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Live Reporting

Mantej Mann

All times stated are UK

  1. Goodbye!

    That's all from us today - thanks for joining our coverage!

    We'll be back later with live text commentary of Wednesday's European action.

    Until then...

  2. 'We have to defend well'

    Man Utd v Real Sociedad (Thurs, 20:00 GMT - agg 4-0)

    Manchester United

    The tie is heavily in Manchester United's favour after their thumping 4-0 win in Turin but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says his side will have to defend well at Old Trafford.

    "We found a nice way of finding space in behind them in Turin and hopefully we can find some spaces this time to hurt them," said Solskjaer.

    "But we know we have to defend well because they’re very technically good when David Silva is out there you have to be concentrated the whole time."

  3. 'Living proof'

    Man Utd v Real Sociedad (Thurs, 20:00 GMT - agg 4-0)

    Manchester United

    At 23-year-old, Marcus Rashford is still a young footballer, despite having played over 250 times for his boyhood club.

    The England forward was named in Time magazine's Next 100 list last month, as someone who is helping shaping the future, in recognition of his campaigning work on child poverty.

    His manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says the academy graduate is "living proof that dreams can come true".

    "He's had an incredible impact on and off the pitch," said Solskjaer.

    "He's matured into a proper young man.

    "I remember that young lad coming on [for his senior debut against Midtjylland in July 2016], the two nice goals and the celebrations.

    "He’s matured, grown into a real proper young man. He knows what it takes to be a Manchester United player on and off the pitch, and he’s taken responsibility on it and off it."

    Marcus Rashford
  4. Solskjaer coy over youngsters

    Man Utd v Real Sociedad (Thurs, 20:00GMT)

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Given the state of the tie - United are 4-0 up after the away leg, it is likely that Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will juggle his squad about tomorrow.

    Edinson Cavani, Donny van de Beek and Scott McTominay are all still sidelined, as is teenage midfielder Hannibal Mejbri, who was in line for his first-team debut.

    It all points to starts for Amad Diallo and Shola Shoretire, although Solskjaer was giving nothing away.

    "Amad and Shola will be in the squad but I'm not going to tell you if they're starting or not," he said.

    Amad Diallo
  5. Solskjaer on Haaland

    Man Utd v Real Sociedad (Thurs, 20:00GMT)

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Unsurprisingly, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was asked about fellow Norwegian Erling Haaland.

    United tried to sign Haaland last year, when he opted to join Borussia Dortmund instead.

    And as the coach who worked with him at Molde, Solskjaer still keeps in touch.

    "When you have had kids and players through as a coach, you follow them," he said.

    "I keep in touch with them. He is a Dortmund player. We just wish him well there and let’s see what life will bring later on.

    "It would be disrespectful to speak about him but who wasn’t interested in him a year ago?"

  6. Solskjaer speaking

    Man Utd v Real Sociedad (Thur, 20:00GMT)

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer - and Dan James I think - are due to speak to the media shortly ahead of Manchester United's Europa League tie with Real Sociedad.

    As United lead 4-0 from the first-leg I imagine a lot of the talk will be about Amad Diallo and Shola Shoretire and whether either of them might start at Old Trafford.

    I wonder if Mino Raiola might get a mention after his interview with BBC colleague Dan Roan yesterday, when he spoke about Paul Pogba and Erling Haaland.

  7. Solskjaer incoming...

    Man Utd v Real Sociedad (Thurs, 20:00 GMT - agg 4-0)

    That's all from Leicester, we'll be hearing from Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer next...

  8. 'Shame'

    Leicester v Slavia Prague (Thurs, 20:00 GMT)

    Leicester City

    James Maddison is in red hot form but he will miss the game after coming off with a a hip issue in the win at Aston Villa.

    The attacking midfielder has scored six goals since the turn of the year and Brendan Rodgers says his absence is a "shame".

    "He won't be available," said Rodgers.

    "He is in consultation with our doctor and some specialists, we are just trying to see where we're at.

    "When you have quality players out, it's a shame. [But] if they're not available, I can't overthink it.

    "We have players who can come in and I'm confident we can get the job done."

  9. 'His legacy will be in tact forever'

    Leicester v Slavia Prague (Thurs, 20:00 GMT - agg 0-0)

    Leicester City

    Brendan Rodgers joined Leicester after a successful stint in charge of Celtic.

    His successor, Neil Lennon, announced his resignation from the Scottish club today, and Rodgers says he is "saddened" by the situation.

    "I'm saddened when any manager loses their job, but in particular someone I can call a friend," said Rodgers.

    "It's a tough day for him and when it all settles down, he's a legend of the club and his legacy there will be in tact forever."

    Neil Lennon
  10. 'Simple as that'

    Leicester v Slavia Prague (Thurs, 20:00 GMT - agg 0-0)

    Leicester City

    The tie will go to extra time if the score remains 0-0 in the East Midlands, but Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers says his side are targeting victory in 90 minutes.

    "Our idea is to win the game, it’s as simple as that," said Rodgers.

    "I'm confident that with the squad and the players available, we can get the job done.

    “When we sat down in pre-season we knew this year wouldn’t be about the 11 players, it would be about the squad. The players have been absolutely brilliant.”

  11. 'Ambition is key'

    Leicester v Slavia Prague (Thurs, 20:00 GMT)

    Leicester City

    Back to Leicester now and it's the turn of Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers.

    He's asked about midfielder Youri Tielemans, who said the club is the "perfect environment" to win trophies.

    "For any player, the level of ambition is key," said Rodgers.

    "Especially for someone like Youri, who is a top player. They want to be in a place where they can learn.

    "It's great to hear that, but particularly from Youri, who is a top talent."

    Youri Tielemans
  12. Raul Jimenez update

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Wolves have posted some pictures of striker Raul Jimenez this lunchtime, which look encouragingly like he is doing some work with a ball at his feet.

    I am been told this has been the case for a little while now - and he is joining the main group for the warm-up.

    But most of the work the Mexican forward is doing is on his own and player and club carefully plot his way back to fitness from the fractured skull he suffered in a collision with David Luiz at Arsenal in November.

  13. 'He pushes me every day'

    Leicester v Slavia Prague (Thurs, 20:00 GMT - agg 0-0)

    Leicester City

    Speaking about his relationship with Foxes manager Brendan Rodgers, midfielder Youri Tielemans said: "He has helped me improve a lot, in my development as a player.

    "He pushes me every day and that is what you want from a manager."

  14. 'Perfect environment to challenge for trophies'

    Leicester v Slavia Prague (Thurs, 20:00 GMT - agg, 0-0)

    Leicester City

    Leicester are third in the Premier League and already into the FA Cup quarter-final.

    Victory over Slavia Prague would book a last 16 Europa League spot and Youri Tielemans is confident the hosts can win silverware this season.

    "Why not?," he said.

    "It’s brilliant to be here. It’s a perfect environment to challenge for trophies, it’s made for it.

    "In every competition we play in, we want to go to the end. We know there are a lot of good teams in this competition and it will be very tough."

  15. Foxes on the hunt

    Leicester v Slavia Prague (Thurs, 20:00 GMT)

    Youri Tielemans has become a mainstay of the Leicester City midfield.

    Let's hear from the Belgian next...

    Youri Tielemans
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  17. We go again...

    Welcome back.

    Stay tuned for updates from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Brendan Rodgers as both Manchester United and Leicester prepare to resume their Europa League campaigns...

  18. Back this afternoon

    That's it from us for the moment - we will be back later this afternoon for updates from Messrs Rodgers and Solskjaer.

    Join us then...

  19. 'They are not supporters of my club'

    Arsenal v Benfica (Thurs, 17:55 GMT)


    Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka says he does not see online abusers as "supporters of my club".

    "As supporters of the club, they have to be here if we lose, if we draw or if we win," said Xhaka.

    “They aren’t supporters of my club.

    "I have said it before. You can criticise and say what you want about football but not about a person or a family.”

  20. 'I wish I could meet these people'

    Arsenal v Benfica (Thurs, 17:55 GMT)


    Asked if abuse on social media was getting worse, Granit Xhaka said: "The problem is only when you lose. It’s not a problem when you win. If you lose everyone hates you and is fighting you. It’s not possible to understand how they can write something like this.

    "I wish I could meet these people who write these things, sit with them, eyes by eyes and ask 'why are you writing these things'?"

    "Not for me personally, only to know what they are feeling when they write things like this.

    "We have to open our eyes and go back to this a lot because then you kill football, if people start to speak about a player or their families on things like this.”