FA Cup 5th Round

Blackburn Rovers 1:2 Manchester United

Blackburn 1:2 Man Utd

Ewood Park

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Sun, 19 February 2017
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  1. Feb 17, 2017
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    Offside Euro 2016 sweepstake winner

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    What? If we win we are another win from Wembley again. As we aren't winning the league this season, the cups are everything for us.
  2. Feb 17, 2017
    #42

    prateik City Fan

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    ?
  3. Feb 17, 2017
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    LouisDanGaal Full Member

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    Our squad is pretty decent so we can rotate and stay pretty darn strong. DDG, Darmian, Rojo Bailly/jones, shaw, carrick, fellaini, rooney, rashford, lingard, mkhitaryan
  4. Feb 17, 2017
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    sunama Baghdad Bob

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    So, this is an FA Cup knockout game. No 2nd leg, unless it ends in a draw. Have I understood this correctly?
    If so, why on Earth would you not play a strong team? Imagine if the FA Cup holders, lose to Blackburn, 1-0, because we used a weak team? All the blame will go straight on Jose and rightfully so.
    We can rest key players in the 2nd leg at St Ett. but for this game, a full strength team will be played, no doubt. Jose has a winning mentality and will play a strong team.

    Once again, I see that our fans are underestimating the opposition. Has nothing been learnt from the last 3 years?
  5. Feb 17, 2017
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    buckooo1978 Full Member

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    Read that earlier in thread....he's not suspended for second leg then?
  6. Feb 17, 2017
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    prateik City Fan

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    He wasnt booked yesterday, so why would anything change?
  7. Feb 17, 2017
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    Bailly was booked. Don't think he would be suspended for second leg though. Not his third yellow in EL (?)

    We would play a strong team, but not necessary our best players. I meant not playing the Reserve team, but players like Carrick, Rooney who can make huge impact at some point but currently lack game time.
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  8. Feb 17, 2017
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    He wasn't though.
  9. Feb 17, 2017
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    First proper away game i'll be attending since going to St. James' Park about 5/6 years ago.

    Should be cracking.
  10. Feb 17, 2017
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    ti vu Full Member

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    Must be error from the Korean river I picked up to watch the game then. After the foul Bailly committed at around 80th minute (free kick, lead to Martial's hand ball). When Bailly was complained with the ref, this channel did show Bailly was booked, even though never see the ref actually give it.
  11. Feb 17, 2017
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    I think they'll be plenty of rotation over the next two games, even though we'll a pretty strong side to come away with the win here. We definitely don't want a replay. I do get the feeling this is the competition José would most likely give up on if he had to pick one, but thanks to the St. Etienne result last night we can rest most of the first XI there.

    Herrera is suspended for the Europa League second leg, so I assume he'll play against Blackburn (and then end up with 2-3 days off around the St. Etienne game). If Carrick and Rooney are ready, I'd like them to come in along with Shaw and probably Rojo. Not sure if Mkhitaryan will recover in time, so maybe he'll play in Europe instead.

    de Gea
    Valencia Smalling Rojo Shaw
    Herrera Carrick
    Lingard Rooney Rashford
    Ibrahimovic
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    Romero; Bailly, Young; Schweinsteiger, Fellaini; Mata; Martial​

    Thinking something like this, but there are question marks over quite a few players getting into the 18 (Shaw, Carrick, Rooney, Mkhitaryan). José may decide to stick with the same back four, for example. Changing only the goalkeeper, Pogba (as he is still nailed on to play in France), and a couple of the three behind Zlatan.
  12. Feb 17, 2017
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    Regulus Arcturus Black Full Member

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    Keeper
    Valencia Smalling Rojo Shaw
    Schweinsteiger Hererra
    Young/Lingard Miki Rashford
    Rooney
    Rest for Mata, Carrick (defo should play away v St Ettienne if fit), Pogba (will play in France), Bailly, Blind, Zlatan, Martial.
  13. Feb 17, 2017
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    sincher "I will cry if Rooney leaves"

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    The Rash up top please.
  14. Feb 17, 2017
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    A stadium I like, a short trip to Blackburn that's a very good one.
    Hopefully great atmosphere there.
    Rest some players before the Southampton game and preparing the Saint-Etienne one too

    I'd play Mkhi if fit, in order to give him playing time before Sotton.

    -------------------------------Romero------------------------------
    Darmian--------------Bailly-----------Rojo-------------------Shaw
    ------------------Schweinsteiger-----Fellaini-----------------------
    Lingard----------------Mkhitaryan/Rooney-------------------Young
    -------------------------------Rashford------------------------------
  15. Feb 17, 2017
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    I would keep him out of Blackburn and Saint-Étienne away games, where we can play more fast counter-attacks, and allow him to be fully ready for Southampton.
  16. Feb 17, 2017
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    JustAFan The Adebayo Akinfenwa of football photoshoppers

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    Looking forward to this. We can still field a strong team and give some players a rest.
  17. Feb 17, 2017
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    Rashford and Marital upfront please.... and a start for TFM
  18. Feb 17, 2017
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    You sure Bailly to be picked ahead of Smalling? Also, after being sick, Mkhitaryan has to start.
  19. Feb 17, 2017
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    He could very well still be sick and therefore out of the match.
  20. Feb 17, 2017
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    I'd go (unsure of who's injured though, been out of the country and the loop for almost 1month):

    Romero
    Darmian, Smalling, Rojo, Shaw
    Schweinsteiger, Herrera
    Mkhitaryan, Pogba, Martial
    Rashford

    SUBS - Lingard (Mkhitaryan), Fellaini (Pogba), Fosu-Mensah (Darmian)

    Blackburn Rovers 0 - 3 Man United
    Mkhitaryan, Rashford, Martial
  21. Feb 17, 2017
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    7,200 pissed up United fans at Ewood Park... this is going to be amazing and I cannot wait. More excited about this than the Cup Final.
  22. Feb 17, 2017
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    That seems about right for me.
  23. Feb 17, 2017
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    It'll be a blast I'm sure, and a throwback to the good old days at Ewood Park.
  24. Feb 17, 2017
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    Devil may care Full Member

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    I think Bailly could do with getting more games in his legs, if Jones was fit though I'd expect a double CB switch. It seems pointless to waste Mkhi in this game with the 2nd leg only 3 days later and the EFL cup final just a week away.
  25. Feb 17, 2017
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    I know their league position is terrible but those things can be deceiving sometimes, so I took a gander at their squad, and it truly does look weak. Only slightly notable names are Charlie Mulgrew, Danny Guthrie and Cory Evans who used to play for us (Jonny Evans' brother). In attack they do look a little better though, Emnes and Lucas Joao are fast, and they've got Anthony Stokes and good old Danny Graham.
  26. Feb 17, 2017
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    Blackburn fans are protesting and will be walking out halfway through the second half apparently. It'll only be the United supporters left on the Home end :lol:
  27. Feb 17, 2017
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    Huh? In the FA Cup, I don't think so.
  28. Feb 17, 2017
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    Wouldn't Mourinho let Valencia rest as well? And play 4-3-3 if Ibra isn't playing? Probably give Fellaini one more chance as a starter...
  29. Feb 17, 2017
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    Yagami Full Member

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    Wow, didn't know Wes was there! It'll be nice to see him again. One of my all time favourites.
  30. Feb 17, 2017
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    RedMaestro Full Member

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    Well Mkhitaryan should play against Blackburn. If he plays against St. Etienne, there will only be 4 Days till the final. Better if he plays this Sunday and then has one week till the Southampton match, perfect. Not playing in either of the matches before the final can make him lose form.
  31. Feb 17, 2017
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    Devil may care Full Member

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    I was thinking we could rest him for both given the congestion of fixtures we have coming up.
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    If their games in the previous couple of years are anything to go by, that probably means a grand total of 14 people will leave...
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    Been an unused sub the whole 2017, would be nice to see him on the pitch though. Might retire and become a coach only.
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    Won't that be 15 games without a match? Could lose form, or?
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    I'd like to see Martial start and be rested on Wednesday.
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    Devil may care Full Member

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    I think it depends on the player, some like Ronaldo and Pogba like to play every possible minute, others benefit from more rest, not really sure which category Mkhi fits into.
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    Yeah no I'm not being serious. But he wants to play every game and after his hat trick last night, I would imagine he would like to start.
  38. Feb 17, 2017
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    Don't mind who plays.

    Just want Ibra, Martial and Miki fit and firing to rip Southampton several new ones next Sunday.
  39. Feb 17, 2017
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    Valencia is also needed since no on can replace him. Pogba too, for that matter.
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    Jose may rest Valencia and play Darmain at RB and Shaw on the left.
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