FA Premier League

Middlesbrough 1:3 Manchester United

Middlesbrough 1:3 Man Utd

Riverside Stadium

Date:
Sun, 19 March 2017
Kick-off:
12:00 pm GMT
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  1. Mar 15, 2017
    #1

    Lucky McLuckerson The saviour of our season (ask Maradona10)

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    [​IMG]..VS[​IMG]

    Date - Sunday, March 19 2017
    Kickoff Time - 1200 Hrs GMT
    Venue - The Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough


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    League standings and form guide

    6. Manchester United : DDWWD

    19. Middlesbrough : DLDLL


    Previous Meetings

    Manchester United 2 : 1 Middlesbrough

    Middlesbrough 0 : 2 Manchester United

    Manchester United 1 : 0 Middlesbrough

    Middlesbrough 2 : 2 Manchester United

    Manchester United 4 : 1 Middlesbrough


    All-Time Record

    Manchester United wins - 52
    Middlesbrough wins - 29
    Draws - 22


    Pre-Match Pressers

    José Mourinho



    Stephen Agnew




    Team News

    Manchester United

    Zlatan Ibrahimović (suspension), Paul Pogba (hamstring injury) and Ander Herrera (suspension) ruled out. Wayne Rooney, Marcos Rojo, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Anthony Martial and Daley Blind doubtful.

    Middlesbrough

    Daniel Ayala, George Friend, Rudy Gestede, Callum Chambers and Bernardo doubtful.


    Know the opposition

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    Middlesbrough Football Club (nicknamed The Boro and Smoggies), are a professional football club based in Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, England. According to Boro folklore, the idea for forming the football club was suggested during a tripe supper at the Corporation Hotel, Middlesbrough, and while this has since been discovered by club historian Harry Glasper to be untrue, it is certainly true that like many football clubs of the time, Middlesbrough were formed by members of the local cricket club wishing to stay fit during the winter.

    They won the FA Amateur Cup in 1895 and again in 1898. The club turned professional in 1889, but reverted to amateur status in 1892. They turned professional permanently in 1899. After three seasons, they won promotion to the First Division, where they would remain for the next 22 years. Middlesbrough enjoyed their modern peak with the appointment of former Manchester United legend Bryan Robson in 1994, followed by signings like Neil Cox, Jan Åge Fjørtoft, Nigel Pearson, Fabrizio Ravanelli, Juninho Paulista, Emerson, Paul Ince and Nick Barmby. The club plays its home games at the Riverside Stadium, which was built to replace Ayresome Park (1903-1995).


    Familiar Faces

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    Fábio da Silva (at United 2008-2014), Victor Valdés (2015-2016)


    Referee

    Jonathan Moss.​
  2. Mar 16, 2017
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    Team should be...

    -------------De Gea-------------
    Valencia--Jones--Rojo--Shaw
    -------Carrick-----Fellaini-------
    Mata-----Mkhitaryan-----Lingard
    ------------Rashford------------

    Subs: Romero, Tuanzebe, Bailly Smalling, Darmian, TFM, Young

    Down to the bare bones
  3. Mar 16, 2017
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    JinnerJamie Small ginger

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    New manager syndrome... :nervous:

    1-0 Boro
  4. Mar 16, 2017
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    Raw Full Member

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    No Ibra, Herrera or Pogba. No news on Martial either.

    This is going to be shit.
  5. Mar 16, 2017
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    Vito Corleone Full Member

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    Would love to see Timothy get a game here ahead of Fellaini, won't happen but what can you do. So long as Rashford and Shaw get a game I'm happy.
  6. Mar 16, 2017
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    OnlyTwoDaSilvas Gullible

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    De Gea

    Valencia Smalling Rojo Shaw

    Carrick Fellaini

    Mata ----- Mkhi ----- Jones

    Rashford
    That midfield doesn't fill me with hope, but with Jones barrelling down the left wing like he did tonight, we're sure to open them up.
  7. Mar 16, 2017
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    Devil may care Full Member

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    This has got 0-0 written all over it, our potential line-up is so poor.
  8. Mar 16, 2017
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    sincher "I will cry if Rooney leaves"

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    Lol nice one
  9. Mar 16, 2017
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    Irrational. Full Member

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    If this isn't 0-0 (more likely) or 1-0 Boro, I'll eat my hat.
  10. Mar 16, 2017
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    RDCR07 Not a bad guy (Whale Killer)

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    When is martial back?
  11. Mar 16, 2017
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    Offside Euro 2016 sweepstake winner

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    We will do them. 2-0.
  12. Mar 16, 2017
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    wr8_utd :'(

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    I'll genuinely be stunned if we manage to win this.
  13. Mar 16, 2017
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    RDCR07 Not a bad guy (Whale Killer)

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    De Gea

    Valencia - Smalling - Jones - Rojo

    Blind - Carrick

    Lingered - Mata - Mkhi

    Rashford​
  14. Mar 16, 2017
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    sammsky1 Full Member

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    will he be injured? Damn
  15. Mar 16, 2017
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    Godfather Full Member

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    This is going to be painful with the players out
  16. Mar 16, 2017
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    VP89 likes to shower with phones

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    DDG

    Valencia
    Bailly
    Smalling
    Rojo

    Fellaini
    Carrick
    Mata

    Mkhitaryan
    Rashford
    Martial

    (I'd rather see Shaw for Rojo at LB but reckon we'll see the above).
  17. Mar 16, 2017
    #17

    JG3001 New Member

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    The trick here is not to expect Boro to sit back, they've sacked Karanka who would've definitely played for "nick it on the break". Now the shackles are off and our midfield is weaker than normal, they'll press, expect Fellaini to be collecting a lot of long balls to knock down to the front three in this game. Have to hope Martial and Miki can produce some dribbling skills in this one.
  18. Mar 16, 2017
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    Hugh Jass Full Member

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    I would be surprised if we win this. A draw will be the most likely result.
  19. Mar 16, 2017
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    Leftback99 Full Member

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    Fully expect a 1-0 loss or 0-0. Anything less than a win and our league campaign is over.
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    RDCR07 Not a bad guy (Whale Killer)

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    I think it's already over.
  21. Mar 16, 2017
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    Shuriken Full Member

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  22. Mar 16, 2017
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    Ban Full Member

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    They lost a manager, we are missing Ander, Pogba, Ibra. Who else?

    1:1.
  23. Mar 16, 2017
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    Adisa Full Member

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    Draw written all over this.
  24. Mar 16, 2017
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    Adisa Full Member

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    This. Past caring about the league tbh. 110% convinced we aren't finishing top 4.
  25. Mar 16, 2017
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    RDCR07 Not a bad guy (Whale Killer)

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    Martial, Rooney?
  26. Mar 16, 2017
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    Leftback99 Full Member

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    I'd agree, barring a freak set of results to the end of the season.
  27. Mar 16, 2017
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    Ban Full Member

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    Them too. :(
    I hope Martial will be ready. Don't know what's the injury.
  28. Mar 16, 2017
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    Devil may care Full Member

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    I think we'll see the below team unless Rojo is rested and Young plays at LB. It will be a miracle if we win.

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  29. Mar 16, 2017
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    thegregster Harbinger of new information

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    Ban Full Member

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  31. Mar 16, 2017
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    zeekey Full Member

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    Hopefully we'll grind a win out. Players looked wrecked tonight. What some of our players need are lengthy journeys to South America for their national teams. With any luck we'll go away (on international duty) with a win to see us into the home straight.
  32. Mar 16, 2017
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    Baxter Full Member

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    Jose says we will 'probably lose'.
  33. Mar 16, 2017
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    Marcelinho87 Full Member

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    I thought Karanka was doing well and safe?
  34. Mar 16, 2017
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    Adisa Full Member

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    Yep. We look like a team on its last legs.
  35. Mar 16, 2017
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    cyberman Full Member

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    Disgraceful that it's played at noon, weren't all of the games played at 3pm on Sunday? I remember a lot of score updates from Super Sunday matches.
    BT are taking advantage of us, from Monday evening game to Sunday morning is basically 3 games in 5 and a bit days.

    Darmian / DDG / Carrick / Fellaini / Rashford / Jones / Martial maybe and Lingard to come in.
    We should be fresh enough
  36. Mar 16, 2017
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    Bojan11 Full Member

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    This is going to be tough with suspension, injuries and new manager syndrome.
  37. Mar 16, 2017
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    Paul the Wolf Full Member

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    Hope Martial is back for this, Rashford and Carrick rested , Shaw may feature. Win this, hopefully have no problems with the international break and back for April 1st against WBA hopefully with a more refreshed squad
  38. Mar 16, 2017
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    Raw Full Member

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    Middlesbrough have been absolutely dire. 19 league goals scored in 27 games, 2 of which came in 2017.
  39. Mar 16, 2017
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    Grunge Full Member

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    We need to wait & see what if any injuries we still have.
    From here on in we have to play our best 11 every game but this game might be slim pickin's.
    We may be forced into a back 3 formation for Boro
    We know won't have Herrera or Ibra thru suspension. We may not have Pogba - if it's ham string tweak it could be a while
    Rooney might still be out and possibly Martial as well. Doesn't leave us much does it!

    ----------------DDG--------------
    ------Bailly---Smalling---Rojo--
    Young---Carrick---Pogba---Blind
    (Fele) (Shaw?)
    -------Mata-------Mkhi-----------
    ----------Rashford---------------

    Subs - Jones, Lingard, Schweinie, Fosu, Darmian
  40. Mar 16, 2017
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    Red Katie Full Member

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    Absolutely dreading this.
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