FA Premier League

Manchester United 2:1 Leicester City

Man Utd 2:1 Leicester

Old Trafford

Date:
Fri, 10 August 2018
Kick-off:
8:00 pm BST
Status:

Finished

  1. Aug 6, 2018
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    Lucky McLuckerson The saviour of our season (ask Maradona10)

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    [​IMG]///VS///[​IMG].

    Date - Friday, August 10 2018
    Kickoff Time - 2000 Hrs BST

    Venue - Old Trafford, Manchester

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    League standings and form guide

    Manchester United:

    Leicester City:


    Previous Meetings

    Leicester City 2—2 Manchester United

    Manchester United 2—0 Leicester City

    Leicester City 0—3 Manchester United

    Manchester United 4—1 Leicester City

    Manchester United 1—1 Leicester City


    All-Time Record

    Manchester United wins: 59
    Leicester City wins: 32
    Draws: 29


    Pre-Match Pressers

    José Mourinho



    Claude Puel



    Team News

    Manchester United

    Nemanja Matić, Antonio Valencia Diogo Dalot, Marcos Rojo, Ander Herrera and Sergio Romero ruled out. Marouane Fellaini, Jesse Lingard, Ashley Young, Paul Pogba, Phil Jones and Eric Bailly not available or doubtful.

    Leicester City

    Matty James ruled out. Jamie Vardy, Harry Maguire, Jonny Evans, James Maddison and Nampalys Mendy 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. Leicester City was 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.


    Familiar Faces

    Danny Simpson, Matty James and Jonny Evans
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    Referee

    Andre Marriner.​
  2. Aug 7, 2018
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    MyOnlySolskjaer Creator of Player Performance threads

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    3 points.
  3. Aug 7, 2018
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    RonaldoVII Full Member

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    Hurrah.

    It's coming home, or something like that.
  4. Aug 7, 2018
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    Mibabalou Full Member

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    We really need a win and a good performance this place is all doom and gloom, and could get toxic if we stumble early.


    Martial - Sanchez - Mata
    Herrera - Fred - Pereira
    Shaw - Smalling - Bailly - Darmian
    DDG
  5. Aug 7, 2018
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin) Staff

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    De Gea

    Darmian Bailly Lindelof Shaw
    Pereira
    Herrera Fred
    Mata Sanchez Rashford​

    Bench: Grant, Alderweireld, Young, Pogba, Martial, Lukaku, Lingard

    3-1 win. Not sure bench will have so many players without a pre-season but should be enough to get the 3 points. 50/50 on whether Bailly's partner will be Lindelof or Smalling. Smalling was preferred all last season but Lindelof started v Bayern. Not sure whether that was mainly to get some match fitness or whether it is because that is his planned side v Leicester.
  6. Aug 7, 2018
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    R'hllor Full Member

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    Easy win, after which certain lunatics will come out and start having a go at those who had any issues with our pre season games etc.
  7. Aug 7, 2018
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    BlueHaze New Member

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    Ayy my first match day discussion post. If we draw or lose this the caf will go in full meltdown mode but I say we will win, hopefully.
  8. Aug 7, 2018
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    BluesJr Full Member

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    How we could do with a good performance, a happy Pogba on the bench and attacking football. 4-1. Sanchez with two, Rashford and a debut Fred strike.
  9. Aug 7, 2018
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    edcunited1878 Full Member

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    Seeing this thread is sooooooo refreshing!

    Just get the 3 points and move on.
  10. Aug 7, 2018
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    izec Full Member

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    We should win, get the 3 points is all i care for now
  11. Aug 7, 2018
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    ash_86 Full Member

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    3-1 win for us
  12. Aug 7, 2018
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    peridigm Full Member

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    About fecking time.
    2-0 United.
  13. Aug 7, 2018
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    J_XO New Member

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    Are Vardy and Maguire available for Leicester?
  14. Aug 7, 2018
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    whatwha Sniffs Erricksson’s diarrhea

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    Lol @ thinking we will score 3 goals.
  15. Aug 7, 2018
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    Fosu-Mens Full Member

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    Hope you are correct.

    Darmian and Mata on the same side is not very productive but your lineup will be the one we field.
    Want to see this (but will never happen):
    Pereira​
    Herrera Fred
    Sanchez Martial Rashford​
  16. Aug 7, 2018
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin) Staff

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    Forgot all about Pogba. We really do have a lot of options.

    Matic, Fred, Pogba, Fellaini, Herrera, Pereira, McTominay midfielders
    Lukaku, Sanchez, Lingard, Rashford, Martial, Mata as the attackers isn't terrible.

    Fullback is the main position I have issue with but think that applies for most of us. Having fullbacks who are natural players there and know how to contribute in attack could be massive for us.
  17. Aug 7, 2018
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    BluesJr Full Member

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    All season we're going to moan about the fullback situation, so infuriatingly predictable and could have been easily solved over the last few years!
  18. Aug 7, 2018
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    Hugh Jass Full Member

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    Given both the world cup and the lack of signings this could be a nightmare.
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    royboy16 Full Member

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    Sanchez to get on the scoresheet.
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    BlueHaze New Member

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    I hope he does, anything to raise his confidende will be a big boost to us, we need Alexis to show up this season and hopefully he has a great season ahead of him.
  21. Aug 7, 2018
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    YouOnlyLiveTwice Full Member

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    4 attackers please. Just go for it.

    Alexis
    Martial Mata Marcus
    Pereira Herrera
    Shaw Smalling Lindelof Damo
    DDG​
  22. Aug 7, 2018
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    Optimistic -

    Darmian and Shaw lock down Leicester's flanks.
    Martial starts on the left and scores a goal from a Pereira through ball.
    Sanchez scores a brace and MoM.
    We win 3-0.

    Pessimistic -

    We win 1-0 scoring from our only shot and Maguire gets MoM resulting in us doubling our supposed bid.
  23. Aug 7, 2018
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    Shane88 Actually Nostradamus

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    Lose at home to a Vardy, Mahrez and Maguire-less Leicester and it'll be the earliest crisis ever.
  24. Aug 7, 2018
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    Womp idiot

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    Yep, borderline neglect not strengthening the fullback areas. Don't know what it is with our club and neglecting such obvious flaws in our teams for years. SAF and our CM options come to mind too. Everyone and their dog can see a shite Shaw and an extremely injury prone veteran aren't the answer going forward.
  25. Aug 7, 2018
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    groovyalbert Full Member

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    Would take either outcome, although I think even Ed would know better not to make a £100m bid on Maguire with the transfer window closed!
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    Solo Toure Full Member

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    The Cafe has been a nightmare recently, hoping for a win before I myself jump on the bandwagon.

    1-0 United.
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    Womp idiot

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    Assuming it'll be an easy comfortable win, are the people who made this place fecking unbearable over a few pre-season games also lunatics, by the way?
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    Ah yeah, I forgot about that:nervous:
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    RedIke Full Member

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    2-0 United

    Same exact team that played vs Bayern. Ugly win coming up.
  30. Aug 7, 2018
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    MadMike Full Member

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    You even have Toby on the bench :lol:

    I mostly agree with the line up, though I expect Smalling to start ahead of Lindelof. The rest of the team is very short in the absence of Pogba, Matic and Lukaku, it'll need some height. Smalling is better suited to a) man-mark Maguire on corners and b) deal with the pace of Vardy. Bailly to be on the front foot and Smalling to cover.

    The rest of the team picks itself since there's so many players unavailable.
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    Andy_Cole Full Member

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    Predicting a 0-0 draw.
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    groovyalbert Full Member

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    Leicester kicked off last season in a thrilling 4-3 defeat away to Arsenal.

    This game will be the antithesis of that.

    1-0 (Sanchez) or 0-0
  33. Aug 7, 2018
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    R'hllor Full Member

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    It was unbearable only for those who couldnt take it because all issues people had with pre season as whole was seen as attack on JM by those people. I wasnt bothered by extreme moaning lunatics nor with people who had valid issues with our pre season.

    Same goes with people on other side, cult lunatics having a go at anyone who expressed their issue with our pre season, same folk going all ape shit on Martial, turning him into enemy because he was being used as beating stick for JM.
  34. Aug 7, 2018
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    JMack1234 Full Member

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    Cannot believe that it looks like Darmian will be starting this game.
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    Womp idiot

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    It was unbearable for me because the usual light heartedness that this forum is known for (or at least, was?) was drowned out by constant negativity everywhere.

    I agreed with some of the posts and I could see why our play would frustrate fans but seeing the same shite repeated over and over, in every fecking thread (even threads not created for that specific discussion), sucking all the fun and lightheartedness this place usually promotes gets tedious.
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    DatIrishFella Band of Brothers, Thief

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    For my own sanity I'm praying for a win. Can't start the weekend with a lose on the opening day of the season. In saying that, I can't see a win at the moment. There's such a bad vibe around the club.

    I expect Leicester to press our midfield, causing all sorts of problems.
  37. Aug 7, 2018
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    haram Full Member

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    Just read a Leicester forum, they are not confident with Maguire and Evans potentially missing the game. Although, with Pogba and Lukaku missing for us, we do lack two key players for our attacking game.
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2018
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    ThaReaper01 Full Member

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    Couldn’t care less about the pessimism surrounding this team and this transfer window. I’m can’t wait for this shit to start back up. Thrash this lot.
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    automaticflare Full Member

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    Literally do not care how I just hope we win. A scabby 1-0 in last minute will do me just fine in this game. Hopefully can then start building in some of the other players who were late coming back and improve as we roll on.
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    Get In Scholesy Full Member

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    Can’t wait for this!
    COME ON UNITED