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By Steve Sutcliffe

All times stated are UK

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  1. Au revoir

    Thanks for joining me today.

    Before I go here's a bit of light reading and a few other bits to keep you going:

    See you all soon.

  2. Rooney back at Man Utd

    Man Utd v Partizan Belgrade (Thurs, 20:00GMT)

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Wayne Rooney popped in to see some familiar faces at Manchester United earlier.

    Rooney has returned from the United States ahead of his impending move to Derby County and before heading off on holiday took the opportunity to catch up with former team-mates Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who is now the manager, and Michael Carrick, a first-team coach.

    Rooney left United in 2017 after scoring a club record 253 goals.

  3. 'I want to qualify as soon as possible'

    Atalanta v Man City (20:00 GMT)

    Pep Guardiola

    Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola doesn't want mess about when it comes to qualifying from Group C.

    City will book their place in the last 16 of the Champions League with a win in Italy against Atalanta, so Guardiola says he is going full-strength.

    "I want to qualify as soon as possible; I'm not thinking about rotating." said City boss Pep Guardiola.

    "We will try to win, but if not, there is Shakhtar at home and Dinamo Zagreb away."

    City have won their three matches and will secure top spot in Group C if they beat Atalanta and Dinamo Zagreb draw with Shakhtar Donetsk.

    The only slight problem for Guardiola is that David Silva will be absent after suffering a muscle injury during Saturday's 2-1 win over Southampton.

    Read more on that here.

  4. Kane back for Spurs

    Red Star v Tottenham (20:00 GMT)

    Harry Kane

    Tottenham attacker Son Heung-min is in the squad for their Champions League game at Red Star Belgrade on Wednesday.

    Son has been receiving support after his involvement in the challenge that saw Everton's Andre Gomes suffer a broken and dislocated ankle on Sunday.

    The South Korean was sent off for the tackle but had his red card rescinded on Tuesday.

    more importantly though for Tottenham is that Harry Kane is fit again after missing the Everton game because of a virus. I mean they look like a different team without him.

    Mauricio Pocettino will be without Jan Vertonghen though, as the Belgium defender has a hamstring injury, while winger Erik Lamela is also not in the squad because of a thigh problem.

    You can read more on that here.

  5. Post update

    Red Star v Tottenham (20:00 GMT)

    Bayern Munich are top of Group B with three wins from three matches, with Tottenham second on four points, one place and one point better off than Red Star Belgrade.

    So I'd say Mauricio Pochettino's side could well do with three points this evening, especially with a trip to Munich to come on the final match day.

    Group B
  6. Post update

    There are some pretty tasty fixtures here aren't there.

    Thursday fixtures
  7. Post update

    While I'm waiting to see if any Nuno Espirito Santo quotes drift my way from Wolves let's have a little look at what's going on in the Champions League tonight...

  8. 'Fill your boots'

    Man Utd v Partizan Belgrade (Thurs, 20:00GMT)

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Manchester United have not scored more than one goal at Old Trafford since the opening day of the season.

    But manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is still talking optimistically about tomorrow's game against Partizan Belgrade being the chance to start bringing the 'fear factor' back to United home games.

    "We hope Belgrade don't remember this (visit) with joy. I played in quite a few games at home and know if you get a good start you fill your boots.

    "We need front foot football, hopefully now it's about let's get the second or third rather than take a step back to get the result. I would rather these boys go for it."

  9. Bennett back for Wolves?

    Wolves v Slovan Bratislava (Thurs, 20:00 GMT)

    Wolves had to play Belgian midfielder Leander Dendoncker as a makeshift centre-back against Arsenal in their 1-1 draw on Saturday in the Premier League.

    So Ryan Bennett back in training is probably a very welcome sight to all those who are going to be draped in gold and black tomorrow evening.

    View more on twitter
  10. Solskjaer's January plans

    Man Utd v Partizan Belgrade (Thurs, 20:00 GMT)

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was asked about Manchester United's January transfer plans.

    As normal, the United boss was a bit vague, even if he didn't rule out new additions.

    "The priority is to get players fit and to get through to the next round," he said.

    "In January it might be none, it might be one, it might be two but you can’t get many good deals in January."

  11. Post update

    Wolves v Slovan Bratislava (Thurs, 20:00 GMT)

    Wolves

    Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo has also been up in front of the press this afternoon.

    His team could move on to 10 points in Group K with a win over Slovan Bratislava at Molineux on Thursday evening.

    And it looks like there is some good news on the injury front at the club.

    View more on twitter
  12. 'It’s like having the boss back'

    Man Utd v Partizan Belgrade (Thurs, 20:00 GMT)

    Manchester United

    In between questions to Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Ashley Young was also on media duties and here's what he said about his current boss:

    "It’s like having the boss back [Sir Alex Ferguson]. Same traits, winning mentality, desire, he has been here as a player and knows what the club is.

    "You can see in training he wants to put his boots back in and join in. It’s like having the boss back through the door."

  13. Pogba back in December?

    Man Utd v Partizan Belgrade (Thurs, 20:00 GMT)

    Manchester United

    Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Paul Pogba: "I think he said it himself, he won't be too long before he he's out of his cast, he'll work through the international break and hopefully we'll have him back in early December.

    "Nothing new to report from the last few weeks, hopefully after the international break we can get a few more back."

  14. 'You cannot play with the same 12-13 all the time'

    Man Utd v Partizan Belgrade (Thurs, 20:00 GMT)

    Manchester United

    Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has also touched on the being able to use this competition as the chance to blood younger players.

    He says: "We've seen some young players getting a chance and doing well.

    "Mason [Greenwood] has given us a winner, Brandon was fantastic in Belgrade, Jimmy came through really well and we have given other players a chance to play which has been fantastic, because you cannot play with the same 12-13 players all the time.

    "The last time we were in it they won, made us go through to the Champions League, any tournament, trophy you can get your hands on and we've started really well and want to get all the way to Gdansk."

  15. 'Martial is vital'

    Man Utd v Partizan Belgrade (Thurs, 20:00 GMT)

    Manchester United

    Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is asked about the influence of Anthony Martial on his team.

    He says: "Anthony is a vital player for us. He has different attributes to Marcus [Rashford], Mason [Greenwood]. He is one player who is likely to hold the ball up more for us. He has been missed in training as well. When he's in a good mood it affects others as well. It's good to have him back.

    "Marcus is developing. What he has experienced at 22 is unbelievable. I had no even made my debut for Molde at that age."

  16. Post update

    Man Utd v Partizan Belgrade (Thurs, 20:00GMT)

    Manchester United

    More from Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: "On transfers we always look at the long term.

    "It might be one, two or none in January. The summer window is the one we always look to. You cannot do many good deals in January."

  17. 'If you get a good start you can fill your boots'

    Man Utd v Partizan Belgrade (Thurs, 20:00GMT)

    Manchester United

    More from Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: "Last time we were in it Ashley was in the squad. Any chance you can take to get a trophy you want to take.

    "We have to start tomorrow and try to make sure Partizan don’t remember this match with joy. I played in games like this and If you get a good start you can fill your boots. It's about going for the second or third goal."

  18. 'Nobody can predict the league'

    Man Utd v Partizan Belgrade (Thurs, 20:00GMT)

    Manchester United

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer starts by confirming that Victor Lindelof will miss the game before going on to talk about the Europa League as a possible route back to the Champions League.

    "It's one of the two," he says.

    "And it's just turned November, we haven't got as many points as we like but we want to get top four.

    "We are not going to talk about the end league table in November nobody can predict that."

  19. Post update

    But before I get to that Ole Gunnar Solksjaer and Ashley Young are in the room....

  20. Post update

    While Manchester United will qualify from Group L if they beat Partizan at Old Trafford on Thursday evening, Wolves could also take a giant step towards qualifying for the knock-out stage with a win over Slovan Bratislava.