Europa League Group A

Manchester United 1:0 FC Zorya Luhansk

Man Utd 1:0 Zorya

Old Trafford

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Thu, 29 September 2016
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  1. Sep 23, 2016
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    Niall All Powerful Super Being Staff

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    Date - Thursday, September 29 2016
    Kickoff Time - 2005 Hrs BST

    Venue - Old Trafford, Manchester

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    Europa League form guide

    4. Manchester United: L

    3. Zorya Luhansk: D


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    Team News

    Manchester United

    Bastian Schweinsteiger, Luke Shaw, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Phil Jones ruled out. Wayne Rooney doubtful.

    Zorya Luhansk

    No serious injury concerns for the away team.


    Know the opposition

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    Zorya Luhansk, formerly known as Zorya Voroshilovgrad and Zorya-MALS, is a Ukranian professional football club based in Luhansk, playing in the Ukrainian Premier League. The first Luhansk team was created in the Russian Empire in 1908 when the workers of the Russischen Maschinenbaugesellschaft Hartmann created the "Society of wise recreations". In 1923 the workers of the Luhansk steam train factory of the October Revolution (hence – the club's logo with a locomotive) organized their football team "Metalist" which became the forerunner of today's Zorya. In 1936 the football teams "Metalist" and "Dynamo" united into the united Luhansk city team which next year was given the name Dzerzhynets, which won the league in 1938 and was admitted into the Soviet First League. After a delayed revival post World War II, Zorya reformed on 10 April 1964 as the Soviet Football Federation issued its decision about merger of two clubs "Trudovi Rezervy" and OR Factory team (SC Zorya) into FC Zorya Voroshilovhrad. Today, the modern club considers the factory team as its predecessor that was established back in 1923. Zorya play their home games at the Slavutych Arena (previously known as Central Stadium Metalurh).


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    Orel Grinfeeld.​
  2. Sep 24, 2016
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    Team should be...

    ---------------Romero---------------
    Darmian--Bailly--Smalling--Rojo
    -------Fellaini-------Schneiderlin-------
    Mkhitaryan---Rooney---Memphis
    ---------------Martial---------------

    Subs: De Gea, Blind, Fosu-Mensah, Carrick, Young, Rashford, Zlatan
  3. Sep 24, 2016
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    Raw Full Member

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    Hope Mkhitaryan's fit for this.
  4. Sep 24, 2016
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    prateik Full Member

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    Zorya Luhansk..? Who are they?
  5. Sep 24, 2016
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    Kostur Full Member

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    Think this is something I'd have played perhaps with Carrick behind Fellaini and Schneiderlin and fecking off the shite one or Depay.

    Or Rojo for Bailly maybe with TFM going right, dunno. Let Bailly rest or something.
  6. Sep 24, 2016
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    Hugh Jass Full Member

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    Something like that.
  7. Sep 24, 2016
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    adexkola Arsenal supporter

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    There's no point in disrupting the momentum this side has right now.

    I don't see why we can't start the same team for the next 5 games, this one included. Let them gel and improve as a unit.
  8. Sep 24, 2016
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    Dazzmondo Full Member

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    Early Predicted Line-up:

    _______________________________________________________________________

    1. de Gea

    24. Fosu-Mensah 3. Bailly 12. Smalling 5. Rojo

    28. Schneiderlin 16. Carrick 27. Fellaini

    18. Young 10. Rooney 7. Memphis
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    Bench:
    20. Romero, 23. Shaw, 17. Blind, 21. Herrera, 22. Mkhitaryan, 19. Rashford, 9. Ibrahimovic

    Predicted Score: Man Utd 3-0 Zorya (Rooney X2, Rashford)​
  9. Sep 24, 2016
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    ThanksBoss26 Full Member

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    Can definitely see where you're coming from. Bit of a dilemma with the game Sunday lunchtime but we need to win this to keep building the momentum.

    I think we'll see the fringe players again most probably.
  10. Sep 24, 2016
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    whatwha Sniffs Erricksson’s diarrhea

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    You'd bring Rooney right back into it? I think the point is to keep winning and playing decent attacking football.
  11. Sep 24, 2016
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    ClosetDevil Full Member

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    No Rooney please. He should be rested for our following game.
  12. Sep 24, 2016
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    We'll beat these regardless of who we play and I'd rest as many as possible for Stoke 3 days later
  13. Sep 24, 2016
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    shaggy Prefers blue over red, loathed by Spurs fans

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    Time to give our wasters another chance - Depay, Schneiderlin, Rooney, Darmian et al. No point playing our first team.
  14. Sep 24, 2016
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    Stactix Full Member

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    Id go with 4-3-3, try out Blind as dm, think he deserves a first team spot. Still need someone that can dictate the play well in front of the defence. Herrara was excellent today though tbf
    Romero, Fosuh, Smalling, Bailly, Darmian
    Blind Schneid/ Herrara
    Mhiki if fit, if not lingard - Rashford
    Martial if fit, if not. Ibra.
  15. Sep 24, 2016
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    RDCR07 Not a bad guy (Whale Killer)

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    I think Mou is going to take this game a bit more seriously by playing more first teamers since he lost the first one.
  16. Sep 24, 2016
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    bosnian_red Worst scout to ever exist

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    So who are these guys? Are they even decent or just group whipping boys? Anyway, similar team to the EFL Cup team with slight differences. Hopefully Mkhitaryan is fit to get some game time before starting against Stoke. We play Liverpool after the international break.
    Romero
    Mensah Smalling Bailly Darmian
    Schneiderlin Carrick
    Mkhitaryan Rooney Memphis
    Martial
  17. Sep 24, 2016
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    Raw Full Member

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    Well they finished 4th in the Ukrainian League last season and they've had 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss so far this season. Scored 6 and conceded 6.

    It won't be another Feyenoord, who were on a 100% streak.
  18. Sep 24, 2016
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    Midfield Red

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    I think that Jose will play Romero in cup games as FA Cup or League Cup. Dave will starts for the european night.
  19. Sep 24, 2016
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    Sigma Full Member

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    Judging by Tofu being on the bench today, I expect him to start
  20. Sep 24, 2016
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    adexkola Arsenal supporter

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    I just don't see the point for much rest at this point of the season. We have some catching up to do and a loss at Zorya will put pressure back on us again.

    We'll definitely see some changes but IMO they should be minimal. I mean, what is Depay gonna show us at this point?
  21. Sep 24, 2016
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    Exactly!
  22. Sep 24, 2016
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    Kag Full Member

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    At home, this would be a great way of getting the likes of Mkhitaryan and Martial into some form.
  23. Sep 24, 2016
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    LawCharltonBest Enjoys watching fox porn

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    Comfortable 2-0 win
  24. Sep 24, 2016
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    Android1974 Incredibly anal about player positions in lineups

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    Would Mourinho feature Shaw, Martial and Mkhitaryan all coming back from injuries? :confused:
  25. Sep 24, 2016
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    Android1974 Incredibly anal about player positions in lineups

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    Regarding the predictions, let's just assume @DanNistelrooy has inside information or that he's a hacker, ok? :p
  26. Sep 24, 2016
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    De gea
    Darmian Smalling Rojo Blind
    Carrick Schneirdlein
    Lingard Mata Deapy
    Rooney

    Sub : Mensah for Carrick
    Mikhi for Mata
    Shaw for Blind
  27. Sep 24, 2016
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    Sandikan aka sex on the beach

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    Rooney + anyone who wasn't involved today, be it for niggle or just not starting the season well reasons.
  28. Sep 24, 2016
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    Scorpy Absolutely crapping it and loving it!

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    We should win this, but Zorya aren't that bad. They drew with Fenerbahce in the first round of fixtures and are currently second in the Ukrainian league.

    They even won at Dynamo Kyiv last week.
  29. Sep 24, 2016
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    tentan Full Member

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    ---------------------De Gea
    Fosu-Mensah---Bailly---Smalling----Rojo
    --------------------Carrick
    ------------Morgan---------Blind
    Lingard--------Rashford----------Depay
  30. Sep 24, 2016
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    Think I'd try and keep a lot of the same set of players. It's this then Stoke on Sunday and then a break for internationals.

    Romero
    Darmian - Smalling - Bailly - Blind
    Herrera - Carrick - Pogba
    Mkhi - Rashford - Memphis​
  31. Sep 24, 2016
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    Dumbat12 New Member

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    More of a confidence booster for me. If we can batter them, that will increase our team's confidence and performance in the next game.

    Play Rooney in this game and rest Mata. We can allow ourselves to play Rooney in such matches, even he can't feck it up so much.
  32. Sep 24, 2016
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    LouisDanGaal Full Member

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    Their team name sounds more like an eastern European forward prospect who we would talk about excitedly for a few hours and watch his youtube before finding out from someone who actually watches his league that he is bang average.
  33. Sep 24, 2016
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    Yorkeontop Full Member

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    Waaaay better side than I thought. Winning 2 zip as I write this. This ain't the walk in the park I imagined it to be.
  34. Sep 24, 2016
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    MyOnlySolskjaer Creator of Player Performance threads

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    Romero
    Fosu--Bailly--Smalling--Shaw
    Carrick--Herrera
    Lingard--Mkhitaryan--Memphis
    Rooney​
  35. Sep 24, 2016
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    ---------------Romero---------------
    Darmian--Bailly--Smalling--Rojo
    -------Carrick-------Schneiderlin-------
    Mkhitaryan-----Rooney-------Memphis
    ---------------Martial---------------
  36. Sep 24, 2016
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    theyneverlearn and this one probably never will

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    de Gea
    TFM Smalling Bailly Rojo
    Carrick
    Fellaini Morgan
    Micki Rooney Young
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  37. Sep 24, 2016
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    Devil may care Full Member

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    Rooney will be back in so that lowers my hopes, however I don't think he'll throw in all of the second string since we lost to Feyenord and need the 3 points at home.

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    MyOnlySolskjaer Creator of Player Performance threads

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    This would be good, hopefully a good form boost for Martial, Mkhi.
  39. Sep 24, 2016
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    Devil81 Full Member

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    De Gea
    Mensah
    Rojo
    Smalling
    Darmian
    Carrick
    Scheiderlin
    Mkhitaryn
    Martial
    Depay
    Rooney
  40. Sep 24, 2016
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    I'd go with this. Maybe replace Darmian though.
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