FA Cup 3rd Round

Manchester United 2:0 Reading

Man Utd 2:0 Reading

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Sat, 05 January 2019
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  1. Jan 5, 2019

    TrustInJanuzaj Full Member

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    Excellent Cheers
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    klsv Full Member

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    Some crazy line-up predictions in this thread. It's our only chance to win a trophy this season, we were never going to field the U18 team for this match. Ole said what he did about being good and old enough in the presser, but it didn't mean we'll be seeing a cameo for a new youngster every match til the end of the season and half of the starting XI in the cup being kids. You can say "well, they can't to worse than Fellaini" all you want but the likes of Garner and Gomes would be bullied by a team very much up for it and having tons of experience with the physicality of the Championship.
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    OldPop Full Member

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    The best way is to just kindly ask them to keep quiet during the game, it always works. Then you can put aside the duct tape and handcuffs.
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    Toad Full Member

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    How do you speak kindly to one of them?
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    Smores Full Member

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    No ones asking for the U18 team, these are U23 players who have been with the first team squad already and had preseason minutes etc.
    This is the FA Cup where we traditionally play a few youth, how you're equating that to cameos every game is beyond me.

    This is the perfect and really only time to get these proper lads minutes as they might prove useful by the end of the season.
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    friendlytramp More full of crap than a curry house toilet

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    ——————Romero
    Darmian- Lindelof-Jones-Young
    —————Pereira
    ———Fred———Fellaini
    Chong————————-Sanchez
    —————-Lukaku
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    klsv Full Member

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    And I'm sure there will be minutes for youngsters today too. But people get carried away a bit. It would be silly to think we'll have Laird starting in defense and Garner at DM.
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    Adcuth Full Member

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    Anyone clued up on where and how Chong likes to play.
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    Riz Full Member

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    Don’t get me wrong this match does present an opportunity to give some of the youth minutes but I personally wouldn’t be starting any of them.

    I only say that because we’ve got momentum for the first time in ages and as bad as Reading might be, and as comfortable as this game should be, we can’t risk jepordising that the weekend before our first big test.

    We’ll already be resting the likes of De Gea, Matic, Pogba, Rashford etc and we have players like Fred, Pereira, Sanchez, Lukaku who all need minutes. If the game does go smoothly then we have plenty of time in the second half to introduce the youngsters, but only once we’re comfortable.
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    podurban2 Full Member

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    Couldn’t agree more. It is much more important to get a lot of the first team players into match rythm (Pereira, Fred, Fellaini, even Darmian if he needs to cover due to injuries) than letting youngsters start. Some people are just irrational.

    Hopefully Chong/Gomes can come off the bench if we are leading comfortably.
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    Judas Open to offers

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    Do we not have any promising CB's coming through?
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    Cathy Ferguson Full Member

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    Tuanzebe is on loan at Villa.
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    DWelbz19 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    I vaguely remember some sort of hype for the guy who was really fast. RoShaun Williams? Any youth watchers know what the latest with him is?
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    Judas Open to offers

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    I'm talking in the youth team, not the over 20s lads who have been around for years already.
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    Mickson Full Member

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    Stagnated. He was promising and on the same level as Tuanzebe 2-3 years ago but not anymore. Had a few problems with injury as well. Neither he or Poole deserves to be in the squad, I'm sure Ole would've picked one young CB if he felt there was someone good enough right now.

    So no, we don't really have a promising CB right now who is nearly ready for a first team game.
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    Garethw scored 25-30 goals a season as a right footed RW

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    We have the young Italian lad, Stoppa De Goala, but he is away filming a Dolmio advert I believe.
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    Judas Open to offers

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    :lol:
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    VanGaalyTime Full Member

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    Personally, I think Blocka De Ball has greater potential .
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    ------------Romero
    Dalot---Darmian---Jones---Young
    ------------Pereira
    -------Fred--------Fellaini
    Mata-------Lukaku----Sanchez
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    VanGaalyTime Full Member

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    Had injuries and struggled for form.
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    Murder on Zidane's Floor You'd better not kill Giroud

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    Would love to see Greenwood get a few minutes against tired legs.
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    Greenwood is injured and we already know Lukakau will be starting.
    Lindelof will not play, maybe a sub and I think Chong will start on the bench
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    pauldyson1uk Full Member

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    Dont rate him , Villa is about his level.
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    trevor newnham New Member

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    Bailey is suspended
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    KM I’m afraid I just blue myself Staff

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    Where has this Greenwood is injured news coming from?
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    KM I’m afraid I just blue myself Staff

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    Romero
    Dalot Darmian Jones Young
    McTominay
    Fred Andreas
    Mata Lukaku Sanchez

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    GledTheRed Full Member

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    Shane88 Actually Nostradamus

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    Ugh, fecking McTominay. There is one player who I wish didn't get a chance.

    Just a total nothing player.
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    Devil may care Full Member

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    Mata starting instead of Chong would be a bit disappointing, there's enough experience with Lukaku and Sanchez up front to allow the 3rd spot to go to Chong.
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    Mick321 Full Member

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    Pretty crap team but our attack will surely get it done v these.
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    IAmAWinner New Member

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    Fellaini not even starting this one :lol:
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    VeevaVee despite the protests, wears Ugg boots

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    It's basically a second first team but he needs to go for it with having nothing else to go for, and doesn't want the set back of being knocked out the cup to be something the media can run with.
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    The Man Himself asked for a tagline change and all I got was this.

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    Fellaini would have been better starting, instead of McTominay.
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    VanGaalyTime Full Member

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    I guess that team is fine but it seems low risk to me. If chong and co cannot get in the team for a home game against lower opposition, when can they? Hope Chong is on at half time.
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    Toad Full Member

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    McTominay :rolleyes:
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    GledTheRed Full Member

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    McT, please get rid of him.
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    He has been injured and was doubtful for the game. I'm sure he's not as much out of favour as you think
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    Adcuth Full Member

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    Wow I suggested that midfield yesterday, never thought it would actually happen :eek:
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    dove Full Member

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    Good team except for McTominay.
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