Last Updated at 4:06 pm, May 5th 2011
FULL TIME. Manchester United 4 Schalke 1 (Agg:6-1)
Michael Owen looks to get amongst the goals as he comes on for Berbatov.
GOAL! Man United 4 Schalke 1. And they have scored again with Anderson getting his second of the game!
Teenager Joel Matip comes on for Schalke as Farfan makes way.
Fletcher comes on after a two month absence in place of Scholes for Man United.
GOAL! Man United 3 Schalke 1. Anderson scores for United!
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar is on as Howedes comes off for Schalke, can the former Real Madrid man score an unlikely hat-trick for the visitors?
Rafael cannot continue and Evra comes on for the Brazilian.
It's a yellow card for Escudero who deliberately caught Scholes on the half-way line.
There was a substitution at half-time as Edu is now on in place of Baumjohann for Schalke.
HALF TIME. Manchester United 2 Schalke 1 (Agg: 4-1). United have struck when it matters as two opening goals through Valencia and Gibson have seemingly ruled out Schalke's chances of winning the tie. Jurado's goal will give the visitors hope and we could be in for a storming second half at Old Trafford. Keep the e-mails coming in to firstname.lastname@example.org
It's an electric pace at Old Trafford with Schalke seemingly resuming their confident start as they press United all over the park, with Anderson earning a yellow card trying to win the ball back from Baumjohann.
Scholes is booked for pushing in the wall as Schalke's corner is blocked behind for a corner.
Gibson catches Escudero late and receives a caution for the tackle.
GOAL! Man United 2 Schalke 0. Gibson scores for United!
GOAL! Man United 1 Schale 0. Valencia scores for United!
Al Jones writes: "OK the team is much weaker than the first leg, but people are forgetting a few facts. We are at home, the lads who are playing tonight all have a point to prove, especially Berba, and we have two away goals. Keep the faith in the squad this is the kind of opportunity fringe players yearn for. 2-1 United, Berba and Nani to score."
Ben Gleeson writes: "Cant believe the team selection for tonights game. I can appreciate that the game at the weekend versus Chelsea is a title-decider, but dropping 9 of your first 11 for a champions league semi-final? This is ridiculous. Schalke ARE a good team, you cannot judge them simply on one bad performance, they must have been playing well to reach this stage of the competition, right?. Predicting a dour 0-0."
A one name man of mystery, Geoff writes: "Could be a tough game for United tonight especially as we've got our reserves out. I still reckon we'll pull through and win 1-0, berbatov the scorer. Big opportunity for him tonight too by the! way"
Andrew Kay writes: "I WAS confident of another final but the names Evans, O'shea, Gibson on the team sheet for a Champions League semi-final I might just check the refund policy on mu flight to London. Raul must be delighted with the defence he has to play against tonight - just imagine if he were five years younger!"
Manchester United are favourites to win the tie according to Sky Bet, who make the Red Devils 4/7 to win at Old Trafford. A Schalke win is avaliable at 11/2 while a draw at full time is placed at 11/4.
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