FA Cup 3rd Round

Manchester United 2:0 Reading

Man Utd 2:0 Reading

Old Trafford

Date:
Sat, 05 January 2019
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  1. Jan 3, 2019
    #41

    meamth Full Member

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    Greenwood will start on the left. Watch this space.
  2. Jan 3, 2019
    #42

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    -----------------------Romero------------------------
    Dalot-------Darmian------------Jones-------Young
    -------------Fred----------------Andreas---------
    Chong----------------Greenwood----------Alexis
    ------------------------Lukaku--------------------


    -Lindelof for Jones at half time
    -Gomes on after 60 minutes

    hoping to see Chong and Greenwood starting.

    Alexis and Lukaku are definite starters as they need minutes under their belt.

    Maybe Fellaini to come in if Ole feels the midfield is a bit lightweight.
  3. Jan 3, 2019
    #43

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    Romero
    Dalot Jones Rojo Young
    Fred Fellaini
    Pereira
    Mata Lukaku Sanchez

    Greenwood and Gomez to get a run out at some stage​
  4. Jan 3, 2019
    #44

    Joseunited Full Member

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    Thought I saw Chong with the squad against Newcastle so I expect him to start against Reading.
  5. Jan 3, 2019
    #45

    haram Full Member

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    Reading haven't won in 9 games. They have won just 1 away game in their last 22 attempts.
  6. Jan 3, 2019
    #46

    zenith Full Member

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    A heavily rotated team would be a very bad idea . We have seen this happen far too many times in cup competitions and it often ends up with us being knocked out after a completely uncoordinated performance.

    I hope there are not too many changes to the spine of the team and the likes of lukaku, Mata and Sanchez play in their right positions. Also hoping for a full match for fred and fellani in the middle.
  7. Jan 3, 2019
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    Mcking Full Member

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    Not with Sanchez available.
  8. Jan 3, 2019
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    In Rainbows Full Member

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    Hope to see Gomes and Greenwood. That's all.
  9. Jan 3, 2019
    #49

    Kapardin Full Member

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    Easy 2-0, 3-0 or even 4-0 even with our B team. Play Valencia and Mata for this game and drop both for Spurs in favor of Young and Lingard.
  10. Jan 3, 2019
    #50

    haram Full Member

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    Surely Dalot gets a game.
  11. Jan 3, 2019
    #51

    Adisa likes to take afvanadva wothowi doubt

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    Dalot us injured.
  12. Jan 3, 2019
    #52

    haram Full Member

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    Did Ole say this?
  13. Jan 3, 2019
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    Taking my lad to his first game so he's really excited - me too tbf it's a big father-son moment.

    Sooo pleased mou got the bullet as this could've been dreadful for him! I know at least we'll be on the front foot and they'll be plenty of songs for him.

    Any side should win comfortably really
  14. Jan 3, 2019
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    Is mctominay fit? Can see him starting in midfield with Fred and Pereira if so, although I’d prefer to see Gomes or Garner.
  15. Jan 3, 2019
    #55

    Adisa likes to take afvanadva wothowi doubt

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    The commentator in the Bournemouth match did.
  16. Jan 3, 2019
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    I'd like to see a lot of rotation and Chong, Greenwood and Gomes coming off the bench.
  17. Jan 3, 2019
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    I was thinking this. Some of the line ups on here it seems like they want us to throw away our best chance of a trophy.
  18. Jan 3, 2019
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    haram Full Member

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    I'm not sure, there is no mention of it elsewhere.

    I know people want to see youth as well, but players like Lukaku and Sanchez need game time. I think it will actually be Sanchez - Lukaku - Mata which should be more than enough to be a couple goals up so that we can bring on the likes of Gomes, Chong and Greenwood.
  19. Jan 3, 2019
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    I would love it if Greenwood started, reading fc is rubbish, we could easily beat them with him starting and a close to full strength team around him.
  20. Jan 3, 2019
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    Experienced keeper - Romero/DDG
    Back 4 from the first team squad..
    Fred - Pereira - Fellaini in midfield
    Sanchez-Lukaku in the front 3

    Leaves 1 spot open for a reserves player.. Chong / Gomes/ Greenwood..
  21. Jan 3, 2019
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    Romero
    Dalot - Darmian - Lindelof- Young
    Fred - Fellaini - Pereira
    Lingard - Lukaku - Sanchez​
  22. Jan 3, 2019
    #62

    Annihilate Now! ...or later, I'm not fussy Scout

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    Lukaku is going to smash in a hat-trick in this game.
  23. Jan 3, 2019
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    This would be my lineup as well. Although I wouldn't mind if Lingard was rested and someone like Chong plays instead.
  24. Jan 3, 2019
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    Alabaster Codify7 Full Member

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    Rotation time, and game time off the bench for youngsters, hopefully.

    --------------------DDG----------------------
    Valencia-----Lindelof---Jones--------Darmian
    --------------Fred------Fellaini--------------
    ------------------Pogba-----------------------
    ------Lingard-----Lukaku----------Sanchez

    SUBS - Pereira (Fred), Greenwood (Lukaku), Gomes (Sanchez)

    Man United 4 - 0 Reading
    Lukaku, Sanchez (pen), Lingard, Greenwood.
  25. Jan 3, 2019
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    Rotation time.
  26. Jan 3, 2019
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    Ish Lights on for Luke

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    Romero has been a very good backup for us, since he’s signed.
  27. Jan 3, 2019
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    Romero
    Dalot smalling Rojo darmian
    Andreas fellaini Fred
    Mata lukaku Sanchez

    Think Valencia May need to play this game to get some games under him. As young & Shaw will play against Spurs.

    Greenwood, Chong & Gomes to come on and make a impact.
  28. Jan 3, 2019
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    I would think that De Gea, Shaw, Matic, Herrera, Pogba and Rashford would be left out the squad for this, if Dalot is unavailable, then I can see Valencia playing at RB, would give Laird a run out at LB if he was fit, have Young on bench as cover. Pick the fittest out of Darmian, Jones and Lindelof for the two CB positions. Fred, Pereira and Fellaini in midfield three, Lukaku and Sanchez front two, Mata as a 10, with Grant, Lingard, Gomes, Garner, Chong and Greenwood on bench.
  29. Jan 3, 2019
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    Agreed. Two or three of the most heavily used players need a rest, but that’s as far as it should go.
  30. Jan 3, 2019
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    Yeah this is exactly right

    Make a few simple changes, bring in the recently returned players like Lukaku and Sanchez as starters, and generally keep the same team bar a few odd changes. Have some of the youth lads on the bench, so if all goes well they can get 20-30 at the end
  31. Jan 3, 2019
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    The one good thing about rotating heavily for this game is we're playing a team that is bottom of the Championship. So I think we'll cope even with a second choice XI as long as the front 3 is experienced.

    We shouldn't be putting youngsters like Chong, Greenwood and Gomes straight into the starting XI. They should come on if we have a comfortable lead like 2-0.
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    Had to sign in just to mention how ridiculous this suggestion is.
  33. Jan 3, 2019
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    Sassy Colin Death or the gladioli!

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  34. Jan 3, 2019
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    TBF his last game was awful, so that sticks in the mind.
  35. Jan 3, 2019
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    Adisa likes to take afvanadva wothowi doubt

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    Romero
    Dalot(if fit) Jones Rojo Darmian
    Fellaini
    Fred Pereira
    Chong Lukaku Sanchez
    Greenwood and Gomes on the bench.
  36. Jan 3, 2019
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    Red_toad Full Member

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    What do you base this opinion on? Not his performances for United, as he's been pretty much excellent for us, every time he's been called upon...
  37. Jan 3, 2019
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    crossy1686 Full Member

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    He cost us a game already this season in the Carabao.
  38. Jan 3, 2019
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    BluesJr Full Member

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    Why do people want Fellaini starting? :houllier:
  39. Jan 3, 2019
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    Red_toad Full Member

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    Yes an error by coming outside his error very slightly. Cost us the game is harsh, we should have blown Derby away. Please feel free to highlight his other errors, as I'm of the opinion he's one of the best no2 keepers in the league and we hardly miss Dave when he plays.
  40. Jan 3, 2019
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    LuisNaniencia Sky Sports called my bluff

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    Not Dalot?
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