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LaLigaUK was present at Old Trafford, as our Editor Paul Wilkes eventually found his seat amongst the waiting press pack.

Sir Alex Ferguson was "too angry to talk about the referee" according to his assistant manager Mike Phelan, who finally arrived after keeping the packed press conference waiting. He was so angry he didn't want his players talking in the mixed zone either, one who might have had plenty to say protested: "I can't," whilst a younger member of the squad admitted: "We have been told not to talk." The boss had...

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A new feature on LaLigaUK, where we ask the experts that know, the all important questions surrounding the amazing world of Spanish Football. We will be asking journalists, writers, pundits, coaches and even players their thoughts on the burning issues.

Can Real Madrid concentrate on the Champions League, despite the distractions at the club and being so far behind in the league?

Guillem Balague - Sky Sports Pundit, AS Journalist and author of 'Pep Guardiola: Another Way of Winning'

Yeah, that's what they are doing...

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Rafa Benítez faced the media following his first win as Chelsea manager, an emphatic 6-1 victory. Our Editor Paul Wilkes was amongst the journalists in his after match press conference. 

Q. You won so convincingly this evening, but your out the Champions League ?

A. The other game was out of our hands. So we couldn't do much. I say in the press conference before the game that we have to do our job. As a manager you have to be really pleased with the performance of the team. 32 attempts, 18 on target and 6 goals, a lot of clear chances. So you...

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The record scorer in the Champions League history found himself in the unlikely situation of another European semi-final. Having scored in both legs of the quarter finals, Raul was rolling back the clock once again.

How they line up ?

Both sides started the match in a 4-4-2/4-4-1-1 and likewise both made 5 changes to their teams previous outing. Schalke brought in Uchida, Sarpei, Papadopoulos, Baumjohann and another Spaniard Jurado to the team that lost to Kaiserslautern at the weekend. United went...

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