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Manchester United 3:2 Arsenal

Man Utd 3:2 Arsenal

Old Trafford

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Sun, 28 February 2016
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  1. Feb 24, 2016
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    Niall All Powerful Super Being Staff

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    [​IMG] VS[​IMG]

    Date - Sunday, February 28 2016.
    Kickoff Time - 1405 Hrs GMT.
    Venue - Old Trafford, Manchester.


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    League standings and form guide

    5. Manchester United : WLWDL
    3. Arsenal : DLDWW


    Previous Meetings

    Arsenal 3 : 0 Manchester United

    Manchester United 1 : 1 Arsenal

    Arsenal 1 : 2 Manchester United

    Arsenal 0 : 0 Manchester United

    Manchester United 1 : 0 Arsenal


    All-Time Record

    Manchester United wins - 80
    Arsenal wins - 68
    Draws - 45


    Pre-Match Pressers

    Louis Van Gaal



    Arsene Wenger




    Team News

    Manchester United

    Luke Shaw, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Ashley Young, Phil Jones, Marouane Fellaini, Wayne Rooney and Will Keane ruled out. Antonio Valencia has returned to training. Matteo Darmian, Chris Smalling, Anthony Martial, David de Gea and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson doubtful.

    Arsenal

    Tomáš Rosický, Santi Cazorla, Jack Wilshere and Alex Oxlade Chamberlain ruled out. Gabriel Paulista doubtful.


    Know the opposition

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    Arsenal Football Club - nicknamed The Gunners - are a professional football club based in Holloway, London, England; and were founded in 1886 as Dial Square, by the workers of the Royal Arsenal armaments facility, before being subsequently renamed as Royal Arsenal. Arsenal are one of the most successful and popular clubs in the history of the English league, with a trophy haul than includes 13 League titles, 12 FA Cups, and 2 League Cups, among others. Since the arrival of current manager Arsene Wenger, Arsenal have built a reputation for playing an attractive, streamlined style of football that rivals some of the best teams in Europe while boasting the likes of Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp, Patrick Vieira, Cesc Fabregas and Robin Van Persie. The club plays its home games at the Emirates Stadium, and has a bitter sporting rivalry with neighbors Tottenham Hotspur in a match termed the North London Derby; apart from a competitive rivalry against the other major clubs of the Premier League, especially Manchester United - in an affair that peaked in the late 1990s-early 2000s period.


    Referee

    Craig Pawson.​
  2. Feb 25, 2016
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    Tonight was a massive confidence boost by I hope Smalling and De Gea are back to give us a chance in this game
  3. Feb 25, 2016
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    pseudo_canadian Full Member

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    5-0 United, obvs
  4. Feb 25, 2016
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    George Owen LEAVE THE SFW THREAD ALONE!!1!

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    Bring it on!
  5. Feb 25, 2016
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    wr8_utd :'(

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    Don't care about rest of the league season but need a draw atleast here to dent Arsenal and their chances.
  6. Feb 25, 2016
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    2 man midfield Incestuous Modern Woman (Dumper!)

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    Feck it, keep Rashford in there

    ------------DDG-------------
    Varela-Smalling-Blind-CBJ
    -------Morgan-Herrera-----
    Memphis----Mata-----Martial
    ------------Rashford---------
  7. Feb 25, 2016
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    Raw Full Member

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    I see the 5-0 Arsenal predictions are in :lol:

    Can't see us winning this really. I'm more excited to see how the kids will do.
  8. Feb 25, 2016
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    Brophs The one and only

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    Do Arsenal have any Danish players?
  9. Feb 25, 2016
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    I agree, not fussed about Martial he won't be the difference, need Smalling and De Gea back though
  10. Feb 25, 2016
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    Wednesday at Stoke Full Member

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    If we win this, LvG might just have a celebratory wank at OT.
  11. Feb 25, 2016
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    dannyrhinos89 OMG socks and sandals lol!

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    Why's there no score higher than 5?
  12. Feb 25, 2016
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    paulscholes18 Full Member

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    Ddg
    Varela Smalling Blind Rojo
    Carrick Morgan
    Lingard Mata Memphis
    Rashford
  13. Feb 25, 2016
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    Red Dreams Full Member

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    reasonable...assuming no one else is available.
  14. Feb 25, 2016
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    Bwuk Full Member

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    De Gea
    Valera Smalling Blind Rojo
    Carrick
    Herrera Morgan
    Mata Rashford Memphis​
  15. Feb 25, 2016
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    ivaldo Mediocre Horse Whisperer, s'up wid chew?

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    If we have Smalling, Martial and CBJ back we stand a chance, but I really don't fancy the back 4 if we don't.
  16. Feb 25, 2016
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    Successful Owes the Caf £25 (With interests)

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    I'm really tempted to bet for arsenal and collect some easy money though.
  17. Feb 25, 2016
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    nemanja15 Full Member

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    Best case scenario:

    de Gea

    Varela
    Smalling
    Blind
    Marcos Rojo

    Carrick
    Schneiderlin

    Mata
    Herrera
    Memphis

    Martial

    But I wouldn't have any qualms about Borthwick-Jackson or Rashford starting.
  18. Feb 25, 2016
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    pseudo_canadian Full Member

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    Specifically Danish RBs.
  19. Feb 25, 2016
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    The Law of Denis Full Member

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    Best Case

    DDG

    Varela
    Smalling
    Rojo/Blind
    CBJ

    Herrera
    Morgan

    Memphis
    Mata
    Martial

    Rashford
  20. Feb 25, 2016
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    FC Ronaldo Posts stuff that's been said before in tweet form

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    Amongst the hype of tonight, I'm not looking forward to this game one bit. Bad feeling about it.
  21. Feb 25, 2016
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    littlepeasoup Full Member

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    Give peas a chance.
    Wish this fixture had the billing and intensity of previous seasons. Putting one over on that lot was all the more sweeter.

    Still will be I suppose.
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    Raw Full Member

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    A slap right back down to earth would just be the worst.
  23. Feb 25, 2016
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    bubbles_ Full Member

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    I predicted 1-1 but that was me being optimistic, I guess it depends who we have back fit. We were pretty depleted when we scraped that win at the Emirates last season...who knows.
  24. Feb 25, 2016
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    Offside Euro 2016 sweepstake winner

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    Will be a draw I reckon.
  25. Feb 25, 2016
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    LawCharltonBest Enjoys watching fox porn

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    Sod it.. 3-1 to United

    I'm horny!
  26. Feb 25, 2016
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    BarstoolProphet Full Member

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    2-8
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    Red Dreams Full Member

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    hoping to jinks it. 2-1 loss.
  28. Feb 25, 2016
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    Annihilate Now! ...or later, I'm not fussy Scout

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    Not confident. Our defence is in tatters, and it's just like us to lose when we seem to building any semblance of momentum.
  29. Feb 25, 2016
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    Kevin Nostrodamus of football

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    Martial might play, LvG says it's more of a precaution to leave him out.
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    Flying_Heckfish Full Member

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    If we can play with the tempo we showed tonight, we stand a fraction of a chance. We have to play arsenal on the transition.

    As it stands though, not looking good.
  31. Feb 25, 2016
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    C'est Moi Cantona Full Member

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    We play the same team that we did tonight then they'll rip us to shreds, but hopefully DDG, Rojo, Smalling, CBJ, and Martial will have some sort of chance of playing,
  32. Feb 25, 2016
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    MyOnlySolskjaer Creator of Player Performance threads

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    Too soon for Rojo to start?
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    Red Dreams Full Member

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    what do people recon will be our midfield. That will pretty much decide it.
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    shabadu84 Mint? Berry?

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    Jesse/Marcus/Memphis is the new, hornier Messi/Suarez/Neymar
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    The Arsenal defence will have gone from playing against Messi, Neymar and Suarez to Martial, Memphis and Lingard. They won't break a sweat.*

    Not expecting us to win, but as long we we put in a respectable performance I'll be happy.

    *Super Jinx
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    shabadu84 Mint? Berry?

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    We risk getting overrun. 3 man midfield is necessary IMO so I would probably drop Lingard, Mata out wide, start Rojo at CB, and push Carrick forward into DM. Front 3 of Memphis, Rashford, Mata though obviously plug Martial in if fit
  37. Feb 25, 2016
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    Northstand Full Member

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    Why's everyone hopeful on Martial? Thought he'd done a hamstring?
  38. Feb 25, 2016
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    horsechoker Sailor vee, this is a right off.

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    If we can't make top 4 lets at least put a dent in Arsenal's title hopes, City's too when the time comes.
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    Reynoldo Full Member

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    LVG said something along the lines of he had an injury but was smart enough to ask not to be risked meaning that it mightn't be that bad.
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    Reynoldo Full Member

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    I think we could be ok. These two games were make or break as opposed to building momentum. Beat Arsenal then everyone will be changing their tune and saying we have the momentum so we will mess up the game after Arsenal.
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