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Manchester United 3:0 Stoke City

Man Utd 3:0 Stoke

Old Trafford

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Tue, 02 February 2016
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  1. Jan 28, 2016
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    Niall All Powerful Super Being Staff

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    [​IMG] VS [​IMG]


    Date - Tuesday, February 02 2015.
    Kickoff Time - 2000 Hrs GMT.

    Venue - Old Trafford, Manchester.

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    League standings and form guide

    5. Manchester United : DWDWL

    9. Stoke City : WLWDL


    Previous Meetings

    Stoke City 2-0 Manchester United

    Stoke City 1-1 Manchester United

    Manchester United 2-1 Stoke City

    Stoke City 2-1 Manchester United

    Manchester United 3-2 Stoke City



    All-Time Record

    Manchester United wins - 37
    Stoke City wins - 22
    Draws - 26


    Pre-Match Pressers

    Louis Van Gaal
    N/A.

    Mark Hughes
    N/A.


    Team News

    Manchester United

    Luke Shaw, Antonio Valencia, Ashley Young, Marcos Rojo and Bastian Schweinsteiger ruled out. Phil Jones and Matteo Darmian doubtful.


    Stoke City

    Ryan Shawcross, Marc Wilson, Shay Given ruled out. Charlie Adam and Marko Arnautović ruled out.


    Know the opposition

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    Stoke City Football Club nicknamed The Potters are a professional football club based in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Stoke City founded was Stoke Ramblers in 1863 when pupils of Charterhouse School formed a football club while apprentices at the North Staffordshire Railway Works works in Stoke-on-Trent; and the club changed its name to Stoke City in 1925 after Stoke-on-Trent was granted city status. They are the second oldest professional football club in the world, after Notts County, and are one of the 12 founding members of the Football League which was founded in 1888. Although Stoke haven't enjoyed a lot of title-winning success in their 150 year old existence, they have fielded the likes of Stanley Matthews, Gordon Banks, Alan Hudson and Dennis Violett through the years. Stoke's most prominent rivalries include Wolverhampton Wanderers, West Bromwich Albion, and local club Port Vale. Stoke play their home games at the Britannia Stadium.



    Referee

    Roger East.​

    KEY MOMENTS

    1. Starting line-ups
  2. Jan 29, 2016
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    Samid follows Pogue around, fixing his images

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    We'll get schooled once again.
  3. Jan 29, 2016
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    Raw Full Member

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    Can see it end in a draw. Would really like to see Carrick start this though.
  4. Jan 29, 2016
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    A Tuesday game :drool: It'll be just like old times
  5. Jan 29, 2016
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    U99ted Full Member

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    Good to see Carrick is back but what about BFS?
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2016
  6. Jan 29, 2016
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    theyneverlearn and this one probably never will

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    de Gea
    Varela Smalling Blind CBJ
    Morgan Carrick
    Mata Herrera Martial
    Rooney
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  7. Jan 29, 2016
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    we're gonna lose, 0-2
  8. Jan 29, 2016
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    LawCharltonBest Enjoys watching fox porn

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    1-1.

    Think beating Derby will be another false dawn
  9. Jan 29, 2016
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    bosnian_red Worst scout to ever exist

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    Fellaini will inevitably play because Stoke are a big team and it'll be a mistake as it always is. Not sure what to expect from the game. We might grind out a win.
    What I'm hoping to see but we have no chance of seeing:

    De Gea
    Varela Smalling Blind CBJ
    Carrick
    Herrera/Schneiderlin Mata
    Memphis Rooney Martial​
  10. Jan 29, 2016
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    de Gea
    Varela Smalling Blind CBJ
    Carrick
    Mata Fellaini Herrera Martial
    Rooney


    bring back the old 433!!
  11. Jan 29, 2016
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    Carrick won't start imo. That'll end with him hobbling off before half time. I'd give him a few more sub appearances before risking starting him.
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    I think we stand a chance:

    Is it on a cold, Wednesday night? No.
    Is it at the Brittania? No

    We should seek revenge after they schooled us on Boxing day.

    DDG

    Varela, Smalling, Blind, BoJack

    Carrick, Fellaini, Herrera

    Adnan, Rooney, Martial.
  13. Jan 29, 2016
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    Devil may care Full Member

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    I'd like to see Herrera and Carrick start in the double pivot but I imagine we'll be getting Fellaini in there with him, it will be interesting to see if he plays Mata as a #10 again or if he moves him back to the RW/bench and plays Ander in that role.

    This will be a touch game, Stoke are a good team with a goal threat, I also think our players are struggling to deal with the current atmosphere at Old Trafford, if we start slowly and it's 0-0 at half time I can see a Stoke win.
  14. Jan 29, 2016
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    SER19 Full Member

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    a sign of the times perhaps but i really really want to beat stoke. i just do not like anything about them
  15. Jan 29, 2016
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    sunama Baghdad Bob

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    Prediction 1-1.

    This is my default scoreline I predict for most games. Today 3-1 win changes nothing.
    Stoke will get men behind the ball (something which Derby did not do) and will hit us on the counter, leaving us vulnerable.
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    --------- de Gea
    Varela Smalling Blind CBJ
    ----------Carrick
    ------Pereira-Herrera
    --Depay-Rooney-Martial

    I'd love to see that.
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    Shawcross will be a big miss for them.
  18. Jan 29, 2016
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    We'll smash them!
  19. Jan 30, 2016
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    De Gea
    Varela--Smalling--Blind--CBJ
    Schneiderlin--Carrick
    Memphis/Januzaj--Mata--Martial
    Rooney
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    Subs: Romero, McNair, Fellaini, Lingard, Herrera, Pereira, Januzaj

    Lingard will start again though I know it. But I want Januzaj or Memphis starting on the right wing instead.

    It will be a really tough game for our fullbacks with Shaqiri on CBJ's side and Arnaoutovic(sp?) on Varela's side.​
  20. Jan 30, 2016
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    Giant Midget Aka - rooney_10119

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    Stoke look like a good team. Pace and skill out wide and up front.

    3-1 Stoke City
  21. Jan 30, 2016
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    Jones, Rojo, Schweinsteiger...are these guys dead, or what?
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    DomesticTadpole Doom-monger obsessed with Herrera & the M.E.N.

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    Rojo has gone back to Argentina to continue his rehab. The other two he is being a bit cagey about.
  23. Jan 30, 2016
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    Jones is Jones
    Rojo feked his shoulder or something
    Schweini feked his knee I think from a couple of games back when he tried to smash the ball away but his leg just went up a bit awkwardly.
  24. Jan 30, 2016
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    Rojo injured his shoulder last season didn't he? Must be an aggravation of that
  25. Jan 30, 2016
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    De Gea
    Darmian...Smalling....Blind...CBJ
    Herrera....Schneiderlin
    Januzaj..........Mata...........Martial
    Rooney

    Subs: Carrick, Memphis, Pereira.
    I'll be optimistic and will look forward to this match if we line up like this, if not then I won't bother.
  26. Jan 30, 2016
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    Hoping that Januzaj or Andreas play, but I doubt it. Vangle obviously sees something in Lingard that the football doesn't. Herrera may replace Mata after his naff performance and if Carrick is on the upkeep with his match rhythm he'll start, probably over Schneiderlin.
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    Galactic Incorrigible pest

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    We'll win this one and slightly less of us will be annoyed this time.
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    What I'd like to see:

    DDG
    Varela Smalling Blind CBJ
    Carrick Schniederlin
    Januzaj Herrera Martial
    Rooney

    What we will see:

    DDG
    Varela Smalling Blind CBJ
    Carrick Fellaini
    Lingard Mata Martial
    Rooney
  29. Jan 30, 2016
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    Di Maria's angel Captain of Moanchester United

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    0-0 at half time. Think we'll beat them in the second half.
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    If we don't score more than them, I can see us drawing or even losing this. [/MichaelOwenLogic]
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    Valencia is the one who seems to have fallen off the radar. Am expecting Shaw back before him!
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    Surely, you jest, sir. :lol:
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    stoke sits back all game and hit us at the break with 80~ minute counter. 0-1
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    I am adamant that if Schneiderlin has a better partner next to him who he doesn't have to cover for constantly, he will shine. I just hope that LVG doesn't play Fellaini.
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    I hope we stick with Valera and drop Fellaini and Lingard. There's goals in the United side now 3-1.
    No booing please!
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    Back to the good old days, 0-0
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    Stoke have had a bit of a blip recently, but this is exactly the type of game they'll raise their performance for.

    I think we'll struggle to dominate proceedings but could win this by a goal if we catch them on an off day. I always worry for some of our players at home. Some of them crumble under the expectancy, which has resulted in so many 0-0 first half displays. I wouldn't be surprised to see Carrick start and for Darmian to return.

    Martial Rooney Lingard

    Fellaini Schneiderlin Herrera

    CBJ Blind Smalling Varela

    De Gea​
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    dichinero Banned

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    Something with the magic Fellaini in it!
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    I'd be shocked if we come out of it with a win. A draw will surprise me (unless it's 0-0).
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    marukomu The Gatekeeper

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    LvG was right about lowering our expectations. I don't even expect us to beat these at home anymore.
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