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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 updates from this evening's Champions League action.

    Until then...

  2. Get Involved


    Sid: Looking forward to Arsenal doing the business tomorrow night! COYG

  3. 'We rely on every player'

    Arsenal v Slavia Prague (Thurs, 20:00 BST)


    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored just one goal in his last six Arsenal games but manager Mikel Arteta has put pressure on the whole team to improve, rather than single out his captain.

    "I think the whole team and myself have to put better performances than we did against Liverpool that’s for sure," said Arteta.

    "We rely on every player in the squad to give their best and their maximum."

  4. 'Top attitude'

    Arsenal v Slavia Prague (Thurs, 20:00 BST)


    Arsenal face Slavia Prague in the Europa League quarter-final, and manager Mikel Arteta is all too aware of their threats.

    "hey are a really strong side," said Arteta.

    "They are unbeaten in their league. They’ve always been in the game.

    "They are really difficult [to break down], but they are brave and exciting. They have a top attitude all the time."

  5. 'He is keen to play again this season'

    Arsenal v Slavia Prague (Thurs, 20:00 BST)


    Arsenal defender Kieran Tierney will be unavailable for around six weeks after injuring his knee against Liverpool on Saturday, but manager Mikel Arteta says the Scot is "keen" to play again this season.

    "We have to make sure that he doesn’t need knee surgery," said Arteta.

    "It could have been worse but he’s feeling better and the damage is not that bad.

    "We will have to go day by day, when we get close and depending how he’s feeling, we will make that decision.

    "He is keen to play for us again this season and obviously his country in the Euros.”

  6. Post update

    That's all from the Manchester United boss.

    Stay tuned for updates from Mikel Arteta...

  7. 'Healthy competition'

    Granada v Man Utd (Thurs, 20:00 BST)

    Manchester United

    More on the Manchester United goalkeeping situation now...

    "When you're a part of Man United, there will always be players that come in and they're not just there to fill the squad," said manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

    "I was there as a striker when we signed loads of top strikers like Rooney, Sheringham, Yorke. But I wanted to show the manager that I still had a role to play.

    "David [De Gea] has had 10 fantastic years at Man United. Sergio [Romero] probably played less games than he deserved. Dean comes in and he wants to play. It’s a healthy competition.

    "The goalkeeping departments are a very tight-knit group. They stay together more and form a bond.

    "The spirit in the keeper department has been top. All of them want to play and that includes [Lee] Grant, [Nathan] Bishop and Romero.”

    De Gea
  8. 'Either is happy to be sub'

    Granada v Man Utd (Thurs, 20:00 BST)

    Manchester United

    Goalkeeper Dean Henderson has played a starring role for Manchester United in this season's Europa League, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says the Englishman and experienced keeper David De Gea are both "happy to be sub".

    "Every time I try to explain to players why they aren't playing, those discussions remain private," said Solskjaer.

    "David [De Gea] has been a top keeper and is still a top keeper. I'm very comfortable playing with David or Dean and I'm pleased that either of them are happy to be a sub."

  9. 'It might come tomorrow'

    Granada v Man Utd (Thurs, 20:00 BST)

    Manchester United

    Winger Amad Diallo has made just four appearances from the bench since joining Manchester United from Atalanta in January, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says the 18-year-old will "gradually" start matches.

    "Of course he is [getting closer]," said Solskjaer.

    "He's getting used to our standards. He did well when he played 45 minutes against Milan and we'll see him gradually start games. It might come tomorrow and it might come another game."

  10. 'Full of character'

    Granada v Man Utd (Thurs, 20:00 BST)

    Spanish club Granada are ninth in La Liga but Manchester Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's says his side's Europa League opponents are "full of character".

    "I watched the games and I have spoken to some people to get insights," said Solskjaer.

    "They're a team full of experience. Full of character and experience which you expect from teams who have been promoted recently.

    "Great season last year and I think they're one of the teams who have played the most games this season."

  11. 'I don't think he will play 90 minutes'

    Granada v Man Utd (Thurs, 20:00 BST)

    Manchester United

    Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer knows this is his last chance for a trophy this season, and he is keeping his cards close to his chest it seems

    "I can't disclose my team now, we're not going to do that," said Solskjaer.

    "We pick a team to win each game. This is just the first half of the leg. We have big games coming up and that's always a conundrum.

    "Who can play 90? Who can play four or five on the bounce? Who needs a rest? We always have a check in the morning to see how everyone is feeling.

    "Marcus [Rashford] is travelling and we have to make a decision tomorrow if he starts or is on the bench. I don't think he'll play 90 minutes. With the keepers it's the same, I have two great keepers."

  12. Welcome back

    We go again!

    Stay tuned for updates from Messrs Solskjaer and Arteta...

  13. Back in a tick

    That's all from us for now!

    We will be back this afternoon for coverage of Arsenal and Manchester United's Europa League news conferences.

    See you in a tick...

  14. Early injury news

    Porto v Chelsea (20:00 BST)

    Looking ahead to tonight, and it's Chelsea's turn to face the music...

    Christian Pulisic will be a part of the squad that travels to Seville for their Champions League quarter-final first leg against Porto.

    The American was substituted at half-time in Saturday's 5-2 home loss to West Brom, but has proved his fitness.

    Midfielder N'Golo Kante is fit after a hamstring issue, although he may only make the bench.

    Strikers Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud will travel as the Blues look to bounce back from the weekend defeat.

  15. Get Involved


    Jess: Kevin De Bruyne is the best player in the PL

  16. Post update

    You can read more on that breaking Kevin De Bruyne story here.

  17. 'The silverware we deserve'

    Speaking after signing a new contract, Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne said: "Signing this contract was a straightforward decision.

    "This football club is geared for success. It offers me everything I need to maximise my performance.

    "Our results and performances so far have been excellent, but we need to make sure we end the season with the silverware we deserve."

    De Bruyne
  18. BreakingDe Bruyne signs new deal

    Manchester City

    Following last night's victory, there is more good news for Manchester City...

    Talisman Kevin de Bruyne has signed a new contract with the Premier League leaders that runs until 2025.

    The 29-year-old Belgium international still had more than two years remaining on his previous contract.

    The midfielder has won two Premier League titles, the FA Cup and the League Cup four times since joining City from Wolfsburg in the summer of 2015.

  19. Get Involved


    Joseph: I see a lot of people saying it's all over in the Champions League for Liverpool. This is purely stupid. It may be Real Madrid but they only need 2 goals at Anfield!