Last updated : 11 August 2004 By Editor

We apparently have nine out. Squad as follows:

Howard, Carroll, Ricardo, G Neville, P Neville, O'Shea, Fortune, Keane, Fletcher, Djemba-Djemba, Giggs, Scholes, Smith, Richardson, Forlan, Miller, Bellion, Eagles, Bardsley.

Bucharest should be hot - max 27, min 19, humidity 75%, sunny spells with equal chance of rain and possible thunder and lightning - should feel at home then

SAF: "Of course it would be preferable not to be in the Champions League qualifying stage but it has happened in the past, two years ago, and in fact when we won the competition in 1999.

"We have got experienced players with us, the Community Shield game on Sunday will have brought them on but Dinamo will be difficult opposition - they are a decent team.

"My experience of Romanian football goes back to my Aberdeen days and it has always been healthy. Steaua Bucharest had a good performance last year against Liverpool and if you take that as a barometer it should be a good game.

"We expect a hard game, there's no reason it will be easy. We will have to rely on good concentration and our top players to perform. It doesn't matter who you play, you can have stumbles anywhere. We went to Hungary two years ago and lost a game that we had controlled. When Dinamo went to 10 men last week [against Zilina] they retreated to the back line and never looked like they would concede a goal.

"We should be good enough to get through but you can always have these stumbles," said Ferguson. "Remember what happened in Budapest when we controlled the whole game and lost to a last-minute goal. This team could do that to us as well."