all the team news. See you then. (NC)
14:17 It was interesting to hear the manager's view on Ritchie De Laet in the press conference this morning. He is delighted with how the Belgian is progressing at United. He's a nice lad. When I worked at Stoke I actually shared a lift home with him once and we had a good chat. I'm sure a potential move to Old Trafford wasn't in his thoughts then! (MN)