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Manchester United 0:0 Southampton

Man Utd 0:0 Southampton

Old Trafford

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Sat, 30 December 2017
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  1. Dec 23, 2017
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    Lucky McLuckerson The saviour of our season (ask Maradona10)

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    [​IMG]......VS ...... [​IMG]


    Date - Saturday, December 30 2017
    Kickoff Time - 1730 Hrs GMT
    Venue - Old Trafford, Manchester


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    League standings and form guide

    2. Manchester United : LWWDD

    14. Southampton : DLLDL


    Previous Meetings

    Southampton 0-1 Manchester United

    Southampton 0-0 Manchester United

    Manchester United 2-0 Southampton

    Manchester United 0-1 Southampton

    Southampton 2-3 Manchester United


    All-Time Record

    Manchester United wins - 52
    Southampton wins - 25
    Draws - 24


    Pre-Match Pressers

    José Mourinho



    Mauricio Pellegrino



    Team News

    Manchester United

    Michael Carrick, Eric Bailly, Marouane Fellaini, Antonio Valencia, Chris Smalling and Marcos Rojo ruled out. Matteo Darmian doubtful. Anthony Martial returns to training.


    Southampton

    Cédric Soares, Ryan Bertrand and Charlie Austin ruled out.


    Know the opposition

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    Southampton Football Club (nicknamed The Saints) are a professional football club based in Southampton, Hampshire. Southampton were founded in 1885 by members of St Mary's Church of England Young Men's Association. St. Mary's Y.M.A., as they were usually referred to in the local press, played most of their early games on The Common where games were frequently interrupted by pedestrians insistent on exercising their right to roam. More important matches, such as cup games, were played either at the County Cricket Ground in Northlands Road or the Antelope Cricket Ground in St Mary's Road. The club was originally known as St. Mary's Young Men's Association F.C. (usually abbreviated to "St. Mary's Y.M.A.") and then became simply St. Mary's F.C. in 1887-88, before adopting the name Southampton St. Mary's when the club joined the Southern League in 1894.

    Southampton play their home games at St. Mary's Stadium, and were one of the founding members of the Premier League in 1992. The club has a long-standing sporting rivalry with Portsmouth in a match termed the South Coast Derby or the Hampshire Derby. Southampton has received praise for employing an attractive brand of football under Mauricio Pochettino and more recently, Ronald Koeman, and having one of the best youth systems on English soil - which has produced the likes of Alan Shearer, Gareth Bale, Matth Le Tissier Theo Walcott, Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain, James Ward-Prowse, Calum Chambers, Adam Lallana over the years - as well as current Manchester United leftback, Luke Shaw.


    Referee

    Craig Pawson.​
  2. Dec 26, 2017
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    el3mel Full Member

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    De Gea
    Young - Lindelof - Jones - Shaw
    Matic - Pogba
    Mata - Lingard - Martial
    Lukaku
  3. Dec 26, 2017
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    bosnian_red Worst scout to ever exist

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    De gea
    Young Jones Lindelof Shaw
    Matic Pogba
    Mata Lingard Martial
    Lukaku
    Picks itself. Like it should've today.
  4. Dec 26, 2017
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    Android1974 Incredibly anal about player positions in lineups

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    Rojo dropped, that's all I ask. Let him pick up his form.
  5. Dec 26, 2017
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    el3mel Full Member

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    He's suspended. He grabbed his 5th yellow in 5 EPL games.
  6. Dec 26, 2017
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    Android1974 Incredibly anal about player positions in lineups

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    Except for Martial, apparently injured (would like a confirmation, though).
  7. Dec 26, 2017
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    Android1974 Incredibly anal about player positions in lineups

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    Thanks, that solves it then.
  8. Dec 26, 2017
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    DdeGoat Banned

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    Jones, Lindelof and Rojo. Wow! We are a Jones injury away from catastrophe, and they usually happen far too often. Anyone news on Smalling's injury?

    3 at the back please.

    De Gea
    Lindelof Jones Blind
    Young Matic Pogba Shaw
    Lingard Martial
    Rashford
    That's our best bet, imo. Lukaku needs a little break (dropped).
  9. Dec 26, 2017
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    Android1974 Incredibly anal about player positions in lineups

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    Three at the back at home against a team that doesn't play 3 at the back, not happening.
  10. Dec 26, 2017
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    McGrathsipan Full Member

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    Not looking forward to it.
    Another huff and puff struggle against a team that were twatted today and are playing their second away game in succession.

    I will take a 1 nil win. Any sort of win.

    One thing is for sure , there is no chance of a performance to warm the cockles
  11. Dec 26, 2017
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    Android1974 Incredibly anal about player positions in lineups

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    I liked the way the team played in that very offensive 4-3-3 with #10s as #8s. Maybe we could revert the midfield triangle and include Lingard/Mkhitaryan in there.
  12. Dec 26, 2017
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    DdeGoat Banned

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    Rojo and Lindelof are totally useless. If we use a 3, then Lindelof can be at least somewhat useful on the right of the three.

    If are going with a 2, then I would have Matic ahead of these two jokers.
  13. Dec 26, 2017
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    Bubz27 ACMarket employee (not the owner)

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    They haven't won in 7 and Charlie Austin is suspended. This is an absolute must win and I'd love a real statement by us as well.
  14. Dec 26, 2017
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    peridigm Full Member

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    So we’re down to 2 available natural CB’s at the moment? Our season just keeps getting better.

    I would be surprised to see Shaw get another start next match but I think he is the best available option unless Valencia is back. Young will start LB if he is.

    Jesse is an absolute starter. Best inform player we have at the moment.
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    Android1974 Incredibly anal about player positions in lineups

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    Centerbacks is the least of our worries, really. We had three in the bench today. And in 3 at the back, even Darmian can play there, god forbid.

    Why the surprise with Shaw? He did just ok today, but Blind's the other option and Mourinho is apparently trying to ship him.

    Lingard is a dead starter.
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    Android1974 Incredibly anal about player positions in lineups

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    Hope Martial's knee injury is a nothing issue, although then his absence from the squad today should be questioned.
  17. Dec 26, 2017
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    Devil may care Full Member

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    I'm expecting Martial to miss this one as well but I'd play Mkhi on the LW over Rashford.

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    Alabaster Codify7 Full Member

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    Exact same line-up for me. Not expecting anything less than we've been dished up for a while now, dog-turd.

    We should be able to squeeze out a win, though.

    Man United 2 - 1 Southampton
    Lingard, Mata
  19. Dec 26, 2017
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    SaradM New Member

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    I will go with

    DDG
    Young Jones Lindelof Shaw
    Matic Pogba
    Mata Lingard Rashford
    Lukaku

    Ibra, Martial and Herrera to come off bench.

    We need any kinda win to get our confidence back. And can we please keep Kaku away from defending in our box.
  20. Dec 26, 2017
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    SATA Full Member

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    2-2
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    Offside Euro 2016 sweepstake winner

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    We have to beat this shit lot. Let’s get a few wins going then buy a few players in Jan.
  22. Dec 26, 2017
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    dichinero Banned

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    My only concern is whether the in form players can maintain their form. The story of our season has been players having a good form every couple of games and trading places with out of form players for the next couple of games.
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    Feed Me I'm hungry

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    We are shit, which is exactly what our performance against Saints will be. Mourinho has sucked the fun out of things like Van Gaal did.
  24. Dec 26, 2017
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    Vidyoyo Self-confessed coffee shop chat-up expert

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    Hopefully Southampton get an early goal and we're forced to attack again. As infuriating as a home draw against Burnley might be, it did set us up to attack from the off - something we don't really do enough.
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    Alabaster Codify7 Full Member

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    I know, but sadly, our version of attacking is something you'd expect to see from say....a Burnley...if they were 2-0 down at home to Swansea. Cross, cross, cross, cross, cross, cross, moment of magic, cross, cross.
  26. Dec 26, 2017
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    sunama Baghdad Bob

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    That's gotta be some kind of record.
  27. Dec 26, 2017
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    edgar allan Full Member

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    Who's in form the last month?
  28. Dec 27, 2017
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    ----------------------De Gea
    -----------Lindelof---Jones---Blind
    Valencia----------------------------Young
    --------------Pogba---Matic-----------
    --------------------Mata-
    ------------Lukaku----Martial
  29. Dec 27, 2017
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    haram Full Member

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    :lol:
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    MyOnlySolskjaer Creator of Player Performance threads

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    Yeah, wouldn't be surprised if we go back to 3 at the back because we're conceding S goals.
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    MyOnlySolskjaer Creator of Player Performance threads

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    Would like to see this:

    De Gea
    Lindelöf Smalling Jones
    Young Matić Pogba Shaw
    Lingard
    Lukaku Martial​
  32. Dec 27, 2017
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    peridigm Full Member

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    Lingard. Young has been good despite the challenge that gave them a fk which they happened to score from.
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    Rojo will need more time to gain his form back. So will Ibra.

    I would want Mou to go attacking not play (too) cautiously at home.

    Miki actually played much better than earlier in the season despite lack of contribution towards his stats. He was more aggressive than before which is a good thing to see.

    Martial, Lukaku and Lingard to start. Pogba and Matic a certainty. Its between Mata and Miki, so for me, would like to see Miki given the chance.

    Shaw to continue playing to build up his confidence and form again. The intents were there but lack the final ball.
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    Harry190 Full Member

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    I can only assume Pellegrino is holding to his position because he is handsome.
  35. Dec 27, 2017
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    haram Full Member

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    This looks good, although isn't Smalling still out?
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    Any news on injuries? Martial, Smalling and Valencia?
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    Gusjaros Banned

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    I'd rather see United play with a back four. Blind isn't a great CB.

    Lukaku
    Martial - Lingard - Mata
    Matic - Pogba
    Young - Jones - Lindelöf - Valencia
    De gea​
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    Craig Ward Full Member

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    I'd opt for three at the back also, currently its not working for us.

    We'd do well to keep it tight, not concede and get back to basics.

    Big game required from Lukaku, plenty of goals to be had against the saints, who are v.poor this season
  39. Dec 27, 2017
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    haram Full Member

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    Just start Lingard :drool:
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    edgar allan Full Member

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    Yip I will give you Lingard....not a long list is it?
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