Europa League Round of 32 1st Leg

Midtjylland 2:1 Manchester United

Midtjylland 2:1 Man Utd

MCH Arena, Denmark

Date:
Thu, 18 February 2016
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6:00 pm GMT
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  1. Feb 12, 2016
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    Niall All Powerful Super Being Staff

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    [​IMG] VS [​IMG]


    Date - Thursday, 18 February 2016.
    Kickoff Time - 1800 Hrs GMT.
    Venue - MCH Arena, Herning.


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    Europa League Form Guide

    Manchester United: N/A.
    FC Midtjylland: WLLLD


    Previous Meetings

    N/A.


    All-Time Record

    Manchester United wins - 0
    FC Midtjylland wins - 0
    Draws - 0


    Pre-Match Pressers

    Louis Van Gaal



    Jess Thorup




    Team News


    Manchester United

    Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo, Antonio Valencia, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Guillermo Varela, Ashley Young, Phil Jones, Wayne Rooney, Adnan Januzaj, Marouane Fellaini and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson ruled out.


    FC Midtjylland

    Johan Dahlin and Jakob Poulsen ruled out. Peterr Andersson doubtful.


    Know the opposition

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    Football Club Midtjylland - nicknamed Ulvene (The Wolves) and FCM - are a professional football club based in Herning and Ikast in the Western part of Jutland, Denmark. They were founded Johnny Rune and Steen Hessel - who wanted to unite the football clubs Ikast FS (founded 1935) and Herning Fremad (founded 1918) – clubs that for decades had been strong rivals, but had never played any significant role in Danish football. Ikast FS had some success in the late 70s and 80s, but that was about it. At least 10 years had passed with the two clubs being unable to agree on a merger, but on 6 April 1999, a deal was finalized and announced at a press conference the next day. In 2000 FC Midtjylland were promoted to the Danish Superliga, after a season in which the team had gathered more points than any other team in the history of the 1st division. In the 2014/ 2015 season of the Danish Superliga, FC Midtjylland were able to win their first major trophy as they took home the Danish Championship. During the season FC Midtjylland achieved an impressive 15 straight home ground victories on MCH Arena. The club is also famous for its 'Moneyball' approach when it comes to statistical analysis, and the recruitment of players.


    Referee

    Artur Dias.​
  2. Feb 13, 2016
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    pauldyson1uk Full Member

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    playing pretty well in their PL ,only 4 points from top.
    After today result , not hopeful we can get a win here.
    Sad yes but there we go.
  3. Feb 13, 2016
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    horsechoker Sailor vee, this is a right off.

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    FCM haven't won their last 3 away games and have only won 1 of their last 5, they were cruising at the top earlier in the season but now have slipped to 3rd. However, I fear a relaxed attitude from us will result in an embarrassment. We should win this but under LVG we never know.
  4. Feb 13, 2016
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    DocRockter Full Member

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    Send the kids and see if we're interested.. Should be enough.
  5. Feb 13, 2016
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    MyOnlySolskjaer Creator of Player Performance threads

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    De Gea
    McNair Smalling Blind CBJ
    Herrera Schneiderlin
    Lingard Pereira Memphis
    Rooney​
  6. Feb 13, 2016
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    Cutch Shit stirrer (Literally)

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    This competition should now become a priority. Our only albeit slim chance of CL football next year
  7. Feb 13, 2016
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    Man of Steel Smashed it!!

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    Midtableland versus Man Utd.

    Sounds like a nightmare dream of something we are trying to fight off and not turn into
  8. Feb 13, 2016
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    Cee90 Redcafe Fantasy Football Champion 2012/13

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    It's games like this that remind me what European football is all about! :drool:
  9. Feb 13, 2016
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    pauldyson1uk Full Member

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    I agree strongest possible team out, no messing around with untried kids
  10. Feb 13, 2016
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    Man of Steel Smashed it!!

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    I agree, but bloody hell, we are in a mess aren't we. The 'turning into Liverpool' comparisons are going to continue for a while yet I think.
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    The Law of Denis Full Member

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    GK: Thank God Real are idiots

    RB: Full back who will get injured half way through
    CB: Now even he's shit
    CB: Why are you playing here
    CB: Mini T-rex

    CM: Discount French Michael Carrick
    CM: Michael Carrick

    RW: Happiest beautifully bearded man alive participating in an experiment to see how long it takes to break his spirit.
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  12. Feb 13, 2016
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    Man of Steel Smashed it!!

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    I think untried kids are the only ones fit aren't they? :(
  13. Feb 13, 2016
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    khoazany Full Member

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    Don't want to break anyone's heart, but I don't think we have any chance to win this competition regardless.
  14. Feb 13, 2016
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    Fer Full Member

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    De Gea
    McNair - Smalling - Blind - CBJ
    Schneiderlin
    Herrera - Pereira
    Januzaj - Martial - Memphis​

    Rooney, Mata and Carrick in the 2nd time.
  15. Feb 13, 2016
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    Mibabalou Full Member

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    I think it's time to come to the realization this is our best chance into the Champions League.
  16. Feb 13, 2016
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    Superpolfcb Full Member

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    A team with an emphasis on set pieces, should go well...
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    Raw Full Member

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    10% voting 5-0 to Midtjylland :lol:
  18. Feb 13, 2016
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    Di Maria's angel Captain of Moanchester United

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    So.. Midtableland vs MidtableUnited?
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    Hed Zitin Banned

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    Really? :lol:

    Best play our tallest team then if we want a result.
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    Minimalist Full Member

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    I smell a Wayne Rooney hat trick. Brugge style.

    Boom and we're back - no danger here.
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    Superpolfcb Full Member

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    They put a lot of work into them (analysis, training, etc).
    Could have changed, but remember something about them scoring 1 set-piece goal per game on average a year ago.
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    a_devil_inside Big footed hermaphrodite

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    Hopefully Pereira get's a chance. Hopefully the rest is a strong team still.
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    pseudo_canadian Full Member

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    They'll probably cnut us right out of the park, knowing how things have been going for us.
  24. Feb 13, 2016
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    Natener Full Member

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    Low profile teams like these are bound to step up big time against us. We will have a difficult time at least in the away fixture I would think.
  25. Feb 13, 2016
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    sunama Baghdad Bob

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    Dude, be careful what you laugh at because this could well happen.
    In our last European game, we conceded 4 goals.
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    Rossa Full Member

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    How many shots on target will we have? That may be a better poll!
  27. Feb 13, 2016
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    sunama Baghdad Bob

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    Perhaps this is what LVG was saving Fellaini for.
    He took the loss at Sunderland, so we could use Fellaini in Europe and increase our chances of a win.
    It all makes sense now.
    ;)
  28. Feb 13, 2016
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    sunama Baghdad Bob

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    Do you honestly, logically believe that we can win this competition?
    I actually think we have more chance of getting top 4 than beating all these European teams.
  29. Feb 13, 2016
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    WyoManU Full Member

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    Send our kids and rest our senior team. I doubt we will be able to tell much difference in quality between those two groups anyway.
  30. Feb 13, 2016
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    Sir A1ex Full Member

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    We absolutely have to go for this now, only chance of champions league football next season.

    So I agree, play the kids. Or the ground staff, or maybe the caterers. Anybody but the bunch of fecking clowns currently masquerading as our first team.
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    Stobzilla Official Team Perv

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    Fellaini needs to play, this lot are dangerous and well drilled on their set pieces.
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    Lennon7 nipple flasher and door destroyer

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    Same. Spurs are in it too, and they've been much better than United this season.
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    LazyRed-Ninja LazyGrammar-Ninja

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    Imagine us playing against a Dortmund, they would absolutely tear as a new one in regards to pace.
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    sunama Baghdad Bob

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    :lol:
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    3KDré Full Member

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    Schweini is out for another 2 weeks right?

    What about Varela and Jones?

    ffs why is everyone always injured at this club? If Martial gets injured we are well and truly fecked.
  36. Feb 13, 2016
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    Antisocial Has a Sony home cinema

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    I agree that this competition needs to be our priority (though we're unlikely to win it) so we should play our best side. Unfortunately I'm not sure we can put Warren Joyce and his team out there in mid-week, so we'll have to make do with some combination of the first team:

    De Gea
    Love Smalling Blind CBJ
    Scheidierlin
    Carrick Herrera
    Mata Rooney Martial​

    ... and hope for the best.​
  37. Feb 13, 2016
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    Gerald G Full Member

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    We're not good enough to win the Europa League so I don't know what team to play. But we need to rotate a couple players somewhere.

    Start Memphis, Herrera + Pereira.
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    pauldyson1uk Full Member

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    you have a point there.
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    #07 makes new threads with tweets in the OP

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    Van Gaal has pretty much said our only chance of Champions League is winning the UEFA Cup. If we lose this game...

    ...scenes!
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    DomesticTadpole Doom-monger obsessed with Herrera & the M.E.N.

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    We haven't got a cat in hells chance of winning the EL. The way we are playing we can't even guarantee EL football next season. What has he done to us?
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