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By Steve Sutcliffe

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  1. A win is enough for Man Utd to qualify

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

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is due to speak to the media ahead of tomorrow night's Europa League group game with Partizan Belgrade.

    It has been a difficult season for United but victory at Old Trafford - against opponents they beat in Serbia a fortnight ago - would allow them to reach the knockout phase with two games to spare.

    Defender Victor Lindelof was the main absentee from training this morning.Paul Pogba, Eric Bailly, Luke Shaw, Diogo Dalot and Nemanja Matic are definitely out.

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    Image caption: Man Utd
  2. Post update

    Like watching paint dry then basically Simon.

  3. One shot, one goal

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

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Manchester United have picked up four points from two away games since opening their group campaign with a narrow win against Astana in September.

    It has not been swashbuckling though.

    Those two games, against AZ Alkmaar and Partizan Belgrade, have generated a single shot on target. Anthony Martial was successful from the penalty spot against Partizan in Serbia.

  4. Shaw close to return?

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

    Luke Shaw

    Possibly some good news for Manchester United?

    Left-back Luke Shaw, who has been sidelined since August with a hamstring injury, has been out on the grass at Carrington but working away from the rest of the squad.

    It looked like he was getting in plenty of running. So a return perhaps is not that far away?

  5. Early team news

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

    Victor Lindelof was absent from Manchester United training ahead of Thursday's Europa League clash with Partizan Belgrade.

    The defender had been a doubt for Saturday's Premier League clash with Bournemouth but played the full 90 minutes of the 1-0 defeat.

    There was no sign of him at a soggy Carrington, though, while Paul Pogba, Axel Tuanzebe and Nemanja Matic were all absent as expected.

  6. Good afternoon

    Hello and welcome back.

    We're going all Europa Leaguey this afternoon with Manchester United and Wolves in action on Thursday.

    That means Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Nuno Espirito Santo are facing the press shortly.

  7. Goodbye

    Right that's me done for now.

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

    I'll be back around 13:00 GMT so see you all soon.

  8. 'We need to find a solution' - Klopp on fixture congestion

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    Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp says his side respect all club cup competitions but says a solution needs to be found to fixture congestion which is becoming an annual problem.

  9. Solskjaer & Nuno to come later

    Obviously we will have a full evening of Champions League action here later today.

    But before then Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's and Nuno Espirito Santo are up in front of the press.

    So we will have those news press conferences from Manchester United and Wolves here at around 13:30 GMT.

  10. Who are non-league clubs in FA Cup first round?

    Kingstonian fans

    Away from European action for a moment.

    Who are the non-league clubs targeting an FA Cup upset this weekend? BBC Sport takes a look at the 31 teams from outside the Football League looking to progress.

    This is good and pretty comprehensive.

  11. From child freestyler in Guinea to playing at Old Trafford

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

    Partizan Belgrade's Seydouba Soumah

    Now if you get chance, the journey of Guinea's Seydouba Soumah from 12-year-old freestyle footballer to playing against Manchester United, is well worth a read.

    You can reach that piece here.

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    Jack: Germany vs Sweden World cup qualifier Oct 16. Germany 4-0 up at half-time and current world champions. The match finished 4-4.

    Hannah: Chelsea coming back from 2-0 down at half-time to beat Liverpool 4-2 at Stamford Bridge in the FA Cup in 1997. Two goals from the brilliant Gianluca Vialli!

    Albi: Mali coming back from 4-0 down with 11 minutes to go to draw 4-4 against Angola in 2010. A story circulated that a student had bet his entire loan on Angola to win with the score at 4-0.

  13. Haaland's hefty price tag?

    Erling Braut Haaland

    Plenty of love knocking around for Erling Braut Haaland at the moment.

    Not sure his old man Alfe-Inge, ever got quite the same attention unless from Nottingham Forest, Leeds United and Manchester City fans.

    The Norwegian became just the fourth player in Champions League history to score in his first four games, with his penalty putting Red Bull Salzburg ahead against Napoli before Hirving Lozano equalised.

    And according to Tuttosport (in Italian) his club have put an £86m asking price on him to ensure they get a decent whack should they ever choose to sell.

    That's unlikely to deter Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid with Marca suggesting that both are interested.

    It's all in the gossip.

  14. Spurs won't face racism

    Red Star v Tottenham (20:00 GMT)

    Tottenham players will not suffer any racist abuse when they face Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League this evening, says Vladan Milojevic.

    Spurs beat the Serb champions 5-0 in north London two weeks ago.

    Red Star fans were banned from attending that match by Uefa after they were found guilty of racism during a qualifying game in Finland in July.

    "I can guarantee that everyone here will feel safe," Red Star boss Milojevic said.

    You can see the full story on that one here.

  15. Messi tamed

    Lionel Messi

    That Barcelona result meant that Lionel Messi, did not score or provide an assist for the first time in a home Champions League group game since 2012.

    The great man struck the bar and had the best of Barca's six shots on target but it was an unusually unproductive night for him..

  16. Elsewhere in Europe

    Achraf Hakimi

    In case you fancy a quick recap on everything else that happened in the Champions League last night..

    Barcelona failed to score for the first time in 46 home games as they were held to a draw by Slavia Prague.

    Achraf Hakimi scored two second-half goals as Borussia Dortmund overturned a two-goal deficit to beat Inter Milan in a thriller at the Westfalenstadion.

    Erling Haaland scored again for Red Bull Salzburg, preventing Napoli from becoming the first team to qualify for the Champions League last 16.

    Elsewhere Valenica hammered Lille 4-1, Lyon won 3-1 against Benfica and RB Leipzig won 2-0 at Zenit St Petersburg.

  17. 'I'm not thinking about rotating'

    Atalanta v Man City (20:00 GMT)

    Pep Guardiola

    Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola doesn't want to faff around in the Champions League does he?

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

    "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.

    David Silva is not in the squad after he suffered a muscular problem during Saturday's 2-1 win over Southampton.

    Read more on that here.

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    Hamish: Anyone who doesn't say the 1999 Champions League final is wrong. Nothing else comes close.

    What was that a couple of goals in around 90 seconds to win the trophy? Not a bad shout Hamish.

  19. Post update

    Red Star v Tottenham (20:00 GMT)

    Tottenham may have already racked up a 5-0 win over Red Star Belgrade this season but they tend to be a different proposition on their own patch.

    Red Star have never lost a home match in the European Cup/Champions League against an English opponent.

    Their record reads, won two, drew two, lost none and they beat Liverpool 2-0 last season.