Europa League Round of 32 1st Leg

Manchester United 3:0 AS Saint-Etienne

Man Utd 3:0 St. Etienne

Old Trafford

Date:
Thu, 16 February 2017
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8:05 pm GMT
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  1. Feb 11, 2017
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    Lucky McLuckerson The saviour of our season (ask Maradona10)

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    Date - Thursday, February 16 2017
    Kickoff Time - 2005 Hrs GMT

    Venue - Old Trafford, Manchester

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    Europa League form guide

    Manchester United: WWLWW

    Saint-Étienne: DWWDW


    Previous Meetings

    Manchester United 2 : 0 Saint-Étienne

    Saint-Étienne 1 : 1 Manchester United


    All-Time Record

    Manchester United wins: 1
    Saint-Étienne wins: 0
    Draws: 1


    Pre-Match Pressers

    José Mourinho



    Christophe Galtier





    Team News

    Manchester United

    Joel Pereira, Phil Jones (recovering), Michael Carrick and Wayne Rooney (both minor muscle problems) out injured. Marcos Rojo available.

    Saint-Étienne

    Alexander Søderlund, Cheikh M’Bengue and Oussama Tannane out injured. Robert Berič doubtful (injury).


    Know the opposition

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    Association Sportive de Saint-Étienne Loire (commonly known as AS Saint-Étienne, ASSE, or simply Saint-Étienne) is a French professional football club based in Saint-Étienne, playing in the Ligue 1. AS Saint-Étienne was founded in 1919 by employees of the Saint-Étienne based grocey store chain Groupe Casino under the name Amicale des Employés de la Société des Magasins Casino (ASC). The club adopted green as its primary color mainly due to it being the principal color of Casino.

    Saint-Étienne is, arguably, the most successful club in French football history having won ten Ligue 1 titles, six Coupe de France titles, a Coupe de la Ligue title and five Trophée des Champions. The club's ten league titles are the most professional league titles won by a French club, while the six cup victories places the club third among most Coupe de France titles. The club achieved most of its honours in the 1960s and 1970s when the club was led by managers Jean Snella, Albert Batteaux, Robert Herbin - and players like French legend Michel Platini, Dominique Rocheteau, Bernard Bosquier and Hervé Revelli.

    Saint-Étienne's most prominent rivals include Olympique Lyonnais (with matches between them referred to as the Derby Rhônealpin) and Nantes. They play their home games at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard.


    Referee

    Pavel Královec.


    Nostalgia Avenue

    Manchester United played the home leg of the 1977/78 Cup Winners' Cup clash at Plymouth Argyle's Home Park after crowd troubles in the first leg in France. The club was disqualified from the competition - only to be reinstated on appeal on condition that they played their home tie 200 km from Old Trafford - with United ultimately choosing to play in Plymouth.



  2. Feb 11, 2017
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    Antisocial Has a Sony home cinema

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    Be interesting this one - been a long while since we've played in a competition where penalties could possibly be awarded in our favour, potentially brings a new dimension to the game.
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    bosnian_red Worst scout to ever exist

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    Same lineup as today. Get a nice advantage going into the second leg hopefully.
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    Irrational. Full Member

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    I'd probably change Smalling for Rojo and Darmian for Blind at the back.
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    Hugh Jass Full Member

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    Will Jones be back?
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    Raw Full Member

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    Hopefully we can win the tie in this leg and concentrate on the League Cup final.

    We won't though, we'll miss a billion chances and win by 1 goal.
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    Womp idiot

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    Smack them silly in the first leg, chill in the second leg.
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    Same XI as today, get a good lead then we can rest these players till the cup final
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    Sandikan aka sex on the beach

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    That is the plan!
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    Offside Euro 2016 sweepstake winner

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    What about the Blackburn game?
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    Big Ben Foster Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    Let's kick some ASSE
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    Blatzo Full Member

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    :lol:
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    Android1974 Incredibly anal about player positions in lineups

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    Darmian for Blind, with 5 days rest, what for?
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    paulscholes18 Full Member

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    DDG
    Valencia Smalling Bailly Blind
    Herrera Pogba
    Mata Mkhitaryan Martial
    Zlatan
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    IrishRedDevil Full Member

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    I thought the game changed to Wednesday? Or am I making things up?

    Edit: seems I made it up.
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    Android1974 Incredibly anal about player positions in lineups

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    Exactly the same team, please! Hope Mourinho doesn't rotate too much again and drain the tempo out of the team. I think exaggerated rotation was one of the causes for our January slump.
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    Romero, TFM, Rojo, Shaw, Carrick, Fellaini, Basti, Lingard, Rooney, Rashford and one other
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    prateik Full Member

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    Have no idea how they are.. No clue what to expect.
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    Android1974 Incredibly anal about player positions in lineups

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    Leicester and Watford games showed a new maturity in our play and being able to score in the first half is a major novelty.
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    Pexbo has never watched Star Wars

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    3-0 at home, early away goal and canter to the next round.
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    Bwuk Full Member

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    same as today, rotate more against Blackburn. Hopefully win the tie in first leg.
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    Giggs86 Full Member

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    So are we taking this thing seriously this time?
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    RedTiger Full Member

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    Very good :)
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    That's the second leg
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    Raw Full Member

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    They're currently 5th, won 9, drawn 9 and lost 6. Scored 26 and conceded 19 in 24 games, so I'm expecting a pretty dull game, maybe 1-0 or 2-0.
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    Android1974 Incredibly anal about player positions in lineups

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    5th in the French League, can't be that bad, with the 3rd best defense, and balanced home and away. Just lost 1-0 away to Balotelli's Nice, playing apparently in a 4-2-3-1.
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    Red Dreams Full Member

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    Jose will go for a two goal margin to kill the tie.
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    RedTiger Full Member

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    RoShaun alongside rojo
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    ChaddyP Full Member

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    a clean sheet is a must in this.
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    Catt Ole's at the wheel!

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    I know Aleksander Søderlund plays for them but that's it. How good they are and how they've done in the league I've now idea.
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    Android1974 Incredibly anal about player positions in lineups

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    Hoping for an unchanged team (or just with Jones/Rojo instead of Smalling) but expecting more changes for Mourinho. He likes to mix his teams now, and we shouldn't expect the a complete second team to face Blackburn, but one with several from the first team.
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    NYAS Full Member

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    They play tomorrow so we have an extra day advantage.
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    Catt Ole's at the wheel!

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    FA-cup next weekend right?
    Anyone know if Rojo's injured and when Jones is back?
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    Android1974 Incredibly anal about player positions in lineups

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    I personally feel Rojo is definitely injured, otherwise he would not be left out of the squad. Jones was supposed to be recovered, don't know what happened.
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    Android1974 Incredibly anal about player positions in lineups

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    Mourinho's talking about Pogba play very much improved in the last two games, where he played in a midfield two, so I guess we'll see much more of that in the future, instead of the 4-3-3 with Carrick.
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    Godfather Full Member

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    quite rightly so as well
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    Gerald G Full Member

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    De Gea
    Valencia--Smalling--Bailly--Blind
    Herrera--Pogba
    Mata--Mkhitaryan--Martial
    Ibrahimovic

    Then rotate vs Blackburn. We've got to make use of the squad.
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    LuisNaniencia Sky Sports called my bluff

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    Agreed.
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    ElQuesoGrande New Member

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    Ive no idea how St Etienne play or how they are playing. The only change that should need making is Fellaini for Mata if we need to go 4-3-3.

    Jose's post match comments make me think Rashford will play again, but I really hope he doesn't
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