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Friday 25 September
17:17 As mentioned by Ben Hibbs below, one of our colleagues is leaving us. In fact, he's already left and he's down the pub having a few beers. We're all off to join him now so it's goodbye from Old Trafford for this week. Don't forget to return to ManUtd.com tomorrow as we provide live coverage of United's trip to Stoke (kick-off 15:00 BST). (NC)
15:09 It's a sad day in our office. Much-loved website designer James Adams is leaving to go travelling around South America. You'll inadvertently have noticed his handy work throughout the last few years on ManUtd.com. We're all going to miss his big hair and flowery shirts. Bon voyage, Jimbo. (BH)
14:30 Bryan Robson is really looking forward to taking charge of the Thai national team. He seemed genuinely excited when I spoke to him earlier. He'll still continue in his role as an ambassador for United so, he says, "I've got the best of both worlds". His first challenge is to help Thailand qualify for the Asian Cup, and he'll also be working with the Olympic team to try and reach London 2012. (BH)
12:31 I've just caught up with Nemanja Vidic. He was in good spirits reflecting on the City game and wants to build on that against Stoke. He also praised Ben Foster (despite Ben coming in for some stick this week after some defensive mix-ups against City). Vida says he's always confident when Ben's in goal. Look out for the full interview with Nemanja on ManUtd.com on Saturday. (GT)
11:41 Sir Alex also had plenty of praise for last Sunday's matchwinner, Michael Owen. "His training performances over the last two weeks have been very good," he revealed. "There’s no question he’s improving in terms of his training intensity. Like a lot of players who come here you have to adjust and he’s certainly doing very well." (GT)
11:34 Am still down at Carrington waiting for Nemanja Vidic and Michael Owen who are speaking to MUTV. Hoping to grab a word with one of them about tomorrow's game at Stoke. The boss is certainly expecting a tough match, but he's delighted with United's recent form and hopes they can keep it going. "The form of the team has come on well and the squad as a whole is strong," said the manager.