Europa League Round of 16 2nd Leg

Manchester United 1:1 Liverpool

Man Utd 1:1 Liverpool

Old Trafford

Date:
Thu, 17 March 2016
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8:05 pm GMT
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    Niall All Powerful Super Being Staff

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    Date - Thursday, 17 March 2016.

    Kickoff Time - 2005 Hrs GMT.
    Venue - Old Trafford, Manchester.

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    Europa League Form Guide

    Manchester United: LWL
    Liverpool: WDDWW

    Previous Meetings in the Europa League

    Liverpool 2 - 0 Manchester United


    All-Time Record in the Europa League

    Manchester United wins - 0
    Liverpool wins - 1
    Draws - 0


    Pre-Match Pressers

    Louis Van Gaal



    Jürgen Klopp




    Team News

    Manchester United

    Phil Jones, Wayne Rooney, Will Keane, Donald Love and Luke Shaw ruled out. Ashley Young, Antonio Valencia and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson doubtful.


    Liverpool

    Joe Gomez, Danny Ings, Xavi and Kevin Stewart ruled out. Martin Škrtel doubtful.


    Know the opposition

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    Liverpool FC - nicknamed The Reds are an English professional football club based in Liverpool, England; and were originally founded in 1892 as Everton Football Club and Athletic Grounds Company plc, before finalizing on the name Liverpool Football Club and Athletic Grounds Ltd after a dispute between the Everton FC board and John Houlding - the owner of Everton's former premise at Anfield Road. One of the most successful and storied clubs in the history of European football, Liverpool have won 18 English league titles, 5 European Cups, 7 FA Cups, and 8 League Cups, peaking in the 1970s and 1980s, first under the enigmatic Bill Shankly, and then his 'Boot Room' successors. Although Liverpool's fortunes as a domestic and European force have dwindled in the past 25 seasons, they still have a massive global support-base; and share two fierce historic rivalries - with crosstown rivals Everton FC (The Merseyside Derby); and Manchester United (who ironically rose back into consistent title-winning prominence as Liverpool declined).


    Referee

    Milorad Mažić.​
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    JinnerJamie Small ginger

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    2-2.... Out
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    stubie Full Member

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    1-1

    LVG to be kept on for another 18 months for not losing!
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    Raw Full Member

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    If Liverpool score, we're done.
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    bosnian_red Worst scout to ever exist

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    If we won today then it would've been a huge confidence boost and we would have a chance I think. As it is... it'll be very tough to win by 2 goals or more. Can't see us keeping a clean sheet, which means we need 4 most likely. Would probably go for

    De Gea
    Varela Smalling Blind Rojo
    Schneiderlin Schweinsteiger
    Lingard Herrera Martial
    Rashford
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    dannyrhinos89 OMG socks and sandals lol!

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    I'll go for a cheeky 1-0

    So yeah we're going out
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    Heinzesight Full Member

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    4-0 on the night...it's happening fellas.
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    ThaReaper01 Full Member

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    1-1. Don't think Liverpool will try very hard.
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    wiz4231 Banned

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    De Gea
    Darmian...Smalling....Rojo...Jackson
    Morgan
    Herrera........Bastian
    Januzaj...................................Martial
    Depay​

    Subs: Mensah, Pereira and Rashford​
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    Klopper76 "Did you see Fabinho against Red Star & Cardiff?"

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    If you score early I'll be concerned that we might be having an off day but I believe we have enough to score a goal. I think it'll be 1-1.
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    YouOnlyLiveTwice Full Member

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    CBJ is back?
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    wiz4231 Banned

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    Hopefully!
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    dichinero Banned

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    Are we going to pretend that Fellaini isn't going to start. Not confident anyway. 3-1
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    LuisNaniencia Sky Sports called my bluff

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    This is the team I would play. If Lingard isnt creating chances give Valencia a try. Not a game for Mata in my opinion.
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    Insanity Most apt username 2015

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    Did UEFA let him go for the elbow on Can?

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    We need to fecking turn this around. Players need to give it their all and get us the two goals to take it to penalties.

    De Gea
    Varela Smalling Blind BJ
    Schweinsteiger
    Herrer Schneiderlin
    Rashford Martial Lingard

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    LARulz Full Member

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    Going to this game, will be an odd atmosphere I think
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    bosnian_red Worst scout to ever exist

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    Yeah. Keep Mata as a sub, we need the intensity from the off, and then if needed put Mata on for his creativity. Besides, from memory he does seem to always want to make an impact when he gets subbed on, while when starting he can be too passive
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    17Larsson Not a malefactor just a lagomorph

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    This will be the worst night of the last three years.

    Nobody can expect to win all the time but to lose to a mid-table team in the secondary European competition shows how much we've fallen.

    I hope the lads can show a bit of fight and pride at the very least
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    LuisNaniencia Sky Sports called my bluff

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    Martial center not on the left?
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    Adisa likes to take afvanadva wothowi doubt

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    Dead rubber game thanks to Michael.
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    Gerald G Full Member

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    de Gea
    Valencia--Smalling--Blind--Rojo
    Schneiderlin--Schweinsteiger
    Herrera
    Lingard--Martial--Rashford/Memphis

    or

    Lingard--Schneiderlin--Schweinsteiger--Memphis
    Rashford--Martial​
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    Sandikan aka sex on the beach

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    Needless to say we need to put a big performance in, but very probably score an early goal.

    Do that, and all of a sudden it's very much on
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    Dumbstar Full Member

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    Right, so with our week's advantage who's tired out of your lot then? Who's running on fumes?

    Blind seems to have played every single minute of forever. Varela looked shattered. Will the Schmidfield legs be able to handle a 7-day-rested Liverpool midfield 3?

    On the plus side Lingard is back, Martial found the net again and Herrera looks dangerous but will he and Mata both play in the same team? Not enough defensive work from them in the same team.

    Edit: for us I reckon we might start with Origi who runs and runs and runs really fast. Good ball control and surprisingly is actually as strong as Lukaku/Benteke. You'll see what I mean if he starts. Smalling will be busy with him but you'll need to be careful he's not one-on-oned with Blind.
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    Di Maria's angel Captain of Moanchester United

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    We'll win 1-0 and LvG will ask why he wasn't given a standing ovation as he left the field.
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    OnlyTwoDaSilvas Gullible

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    We need to score 3, keep a clean sheet and we probably need to score an early, first half goal to open the game up. On current form, it sounds impossible.
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    Barca84 Full Member

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    We certainly can only go into the game hoping rather than with any confidence. The confident team will be them and rightly so - they have the beating of us at present.
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    Amethyst It's banter lads, inn't?

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    I'm not confident but I do think there's a small chance we can take it to extra time with a 2-0 in regulation time and after that anything can happen- though our recent record in shootouts at home is abysmal. Unfortunately one goal for Liverpool puts us out and if we don't score early it means there's more chance they'll get one on the break if we're piling forward in desperation.
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    --------------DDG
    ---Varela----Smalling----Rojo----Darmian
    -------------Bastian-------Morgan
    ----------------Herrera
    ---Rashford----------Mata----------Memphis
    ---------------------Martial
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    Winrar Full Member

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    1-1
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    Sandikan aka sex on the beach

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    Well the Schmidfield should be ok. Schneidy didn't play today, and Schweiny came on late.
    Mata clearly fresh too.

    But we can't be confident, 2-0 is a fair chunk to come back from with this non attacking team.
    Will definitely need a big start, get an early goal and build into it.
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    sammsky1 Pochettino's #1 fan

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    Will it be a sellout? Am guessing it's gonna be a very tense atmosphere.

    I have tickets and so am gutted the game is virtually a dead rubber.
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    sammsky1 Pochettino's #1 fan

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    I'm not sure we can keep a clean sheet let alone score 3 goals.

    Can't work out how LVG sets up for this game or see a way for us to win it.
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    a_devil_inside Big footed hermaphrodite

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    Either win 3-1 and go out on away goals or the same result again
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    OnlyTwoDaSilvas Gullible

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    I have no idea how the team sets up for this either. I think we have to play them like they played us last week. Overload them, press them, don't let them have a second to breathe, but we never play that way so I highly doubt we will on Thursday. Pressing just doesn't seem to be part of LvG's style, especially not high up the pitch.

    We have to hope for a severe off day from them to at least level the score.
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    LvG seems oblivious to the fact Blind is in need of a rest and I imagine his favorites, Lingard, Fellaini anmd Rojo will all start, but I'd like to see the below team.

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    LuisNaniencia Sky Sports called my bluff

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    Clockwork orange these players into action!
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    2 man midfield Incestuous Modern Woman (Dumper!)

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    More of the same performance wise. We're lucky if we score once these days, and there's no way we're keeping them out which essentially means game over anyway. I'll be optimistic and go for a 1-1.
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    We will probably turn up and do well but won't be enough.
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    Dumbstar Full Member

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    A win against West Ham today would have brought great belief in the players and fans. I'm glad of the draw, keeps your attentions elsewhere while LvG remains. 2 cups and 4th spot still on for him to achieve.
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    rpitchfo Full Member

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    I think Liverpool will score, so we need 4. So we are out
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