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

Discussion in 'Manchester United Forum' started by charlenefan, Mar 15, 2019 at 11:30.

  1. Mar 15, 2019 at 12:34

    Siorac Full Member

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    I definitely belong in that category. Being miserable is far more comforting than being hopeful. It is so cruel when your hopes are squashed.
  2. Mar 15, 2019 at 12:34

    Inigo Montoya Leave Wayne Rooney alone!!

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    Much will depend on our midfield.

    Matic worries me! Slow, ineffective and makes basic errors. He'll need to play a blinder
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    Judas Open to offers

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    What are this saturdays lottery numbers?
  4. Mar 15, 2019 at 12:36

    Eleven-Eighteen New Member

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    Ask Tommy Chin
  5. Mar 15, 2019 at 12:37

    SAred Full Member

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    Why so much negativity, Ole is at the wheel. We don't strive to be anyone we are United.
  6. Mar 15, 2019 at 12:37

    Bilbo Full Member

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    Its a wonderful draw - 2 great glamour matches against a brilliant side. No shame in going out to these lot, compared to the mental torture that would have come with an English side in the draw.

    Don't know why but I quite fancy our chances too
  7. Mar 15, 2019 at 12:38

    Needham Full Member

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    Why do you care? Players must be at least 16 years old.
  8. Mar 15, 2019 at 12:39

    IRELANDUNITED Full Member

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    Herrera is probably at home chomping at the bit at the thought of being Messi's shadow for 180+ minutes, I trust if anyone can nullify him, Ander can.
  9. Mar 15, 2019 at 12:39

    Inigo Montoya Leave Wayne Rooney alone!!

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    :lol:
    It burns Hobbit!
  10. Mar 15, 2019 at 12:40

    Inigo Montoya Leave Wayne Rooney alone!!

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    True

    I hated those games against Arsenal
  11. Mar 15, 2019 at 12:42

    Gasolin Full Member

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    We have to play at OT first... it's gonna be an almost impossible task unless the players are committed to run over the pitch over and over again.
  12. Mar 15, 2019 at 12:43

    cyberman Full Member

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    But Barca play a lot slower through midfield these days, its not the rabid merry go round that we were up against before.
    Be it Suarez on the ball limitations or Messi covering that little less ground, it seems to be where they fall down in Europe over the last while. When they get pressed high they haven't the attacking reference for the side if Messi is marked out of the game.
    It's a big game for Lionel, another poor showing here and it could be argued his performances at the elite level are over.
  13. Mar 15, 2019 at 12:43

    IRELANDUNITED Full Member

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    I'm starting to think the same, great players want to play in great ties and while playing Porto would be a lot easier playing Champions League ties against Barcelona is the reason players want to play in the champions league, it's games like this that make getting into the Champions League in the first place so important. We have a lot of players that can hurt them, I guarantee you Barcelona aren't overly happy with this draw either.
  14. Mar 15, 2019 at 12:44

    Honest John Full Member

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    Great draw!
  15. Mar 15, 2019 at 12:44

    Inigo Montoya Leave Wayne Rooney alone!!

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    Just think how much motivation Porto have right now!

    Everyone saying how weak they are etc. Team talk done
  16. Mar 15, 2019 at 12:45

    Annihilate Now! ...or later, I'm not fussy Scout

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    Might be for the best to lose gracefully to Barca... i'm not sure my sanity/heart could take a Champions League Semi-Final tie against Liverpool!
  17. Mar 15, 2019 at 12:46

    Green_Red Full Member

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    I hope I get a ticket in the ballot. I'd rather play Barca than play Ajax tbh, regardless of what the result might be.
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    United 2-0 at OT

    Barca 3-1 at Camp Nou

    3-3 aggregate, United advance on away goals.
  19. Mar 15, 2019 at 12:47

    Cloud7 Full Member

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    There were in the tie until Messi remembered who he was and turned it on. You’re never truly safe in a tie against them unless you have a significant lead, and even then it’s not assured.
  20. Mar 15, 2019 at 12:47

    Ramshock CAF Pilib De Brún Translator

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    of fecking course we got Barca
  21. Mar 15, 2019 at 12:49

    Cloud7 Full Member

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    Seriously though, very excited about this. Nights like this are what the CL is all about. This is what I live for as a football fan.

    If we manage to get past Barca I can’t see who will be able to stop us from winning the thing :devil:
  22. Mar 15, 2019 at 12:49

    Shamana New Member

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    Lukkaku is going to channel Drogba and have the touch and grace of a Ballerina while scoring a hattrick and use his strength to send messi flying.
  23. Mar 15, 2019 at 12:51

    Volumiza New Member

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    Great draw, can't wait. Back playing the games that make being a football fan awesome!
  24. Mar 15, 2019 at 12:51

    Ramshock CAF Pilib De Brún Translator

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    Gods a dipper now
  25. Mar 15, 2019 at 12:53

    Robin Your Persie New Member

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    People what glamour ties then moan when they get them anyway

    We definitely need to beat them at Old Trafford to stand any chance of going through as the Nou Camp is a fortress for them.

    Hopefully we won’t get any further injuries before the tie so we can properly take the game to them.
  26. Mar 15, 2019 at 12:53

    Trizy Full Member

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    Another Herrera masterclass incoming :drool:
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    Rasendori Full Member

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    It feels great to be back in the Champions League. Juventus, PSG, and now Barcelona in one campaign. What an opportunity for the lads to showcase their talent.
  28. Mar 15, 2019 at 12:55

    Sarni nice guy, unassuming, objective United fan.

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    Indeed. All their fans I know are now texting me buzzing about how they are going to beat Unitrd by 5-6 goals on aggregate, not realizing United come into this tie without any serious expectations.
  29. Mar 15, 2019 at 12:55

    amolbhatia50k Sneaky bum time

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    Not positive about this. I feel if Ole sets us up right we coupe make life difficult for Barcelona with our physicality, but at the end of theyre better than us all other the park and Messi could toy with us.

    Really crap draw.
  30. Mar 15, 2019 at 12:57

    amolbhatia50k Sneaky bum time

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    *vomits profusely*
  31. Mar 15, 2019 at 12:58

    Paul_Scholes18 Full Member

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    I think we will be up for the games and I can see some big performances. We need to set up the team right and use Pogba well. Barca press quite well, but we should have the physical edge and we need to use it. Shaw needs to deal with messi well. He got the speed for it, but need to be managed a bit before the game how he should get help.
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    Ventura Full Member

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    We're stuffed! But I said that about PSG too, and it's really impossible to tell how this is going to go. I could see us going through or not. Anything seems possible now. We should have fewer injuries hopefully, so that's a plus.
  33. Mar 15, 2019 at 12:59

    AngryCroat New Member

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    For me it's better draw than Ajax or Porto. Great 2 matches and no pressure on us.
  34. Mar 15, 2019 at 12:59

    Ødegaard formerly MrEriksen Scout

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    5-0 to us home & away. :)
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    Witchking Full Member

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    The problem is facing Liverpool if we ever manage to beat Barcelona. Don't think my heart can take that game. What a tough draw. We will have to beat 3 huge European heavyweights to win this. Don't think it is possible unfortunately with this team. If Ole had his own team i would have been more confident.

    We will hardly see the ball and will hover around 20-25% of possession. If we do play to our strengths and have a full team available with Herrera and Lingard and Martial, we might have a chance at home, but away not sure.
  36. Mar 15, 2019 at 13:01

    amolbhatia50k Sneaky bum time

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    It depends. I've seen Barcelona struggle plenty with teams that press them high up the pitch and play aggressively. We will sit deep though.
  37. Mar 15, 2019 at 13:02

    BrianMcClair'sBarnet Full Member

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    This is the ultimate test in my eyes with regards to seeing how far the players have progressed.
    Thought Barca were impeccable against Lyon,especially their closing down the spaces and suffocating Lyon's central base.
  38. Mar 15, 2019 at 13:02

    OJKernow Full Member

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    Looking forward to it, classic European tie that will have one of those old school feels to it in terms of atmosphere and buzz.

    If we're going out then it's no shame going out to them. Bring it on and enjoy the occasion!
  39. Mar 15, 2019 at 13:04

    Rafaeldagold Full Member

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    Why’s there only 6 days between our Quarter final dates & 8 days for the other English teams?
  40. Mar 15, 2019 at 13:05

    Alemar Full Member

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    We may win, but if we lose, it will be a loss to Messi. Whereas one may also lose to a shit team.

    Their style of play will allow us to play as well, and I don’t see them man marking Pogba either - while very much see Herrera on Messi.

    That said, and with God mode on by de Gea, win is not statistically insignificant probability. Also, given we play away second match, perhaps away goals help us again