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Southampton 0:0 Manchester United

Southampton 0:0 Man Utd

St. Mary's

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Wed, 17 May 2017
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  1. May 13, 2017
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    Lucky McLuckerson The saviour of our season (ask Maradona10)

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    [​IMG]....VS [​IMG] ...


    Date - Wednesday, May 17 2017
    Kickoff Time - 1945 Hrs BST
    Venue - St Mary's Stadium, Southampton


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    League standings and form guide

    6. Manchester United : WDDLL

    9. Southampton : LDDLW


    Previous Meetings

    Manchester United 2 : 0 Southampton

    Manchester United 0 : 1 Southampton

    Southampton 2 : 3 Manchester United

    Manchester United 0 : 1 Southampton

    Southampton 1 : 2 Manchester United


    All-Time Record

    Manchester United wins - 51
    Southampton wins - 25
    Draws - 23


    Pre-Match Pressers

    José Mourinho




    Claude Puel




    Team News

    Manchester United

    Timothy Fosu-Mensah (shoulder injury), Luke Shaw (ankle injury), Marcos Rojo (knee ligament injury), Ashley Young (hamstring injury), Zlatan Ibrahimović (knee ligament injury), Daley Blind (rested) and Paul Pogba (personal reasons) ruled out. Marouane Fellaini available after suspension.


    Southampton

    Virgil van Dijk (foot ligament injury) and Alex McCarthy (hamstring injury) ruled out.


    Know the opposition

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    Southampton Football Club (nicknamed The Saints) are a professional football club based in Southampton, Hampshire, England; and were founded in 1885 by members of St Mary's Church of England Young Men's Association. 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. In recent years, Southampton has received praise for employing an attractive brand of football under Mauricio Pochettino and more recently, Ronald Koeman, and having the best youth system on English soil - which has produced the likes of Gareth Bale, Theo Walcott, Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain, Calum Chambers, Adam Lallana; apart from current Manchester United leftback, Luke Shaw.


    Referee

    Mike Dean.​
  2. May 14, 2017
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    Samid follows Pogue around, fixing his images

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    EL final rehearsal imo. Play the best XI.
  3. May 14, 2017
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    Android1974 Incredibly anal about player positions in lineups

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    Should be, with some exceptions.
  4. May 14, 2017
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin) Staff

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    Definitely play the first choice defence at least anyway along with Romero.
  5. May 14, 2017
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    Ban Full Member

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    We should test a CB for EL final. Don't have an idea who should we play.
  6. May 14, 2017
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    Team should be...

    ---------------De Gea---------------
    Tuanzebe--Bailly--Jones--Darmian
    -------Carrick-------Fellaini-------
    Mata---------Rooney---------Lingard
    ---------------Martial---------------

    Subs: Romero, Smalling, Blind, Valencia, Herrera, Rashford, Mkhitaryan
  7. May 14, 2017
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    VorZakone What would Kenny G do?

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    Too much rest can result in losing match rhythm. Most of the XI should be players who'll start vs Ajax.
  8. May 14, 2017
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    Zoo Full Member

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    Get back to winning ways and some positive momentum.
  9. May 14, 2017
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    Randall Flagg Worst of the best

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    feck

    I somehow forgot about this game

    Had it in my head next game was palace
  10. May 14, 2017
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin) Staff

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    Romero
    Tuanzebe Smalling* Blind Darmian
    Herrera Fellaini
    Mkhitaryan Mata Rooney
    Martial​

    *whoever of Smalling/Jones is to start in final

    7 of the 11 starters should do the trick, with Valencia, Pogba, Lingard and Rashford getting a bit more rest and maybe the latter three coming off the .
  11. May 14, 2017
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    Sammyjunn New Member

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    0 wins in the last 4, doesnt matter if we rest players but that just isnt good enough. I know the league doesnt really matter but potentially not winning one match in 6 wouldnt do any good to United's chances at beating Ajax.
  12. May 14, 2017
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    DizeeGorilla20 Full Member

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    Players and manager won't be up for it. (Which is pathetic). Southampton will want revenge for the League Cup final. So I don't see anything but another loss. Our 3rd on the spin in PL.
  13. May 14, 2017
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    top1whoisman Meet the press(conference)

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    Blind confirmed to be rested. Started 6 of our last 7 matches.
  14. May 14, 2017
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    AgentP Full Member

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    De Gea
    Valencia Bailly Smalling Darmian
    Herrera
    Fellaini Pogba
    Mkhi Rashford Martial​
  15. May 14, 2017
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    Gerald G Full Member

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    De Gea
    Bailly--Smalling--Jones--Darmian
    Herrera--Fellaini
    Mata--Mkhitaryan--Martial
    Rashford

    subs: Romero, Tuanzebe, Blind, McTominay, Carrick, Lingard, Rooney​
  16. May 14, 2017
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    el3mel Full Member

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    Think we'll win this game 1 - 0 or something like that.

    Keep the reserves going.

    De Gea
    Bailly - Smalling - Jones - Blind
    Carrick - Fellaini
    Lingard - Mata - Martial
    Rooney​
  17. May 14, 2017
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    Jacko21 Full Member

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    Christ, not another game. :boring:
  18. May 14, 2017
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    Alabaster Codify7 Full Member

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    Another pointless game, just end the league season early, haha.

    --------------------DDG----------------------
    Tuanzebe-----Bailly----Jones--------Darmian
    -------------------Carrick---------------------
    ----------Herrera---------Fellaini-------------
    Mata-------------------------------Martial
    -----------------Rooney-----------------------

    Southampton 1 - 1 Man United
    Mata.
  19. May 14, 2017
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    cyberman Full Member

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    Blind needs a rest while Rashford probably needs a start.
    We might see Jose try out his final side, its not often you get a free trial run
  20. May 14, 2017
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    zlatan_ish juventino

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    Mkhitaryan should be starting as he will definitely start in EL final.
  21. May 14, 2017
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    BeforeKeanetherewasRobson Full Member

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    Just reading that makes me nervous.
  22. May 14, 2017
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    Hammerfell Full Member

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    Can we not just skip this game?
  23. May 14, 2017
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    paulscholes18 Full Member

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    Romero
    Valencia Smalling Blind Darmian
    Herrera Fellaini
    Mkhitaryan Mata Martial
    Rashford
  24. May 14, 2017
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    VivaObertan Transfer Voyeur

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    Think it'll be the cup final team but with Bailly instead of Blind.

    ---------------------Romero
    Valencia----Smalling----Bailly----Darmian
    ---------------Herrera----Fellaini
    Mata-----------------Pogba------------Martial
    ----------------------Rashford
  25. May 14, 2017
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    Sassy Colin Death or the gladioli!

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    Well it's no good losing the last 2 matches, we need to go into the final with a winning mentality
  26. May 14, 2017
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    Morpheus 7 Full Member

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    Hope for no injuries, think we need to play the defensive pair that we'll be playing for the final. What a nothing game.
  27. May 14, 2017
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    Zoo Full Member

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    So you say something that hasn't even happened is pathetic.
  28. May 14, 2017
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    Android1974 Incredibly anal about player positions in lineups

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    Hope Jones gets picked ahead of Smalling, he's overall a better player and the center-back I would pick for the final. But he needs to pick up form quickly.
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  29. May 14, 2017
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    2 man midfield Incestuous Modern Woman (Dumper!)

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    Dress rehearsal. I'd go:

    --------------Romero--------------
    Valencia-Smalling-Blind-Darmian
    ----------Fellaini-Herrera---------
    Mkhitaryan---Mata--------Martial
    -------------Rashford-------------
  30. May 15, 2017
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    JustAFan The Adebayo Akinfenwa of football photoshoppers

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    It will be a rather flat performance by us is my prediction but I am going out on a limb.
  31. May 15, 2017
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    Organic Potatoes Full Member

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    Seems odd to pile up so many exhibition matches before a European final. Must be some rationale for it though.
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    pseudo_canadian Full Member

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    Going to be another unwatchable borefest.

    The 24th can't come fast enough.
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    LeftyBlaster Full Member

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    top1whoisman Meet the press(conference)

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    Mike Dean will be the ref for this one.
  35. May 15, 2017
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    GrandJury New Member

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    Play the youths. If we're going to lose, let's lose with giving them minutes.
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    Pogue Mahone Poster of the year 2008

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    Judging by the bile you spew in matchday threads it's probably best that you take your own advice on this one.
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    top1whoisman Meet the press(conference)

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    I think we'll play a few, but give some much needed match practice to Jones, Smalling, Mata etc.

    DDG
    Tuanzebe-Bailly-Jones-Darmian
    Pogba/Herrera-Fellaini
    Mata-Mkhitaryan-Rooney
    Martial​

    Against Palace it'll probably be something like (hoping that Jones starts with Blind in the final):

    Pereira
    Olosunde-Bailly-Smalling-Tuanzebe
    Carrick-McTominay
    Mitchell-Rooney-Willock
    Gribbin/Bohui
    Perhaps wishful thinking re: Gribbin/Bohui, but still...
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    Alabaster Codify7 Full Member

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    Not gonna bother watching this one. I'll get home from work about 5mins before kickoff and I'm up at 5am the following day, so could do with an early night. Plus, it's gonna be a paint-drying non event.
  39. May 15, 2017
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    Djemba-Djemba Full Member

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    We'll get back on track in this one.

    1-1
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    oLeSoLsKjAeR20 New Member

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    Same here. I always find myself wondering how the feck a club of this stature has ended up with this calibre of defence. Shocking. Just hope Jose has good replacements lined up for the summer
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