Champions League QF: Manchester United v Barcelona - Build Up Thread

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  1. Apr 9, 2019

    sideshow_bob Full Member

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    Young - Smalling - Lindelof - Shaw
    Dalot - McT - Pogba - Fred
    Lukaku - Rashford

    Hope we line up like this tomorrow.
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    Cabin Clown New Member

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    I lived in Barcelona for a year in 2014. Went to one game. They lost at home to Celta Vigo 0-1. First time they had failed to score at home in 49 games or something. Celebrated like it was United winning. What a great day that was.
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    Sayros Full Member

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    I can't see a way Barcelona gifts United two away goals the way PSG did. United shouldn't even be in this game against Barcelona, they will get run off the pitch.

    Okay, I'm still bitter and hating a little bit....
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    Maticmaker Full Member

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    Yes so do I, but think it will be Lingard up front with Lukaku, simply because Rashford isn't 100%.

    We need to start without fear and continue that way, no matter what.
    Nobody, except perhaps our own diehards ever expected us to be here, so lets go for it. I've seen more United V Barcelona games (including a CF final) than I can remember and will say they will not be looking forward to playing us. We can be at our best when no one gives us a prayer, as we proved in Paris, but we need to go for it for 90 + minutes and if its clear anyone is not giving it 100% Ole should haul them off (well three of them at least!)
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    gerdm07 Full Member

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    You do know that Messi has scored 40+ times this year, right?
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    PoTMS Full Member

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    Strange how Pique shared a dressing room and played alongside our current manager. No other present United player can say that.
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    Red00012 Full Member

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    dear god no
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    Chicharo Full Member

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    I've been on this forum like forever, I don't recall predictions were that bad. I mean, we always wanna win, but actually saying we'll lose 1-3, 1-2... I really don't remember seeing something like that
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    Nikelesh Reddy Full Member

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    But it’s not just PSG though...We also won 2-1 in Turin....Had our 2 group games against Juve been a knock out tie,then over the 2 legs we would have knocked Juve out.Ofcourse Barca are the clear favourites,but stranger things have happened before in football.,..

    If we can get a bit of luck,and if we play out of our skins with Barca having an off day,anything can happen...
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    Swiss_Red89 New Member

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    Absolute excited for this one! Dont think i will be able to really focus on work tomorrow afternoon.:) I will be at the Camp Nou the other week, so i hope we can get at least a draw tomorrow.

    I hope we have a go at them in the first 20-25 minutes to pick up the atmosphere, i believe the fans can be a huge factor tomorrow. Imagine Old Trafford if we score an early goal. Afterwards we should try to control the game without conceding to much dangerous counter attacks from Barca.

    Easier said than done, but i truly believe that we are able to beat them tomorrow. Camp Nou on the other side will be another story:nervous:

    BTW, Rashford has posted a new foto/comment on instagram. I reckon he will be able to play according to it.
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    Janson Full Member

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    Sure, we will tell you so you can counter our gameplan.:)

    But seriously, there's no way Herrera is able to man mark Messi. I don't even think we will attempt that.
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    Bill Hartzia New Member

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    I suppose he could shoot him. That'd one way of slowing him down...
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    KirkDuyt Full Member

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    Ian Reus Ended 14 years of Grand National sweepstakes

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    We could use a paintball gun instead.
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    Sayros Full Member

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    Yeah, I mean I'm super bitter and completely nonobjective on the matter, but even with the Juve game I felt United got very lucky to get the score they got. In both the PSG and Juve games they ended up winning, they felt like the second best team for the vast majority of those games. Sure, only the final score matters but at some point the luck runs out.
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    KirkDuyt Full Member

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    I feel like I should :lol:

    But I think a language barrier is preventing me from getting it:nervous:

    Edit: I thought this was the general CL thread :lol: now that I read the post above mine I get it..
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    All I know is we have to disrupt Busquet's build up play from the back. We need to put someone on him. Likewise Messi, I think MCTominay is capacity of sticking to Messi.

    I would prefer this lineups: 442

    Dalot - Smalling - Lindelof - Shaw;
    Rashdord - MCTominay - Pogba - Martial;
    Lingard - Lukaku.

    Lingard needs to stick with Busquet whenever Barca have the ball in order to disrupt Busquet from building up the play. MCTominay needs to stick with Messi whenever he drifts inside and also, Rakitic in the middle. As for Pogba, he has Arthur to contend with. Rashford and Martial needs to help out the defence on the wing. I would rather we use players who can provide some threat on the wings and give Barca's fullbacks something to worry about.

    Rashford has got fantastic cross whipping skills, I don't know why he doesn't use it often. Ole should drill it into his head to make use of his movement on the wings to draw out Barca's defence and provide the needed space for Pogba to exploit through his long ball which Rashford could lash on to and whip in terrific crosses into the box or cut back to the attacking forwards like Mbappe did for France at the world cup Or maybe Dalot should take the role while Rashford gets deployed in the central but I will prefer someone who can do a dirty job on Busquet in the middle and Lingard is my preferred choice. Dalot and Rashford on the wing could form a devastating combo on the right for us and exploit Barca's left wing which has the lazy Coutinho. I really don't want to see Young anywhere in the team. Maybe he can come in as a sub but not a starter.

    As for Martial, he would need to checkmate Messi on the wing although Messi tends to often drift inside. Martial can also cause a lot of trouble for Barca. I don't want us to be docile at all. I would like us to give Barca something to worry about whenever we make a counter. France's 442 counter attacking setup should give us some Idea how this works. I would also like Martial to provide an option for the midfield whenever the team has the ball like Mathuidi did a lot for France at the world cup.
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    Sereques Full Member

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    Not looking forward to Young give every pass away. I’ve wondered how bad we will be if we start Dalot on the right, worse than Young? I don’t think so.
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    haram Full Member

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    If anyone is looking for hope, go and watch the Lyon vs Barcelona game.
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    Rajma Full Member

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    We must not play Young after the last shitshow surely? Otherwise why bother.
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    Jibbs New Member

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    United should start with Lukaku and Mata. And bring on Martial and Lingard as substitutes.

    My XI will be

    DDG
    Young Lindelof Smalling Shaw
    Matic Herrera Pogba
    Mata
    Lukaku Rashford
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    SER19 Full Member

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    I don't I'm sorry, been trawling round trying to devise a plan to win though :lol: if I get anything I'll be right to ole
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    sglowrider Against Oral Equality

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    amolbhatia50k Sneaky bum time

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    This is different to PSG.

    A genuinely great football club coming to the home ground of another genuinely great football club. Hope we catch them well off guard and take advantage. Come on United!
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    Patrick08 Full Member

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    Tonight a Madrid supporter is at old trafford bribing Barcelona fans to wear a Madrid shirt for some money. :D
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    Siorac Full Member

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    When were Inter expected to beat us?
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    Hernandez - BFA The Way to Fly

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    Last night showed that anything can happen. Luck needs to go our side, and Barca need to be off their game.

    We could grab a shock tonight.
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    Danny Roberts Full Member

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    Definitely agree. This Barca are nowhere near the great sides that have beaten us before and with luck and an off night for Messi (does he have those?) we can definitely win.
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    Adam-Utd Part of first caf team to complete Destiny raid

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    I don't fancy Dalot looking after Coutinho. He's not ready yet. Say what you will about Young on the ball but he's *usually* switched on when defending.
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    MalcolmTucker Full Member

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    I'm excited and nervous
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    This is such a big game for our inexperienced group. I hope we can cope with the pressure. Barcelona are kinda bad with the long balls we play in the English football. If Pogba is allowed to play with freedom, i'm sure we'll have a few chances and then it is up to our forwards to finish them and get the game going. The thing with Barcelona is that, they will react to situations much better than us, we need a goal in under 30 mins to make any kind of impact in this match and definitely need Young to sit out this match if we want any chance to keep Messi quiet. It's going to be a great match.
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    BrianMcClair'sBarnet Full Member

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    Messi has his boot laces untied.We have a chance.
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    El Zoido Full Member

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    You could tie his laces together and he’d still run rings around Chris Smalling.
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    Nikelesh Reddy Full Member

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    Can’t wait for this game.Feels very different to PSG....A genuinely great club is coming to OT tonight....
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    SteveJ all-round nice guy, aka Uncle Joe Kardashian Scout

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    Suarez looks like someone's just stuck a hatpin up his bum.
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    Xaviesta Full Member

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    BeforeKeanetherewasRobson Full Member

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    Gap in work, not seen latest... any Rashford updates?
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    balaks Full Member

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    Should be a great match - really looking forward to it.