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Manchester United 1:0 Aston Villa

Man Utd 1:0 Aston Villa

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Sat, 16 April 2016
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  1. Apr 13, 2016
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    Niall All Powerful Super Being Staff

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    [​IMG] VS... [​IMG]

    Date - Saturday, April 16 2016.
    Kickoff Time - 1500 Hrs BST.
    Venue - Old Trafford, Manchester.


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    League form guide

    5. Manchester United : WLWWL
    20. Aston Villa : LLLLL


    Previous Meetings

    Aston Villa 0 - 1 Manchester United

    Manchester United 3 - 1 Aston Villa

    Aston Villa 1 - 1 Manchester United

    Manchester United 4 - 1 Aston Villa

    Aston Villa 0 - 3 Manchester United


    All-Time League Record

    Manchester United wins - 84
    Aston Villa wins - 43
    Draws - 38


    Pre-Match Pressers

    Louis Van Gaal



    Eric Black



    Team News

    Manchester United

    Bastian Schweinsteiger, Will Keane and Luke Shaw ruled out. Ander Herrera doubtful.


    Aston Villa

    Jordan Amavi ruled out. Gabriel Agbonlahor doubtful.


    Know the opposition

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    Aston Villa Football Club nicknamed Villa, The Villa, The Villans, and The Lions - are a professional football club based in Witton, Birmingham; and were founded in 1874 by members of the Villa Cross Wesleyan Chapel in Handsworth. Aston Villa were one of the dozen teams that competed in the inaugural Football League in 1888 with one of the club's directors, William McGregor being the league's founder; and quickly emerged as the most successful English club of the Victorian era, winning no fewer than five League titles and three FA Cups by the start of the 20th century. After decades of mediocre success, Villa returned to prominence in 1981 - winning their first league title in 70 years - followed by the European Cup in 1982 - becoming the fourth English club to do so. Aston Villa's most prominent rivalries involve local club Birmingham City in a match known as the 'Second Derby', and West Bromwich Albion. Aston Villa have been playing their home games at Villa Park since 1897.


    Referee

    Kevin Friend.​
  2. Apr 13, 2016
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    Coops73 Full Member

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    It's all green! Let's get it grey and we might get a result. 8-0 Villa.
  3. Apr 13, 2016
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    Team should be....

    ---------------De Gea---------------
    Valencia--Smalling--Blind--TFM
    -------Herrera-------Morgan-------
    Lingard-------Rooney-------Martial
    --------------Rashford--------------

    Subs: Romero, Darmian, Carrick, Fellaini, Mata, Young, Memphis

    Rashford probably needs a rest but let him tear Villa a new one first
  4. Apr 13, 2016
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    bosnian_red Worst scout to ever exist

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    4-3-3 again please
    De Gea
    Valencia Smalling Blind TFM
    Carrick
    Herrera Fellaini
    Lingard Rashford Martial
    The easiest game of the season this... Villa have long given up so anything less then a comfortable victory will be a disappointment. City play Chelsea away so there's a good chance of the gap being back to 1 point. Keep Rooney as a sub after that beauty from Rashford, but sub him to put him behind Rashford as the 10 maybe.
  5. Apr 13, 2016
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    shaggy Prefers blue over red, loathed by Spurs fans

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    Anything less than 2-0 will be an embarrassment.
  6. Apr 13, 2016
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    dannyrhinos89 OMG socks and sandals lol!

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    We will probably struggle in this seen as though we have no consistency

    2-0
  7. Apr 13, 2016
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    MyOnlySolskjaer Creator of Player Performance threads

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    De Gea
    Valencia Smalling Blind Timbo
    Herrera Morgan
    Lingard Rooney Martial
    Rashford​
  8. Apr 13, 2016
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    SalfordRed1960 Full Member

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    The game to take Villa down, bit of a shame really. I know their fans can be absolute twats, but as a club they are in the group with Forest of past top English clubs.

    Wonder what the owner thinks. It wasn't that long ago that O'Neil had them in the top 6, but shite investment has led to this in a short space of time.
  9. Apr 13, 2016
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    Devil may care Full Member

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    Don't see even Louis fecking this one up, I expect a comfortable win. I reckon we'll line-up with 2 or 3 changes from tonight.

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    3pm? On a Saturday?
  11. Apr 13, 2016
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    Bwuk Full Member

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    Assuming Rooney starts...

    Dave
    Valencia Smalling Blind Mensah
    Lingard Carrick Herrera Martial
    Rooney Rashford​
  12. Apr 13, 2016
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    ManUArfa Full Member

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    ....and Solskjaer has won it!
    I worry about how many games Martial has played:

    DDG
    Rojo Smalling Blind TFM
    Fellaini Schneiderlin
    Rooney
    Mata Rashford Lingard
  13. Apr 13, 2016
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    Walters_19_MuFc Full Member

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    Same team as tonight.
  14. Apr 13, 2016
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    U99ted Full Member

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    They will be relegated mathematically if Norwich avoid defeat against Sunderland at 12:45. I agree though, grand history, champions of Europe at one point.
  15. Apr 13, 2016
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    Havak Pokemon master

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    Rooney will probably start, but he'll play 70 minutes maximum considering it will be a 'process'. I think LvG will want to keep Rashford, Martial and Lingard as a front three, with Schneiderlin coming in from the start this time. One of Fellaini, Herrera or Carrick left out, with Valencia replacing Rojo.
  16. Apr 13, 2016
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    The Law of Denis Full Member

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    -------------------- DDG
    ----TFM-------Smalling-------Blind------CBJ
    -------------Morgan-------Fellaini
    --------------------Herrera
    ----Valencia-------Rashford---------Memphis/Martial--
  17. Apr 13, 2016
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    Sunny Jim Full Member

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    I have a feeling we nick this
  18. Apr 13, 2016
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    Scorpy Absolutely crapping it and loving it!

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    Their relegation will probably be confirmed by the time the game starts (if Norwich don't lose to Sunderland at home). We should be smashing these cnuts either way.
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    Adisa likes to take afvanadva wothowi doubt

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    If we go 433 again as I think we will, I can't see Rooney starting.
  20. Apr 14, 2016
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    ______DDG_____
    TFM TFM TFM TFM
    ___TFM DDG____
    _TFM TFM TFM_
    __RASHFORD__



    7-0 United
  21. Apr 14, 2016
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    KGBhoy Full Member

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    Even we can win this
  22. Apr 14, 2016
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    Gerald G Full Member

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    De Gea
    TFM--Smalling--Rojo--CBJ
    Schneiderlin--Herrera
    Lingard--Rooney/Mata--Memphis
    Rashford​

    or if 4-3-3

    De Gea
    TFM--Smalling--Rojo--CBJ
    Schneiderlin
    Fellaini--Herrera
    Lingard--Rashford--Memphis

    Rest Blind, Martial & maybe Carrick.​
  23. Apr 14, 2016
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    The White Pele Full Member

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    I'd like to see Martial given a rest.

    -----------DDG
    Valencia--Smalling--Blind--TFM
    ----------Carrick--Herrera
    Lingard----Rooney-----Depay
    -----------Rashford

    I look at our options and it still feels as if we have 2 or 3 attacking players missing through injury from our starting XI but that really is all we've got.
  24. Apr 14, 2016
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    Red Stone Full Member

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    This is exactly the type of game we should be running riot in, but I can somehow see us struggling to seal the win. Our level of shitness in games seems to be proportional to the shitness of the opposition, so this could easily be our worst performance of the season. If we somehow manage to lose this it has to be curtains for Van Gaal. It'll be years until we get a gift-wrapped three pointer like this again. Aston Villa are unbelievably poor.

    All doom and gloom aside, I think this should be a fairly routine win. The sooner we score our first, the uglier it will get. Their players have completely given up on everything and will completely crumble as soon as they go behind.

    4-0 win.
  25. Apr 14, 2016
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    marukomu The Gatekeeper

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    One win and we're Billy Big Balls again. 2-0 defeat.
  26. Apr 14, 2016
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    -------------De Gea--------------
    Valencia--Smalling--Blind--TFM
    -----------Schneiderlin----------
    -----Lingard/Fellaini--Herrera---
    Memphis---Rashford----Martial

    I'd like to see how Memphis does out right since I really think Martial might be the LW going forward. It's really, really hard to find a player who can score 15+ goals from out wide and Martial is one of those. And surely (basically) relegated Villa at home is an okay time to try that sort of thing.

    And we have, over the Van Gaal era, seemed to look best with Herrera and Fellaini going box to box. Fellaini played well, but with the possession we'll have Lingard might be a better option. Obvious position to address in the summer, but for now I'd bite the bullet and pick one.

    Rooney gets 20-30 off the bench and we'll see how he looks.
  27. Apr 14, 2016
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    Insanity Most apt username 2015

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    De Gea
    Tofu Smalling Blind BJ
    Carrick
    Herrera Fellaini
    Lingard Martial Rashford
    2-0 United.
  28. Apr 14, 2016
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    RedDevil@84 Full Member

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    If we cant win this by 3 goals, LvG can go and bury himself in a hole.
    But I think we ll win it 1-0 with a 76th min deflected goal.
  29. Apr 14, 2016
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    3KDré Full Member

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    It is pretty hard to lose to these lot, but if we do I can't imagine the reactions.
  30. Apr 14, 2016
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    buckooo1978 Full Member

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    I'd like to see a little rotation in this

    -----------------------------De Gea---------------------------
    F-M---Smalling--Blind---Borthwick-Jackson
    ------------------------Schneiderlein---------------------
    --------------------Mata---------Rooney--------------
    Lingard--------------Rashford-----------Memphis

    Fellaini coul keep his place as I felt he played well but Villa at home is a very different game to West Ham away
  31. Apr 14, 2016
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    bubbles_ Full Member

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    We actually don't deserve top 4 if we can't beat these at home. Especially when city play Chelsea on the same weekend. 3-0 Rooney, Rashford, Fellaini
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    Imperative we close the gap here. Can see Chelsea getting something off City.
  33. Apr 14, 2016
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    Billy Jim Full Member

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    Give Martial a little rest and stick Memphis in. Keep Fellaini in after last night and keep Rooney on the bench for now.

    De Gea
    TFM Smalling Blind CBJ
    Schneiderlin
    Fellaini Mata
    Lingard Rashford Memphis​
  34. Apr 14, 2016
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    littlepeasoup Full Member

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    Would love for us to be the ones to officially relegate Villa.
  35. Apr 14, 2016
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    Sassy Colin Death or the gladioli!

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    Well, if we can't win this...

    Can we bring in Macheda for this one?
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    SteveJ all-round nice guy, aka Uncle Joe Kardashian Scout

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    This'll probably end up about 400-0, thus allowing Vangle to claim that we've turned a corner for the 30th time this season.
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    LawCharltonBest Enjoys watching fox porn

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    4-0 easiest match possible.
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    Offside Euro 2016 sweepstake winner

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    United 0 Villa 1

    Biggest Caf meltdown in history.
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    Cheesy Bread with dipping sauce Scout

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    Predicted a 2-0 win, but I genuinely think it might be 0-0 at half-time.
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    kenny19 Banned

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    This is the game that if Van gaal gets anything other than a win there should be a riot. Aston villa should not be in this league. Horrible bunch of players.
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