Lingard and Martial injured - attacking options?

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  1. Feb 15, 2019

    yo@Kirk Full Member

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    It was an injury crisis that gave teenager Marcus Rashford the opportunity too show Man Utd fans he was ready for the big stage. Mason Greenwood should have a similar opportunity. With his great close control and deft passing with either foot, he would be a good fit as a false 9 with Rashford at left forward and Lukaku at right forward. Physically, he could be Rashford's twin so I don't think he will be overwhelmed by EPL level defenders. I've seen all I want too see of Sanchez and Mata.
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    Inigo Montoya Leave Wayne Rooney alone!!

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    He’s a year younger and we’re not playing Midgetland. Chelsea away against proven internationals is quite another upgrade
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    Mcking Full Member

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    Rashford also started our next game after Midtjylland too. Against Arsenal in the league where he scored twice.
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    Irrational. Full Member

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    There is absolutely no chance that Greenwood, Chong or Gomes would start whilst Sanchez, Lukaku and Mata are fit. The first three are novices who haven't even established themselves at U21 level, whilst the latter trio are seasoned Premier League players.

    Whilst I would love to see them playing and prosper, people putting them in their starting line ups are just not realistic. The most chance we have of seeing them is one of them coming off he bench for a few minutes.
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    Inigo Montoya Leave Wayne Rooney alone!!

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    At home against Arsenal;Chelsea away is a different proposition
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    podurban2 Full Member

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    Gomes-Rashford-Chong

    Anything but the deplorable trifecta.
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    cathari Full Member

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    IF he gets his chance, it will definitely be on the wing. Rashford, Lukaku and Sanchez are all most efficient centrally.
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    SSSSnake Full Member

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    Lukaku, Sanchez and Mata all need to step up no questions asked. Lukaku out of the 3 is most capable for me personally because of his goal threat. Mata and Sanchez just don't have the same output and end product. Lingard although doesn't score and assist enough at least offers movement and decent link up play.
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    Redrich91 New Member

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    Football has been evolving over the last 5-8 years. No longer do we have to wait until a player is 21 or 22 before we say " yes, he's ready to make a leap to first team football."

    The lad is clearly extremely talented. You take a look around and you see Sancho, Ousmane Dembele, Mbappe, Rashford etc... all started at young ages. If you're good enough, you're old enough. And Irrational. mentioning we have Mata and Sanchez is one of the reasons Pogba fecked off to Juve when we had "Gibson and Cleverly". I just feel, playing mata and sanchez is actually hurting us. I rather have give our youngsters a chance or have other options. Maybe, Fred at least getting a shot at Mata's position. Everytime I see Mata, Lukaku, or Sanchez on the pitch, I can predict exactly how the game is gonna go
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    Eleven-Eighteen New Member

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    My fat uncle plays better than Alexis at the moment. Reckon he'll get a shot?
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    wrinklydong New Member

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    Park the bus, flood the midfield, I'll take draws for Chelsea and Liverpool match. With our remaining attackers the potential reward doesn't out weight the risk.
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    Red Indian Chief Torn Rubber Thus says Kemo

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    A diamond. With Lukaku upfront with Rashford. We add Fred or Andreas to the tip
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    Bestietom Full Member

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    Yes, I was thinking the same way. If it works against Chelsea, play the same way against Liverpool. i would like to give Greenwood a chance but he's injured, also.
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    buchansleftleg Full Member

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    If he was fit i would go for giving Greenwood a run out to stretch that chelsea defence.

    As he isn't then I'd be tempted to use Chong. The issue for me will be whether to start with youth first or use Lukaku and Sanchez.

    I've no confidence in Sanchez and Lukaku to actually stretch the Chelsea defence and tire them out, so maybe start with Chong and Rashford and keep everything tight in the first half. Chong is great at running at defences and is an unknown to Chelsea. He will draw a lot of fouls in and around the box too.

    I'd possibly go 3-5-2 with Dalot and Shaw playing as wing-backs.

    Smalling Lindelof Bailly

    Dalot Matic Herrera Shaw

    Pogba

    Chong
    Rashford

    If then really need to chase the game we can bring on Sanchez for one of the 3 centre backs and Lukaku for Chong if he has frozen on the big stage.

    Sarri is under pressure and i think if we can hold out for 45 minutes and have herrera all up in jorghino's face we can win this.
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    Bastian Full Member

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    Any update on their recovery?