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Manchester United 4:1 Leicester City

Man Utd 4:1 Leicester

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Sat, 24 September 2016
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  1. Sep 21, 2016
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    Niall All Powerful Super Being Staff

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    [​IMG] VS [​IMG]

    Date - Saturday, September 24 2016
    Kickoff Time - 1230 Hrs BST

    Venue - Old Trafford, Manchester

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    League standings and form guide

    7. Manchester United : WWWLL

    11. Leicester City : LDWLW


    Previous Meetings

    Manchester United 1 : 1 Leicester City

    Leicester City 1 : 1 Manchester United

    Manchester United 3 : 1 Leicester City

    Leicester City 5 : 3 Manchester United

    Manchester United 1 : 0 Leicester City


    All-Time Record

    Manchester United wins - 56
    Leicester City wins - 32
    Draws - 28


    Pre-Match Pressers

    José Mourinho



    Claudio Ranieri




    Team News

    Manchester United

    Bastian Schweinsteiger, Phil Jones and Anthony Martial ruled out.

    Leicester City

    Nempalys Mendy and Marcin Wasilewski ruled out. Kasper Schmeichel doubtful.


    Know the opposition

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    Leicester City Football Club (nicknamed The Foxes, The Blues, City, and Blue Army) are a professional football club based in Leicester, and were founded in 1884 by a group of old boys of Wyggeston School as Leicester Fosse, before joining the Football Association in 1890. In 1919, when League football resumed after World War I, Leicester Fosse ceased trading due to financial difficulties of which little is known. The club was reformed as Leicester City Football Club, particularly appropriate as the borough of Leicester had recently been given city status. Leicester City have enjoyed moderate success through the years - winning 3 League Cups, and reaching the final of the FA Cup 4 times; prior to their odds-defying Premier League title win in 2015/16. Leicester City's most prominent rivals are Nottingham Forest, Coventry City and Derby County; and they have been playing their home games at The King Power Stadium (originally named Filbert Way) since 2002.


    Referee

    Mike Dean.​
  2. Sep 21, 2016
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    Samid follows Pogue around, fixing his images

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    Big Dave
    Valencia - Smalling - Bailly - Shaw
    Carrick
    Herrera - Pogba
    Mata - Ibra - Rashford​
  3. Sep 21, 2016
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    Witchking Full Member

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    Rooney on the bench at home and we will be pure class.
  4. Sep 21, 2016
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    Ban Full Member

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    Please don't ruin my weekend.
  5. Sep 21, 2016
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    AndyJ1985 New Member

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    Dreading this. Another loss would be unbearable. If Rooney starts I'm going to have a breakdown.
  6. Sep 21, 2016
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    Raw Full Member

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    I am so bored of early kickoffs.
  7. Sep 21, 2016
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    This
  8. Sep 21, 2016
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    RDCR07 Not a bad guy (Whale Killer)

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    De Gea

    Valencia - Bailly - Smalling - Shaw

    Fellaini - Herrera

    Mata - Pogba - Rashford

    Zlatan​
  9. Sep 21, 2016
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    Android1974 Incredibly anal about player positions in lineups

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    Don't think Herrera will start, he just had a whole game. Nor that Mata can play that right-wing in a 4-3-3.
  10. Sep 21, 2016
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    horsechoker Sailor vee, this is a right off.

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    Ibra
    Rashford - Rooney - Pogba - Martial
    Miki
    Bailey - Blind
    Valencia - De Gea - Shaw

  11. Sep 21, 2016
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    Bwuk Full Member

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    Any team that doesn't contain Michael Carrick is wrong. He has to start. Is Mkhi fit?

    De Gea
    Valencia - Bailly - Blind - Shaw
    Carrick
    Herrera - Pogba
    Mata - Zlatan - Rashford.​
  12. Sep 21, 2016
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    Revan Assumptionman

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    De Gea

    Valencia Bailly Rooney Shaw

    Herrera Carrick Pogba

    Mata Ibra Rashford ​
  13. Sep 21, 2016
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    Dazzmondo Full Member

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    Thought the midfield was good today. Defence not so much. Rooney awful and for the first time I genuinely think he will be dropped. Isn't Shaw injured? I'm going to assume that he is.

    Early Predicted Line-up:

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    1. de Gea

    25. Valencia 3. Bailly 12. Smalling 18. Young

    27. Fellaini 16. Carrick 6. Pogba

    8. Mata 9. Ibrahimovic 19. Rashford

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    Bench:
    20. Romero, 17. Blind, 5. Rojo, 28. Schneiderlin, 21. Herrera, 22. Mkhitaryan, 10. Rooney

    Predicted Score: Man Utd 3
    -1 Leicester (Ibrahimovic X2, Rashford)​
  14. Sep 21, 2016
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    Witchking Full Member

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    If you notice. everytime a team is selected which almost everyone agrees with, we go on to lose. So i hope Jose surprises everyone and United win.
  15. Sep 21, 2016
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    podurban2 Full Member

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    Erm what? No one has like ever agreed with playing Rooney, yet Jose has played him in every game except against Feyenoord. So I have no idea what you are talking about, any examples?

    DDG
    Valencia Bailly Smalling Shaw
    Carrick
    Herrera Pogba
    Mata Zlatan Rashford

    Subs: Rooney, Fellaini, Mkhitaryan.​
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    Witchking Full Member

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    Should have said formation. Rooney doesn't count. If he has a stinker again, you never know, the crowd might start getting on his back.
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    Havak Pokemon master

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    Definitely want to see Carrick, Herrera and Pogba in midfield. Ibrahimovic and Rashford with hopefully Mata (but probably Rooney).

    De Gea and Valencia are sure to come back in, if Shaw is injured I'd much rather Blind go to left back and Bailly start. No Rojo.
  18. Sep 21, 2016
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    Gerald G Full Member

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    De Gea
    Valencia--Bailly--Smalling--Rojo (Unfortunately)
    Fellaini
    Herrera--Pogba
    Mata/Lingard--Ibrahimovic--Rashford

    I want Carrick to start but I doubt that's going to happen. I don't think Martial will be fit so Mata or Lingard.​
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    2 man midfield Incestuous Modern Woman (Dumper!)

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    For all the talk in the media about Jose not knowing his best team, it really is doing its best to pick itself.
  20. Sep 21, 2016
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    bosnian_red Worst scout to ever exist

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    De Gea
    Valencia Bailly Smalling Blind
    Carrick
    Herrera Pogba
    Rashford Ibrahimovic Mkhitaryan
    Martial and Shaw I'm guessing will be injured for this. Possibly Darmian in for Blind as he didn't have a great game, though both are fine and 100x better then Rojo there. Carrick-Herrera-Pogba has to be the midfield IMO, though I think Fellaini will play somewhere.

    Mkhitaryan hopefully back, walks into the side if so. If not... Probably Mata on the right with Rashford left? As long as Rooney is nowhere near the side and Carrick holds the midfield behind Pogba, then we will be very good I think.
  21. Sep 21, 2016
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    Walters_19_MuFc Full Member

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    Are you shaw that will happen?
  22. Sep 21, 2016
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    Mihai Full Member

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    Agree.

    This is how we started the secoond half against city (bar Rooney instead of Juan), and I think we played the best football so far.
  23. Sep 21, 2016
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    RonaldoVII Full Member

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    He's out with a groin injury apparently
  24. Sep 22, 2016
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    Chorley1974 Lady Ole

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    Going to this game, first time back in the motherland for a while. I'll be gutted if Rooney starts. Miki behind Ibra please.
  25. Sep 22, 2016
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    Walters_19_MuFc Full Member

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    Injured, isn't he?

    Ye, just saw that. :(
  26. Sep 22, 2016
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    Reddevildans Full Member

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    Lets hope for better refereeing decisions.
  27. Sep 22, 2016
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    horsechoker Sailor vee, this is a right off.

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    I would Blind at LB rather than Rojo and then have Smalling and Bailly as the CBs.
  28. Sep 22, 2016
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    Irrational. Full Member

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    fecking Elbow Chin is going to play a blinder again, isn't he? :(
  29. Sep 22, 2016
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    ChaddyP Full Member

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    Will be out hunting when this starts, FFS why couldnt this be the 3pm BST kick off
  30. Sep 22, 2016
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    peridigm Full Member

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    DDG
    Valencia Bailly Smalling Blind
    Carrick
    Herrera Pogba
    Mkhitaryan Zlatan Rashford

    Mata for Mkhitaryan if he is not fit.​
  31. Sep 22, 2016
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    Android1974 Incredibly anal about player positions in lineups

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    Of course.

    All you people putting Carrick in the lineup: have you seen his flushed face after the game? He's a 35 year old, he's not going to recover for Saturday morning.
  32. Sep 22, 2016
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    YouOnlyLiveTwice Full Member

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    Are Martial out for this one?
  33. Sep 22, 2016
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    peridigm Full Member

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    Good point
  34. Sep 22, 2016
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    De Gea
    Valencia - Bailly - Blind - Shaw
    Herrera - Fellaini - Pogba
    Rashford - Ibra - Martial

    Assuming Miki is injured and Martial is not. If they both are then Mata starts.

    Can't see Carrick starting so soon and without him we need Blind's passing from defence.
  35. Sep 22, 2016
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    Android1974 Incredibly anal about player positions in lineups

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    Leicester's Slimani, if he plays, is a very powerful header. Only Smalling can deal with him. Bailly still has to learn how to do it and Blind just can't.
  36. Sep 22, 2016
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    Giggs86 Full Member

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    Why do you guys think Rooney won't start? Did I miss something Mourinho said? Unless he's injured he will most likely start IMO. Him being dropped is just wishful thinking.
  37. Sep 22, 2016
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    DDG
    Valencia Bailly Smalling Blind*
    Schneiderlin
    Herrera Pogba
    Mata Ibrahimovic Rashford

    *Shaw if fit​
  38. Sep 22, 2016
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    YouOnlyLiveTwice Full Member

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    I think Carrick will be too tired to play this, so we will have to see how Blind can do as the DM.
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    If Shaw is injured then I'd play Blind at LB and put Bailly in with Smalling. I think Jose will want to play Fellaini but Ander deserves to start, so I have gone for him on the right of the 3 behind Ibra as he drifted out there in the second half tonight.

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  40. Sep 22, 2016
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    Leicester will press our defenders hard. We need Blind to play the ball out, or we'll just end up hoofing it to Ibrahimovic.
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