Europa League Round of 32 2nd Leg

AS Saint-Etienne 0:1 Manchester United

St. Etienne 0:1 Man Utd

Stade Geoffroy-Guichard

Date:
Wed, 22 February 2017
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5:00 pm GMT
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  1. Feb 19, 2017
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    M Bison Full Member

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    Would love to see these get a run out also.
  2. Feb 19, 2017
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    NYAS Full Member

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    I assume it's to allow people to be able to also watch the Champions League fixtures later that night.
  3. Feb 19, 2017
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    Rashford, Bastian, Shaw and Lingard to start.
  4. Feb 19, 2017
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    St Etienne is a small town, I went to a 8pm game during the Euros, and it was awful getting home (most people were travelled back to Lyon as they were based there). The numbers wont be the same travelling back with this game, but there was a two hour wait just to get into St Etienne station (lots of people were also getting crushed in the queue, policing was terrible) and, got back to Lyon about 3am. There no were late tram or bus service put on, so it meant a walk back to the hotel (there were only about 20 uber and taxi's between thousand of fans) got back to my hotel about 4am.

    Whether that has any reasoning behind the time, i dont know, but yeah, 5pm is a good time if you are going to the game
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  5. Feb 19, 2017
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    Yep. Jose needs to bring his big red bus to France and park it on St Et's pitch:)
  6. Feb 19, 2017
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    Not sure, though it's good in terms of giving us recovery time before the cup final.
  7. Feb 19, 2017
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    m1tch Full Member

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    I'd just pick a hard to beat side with the big guns on the bench. I know we should be fine with our cup final 11 playing Wednesday then Sunday but this tie should be done and our players have played more recently than Southampton's.

    De Gea
    Valencia, Smalling, Rojo, Shaw
    Carrick, Schweinsteiger
    Lingard, Fellaini, Rashford
    Rooney
  8. Feb 19, 2017
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    Antisocial Has a Sony home cinema

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    Is it Bailly who's a booking away from a suspension in the next round, or am I making that up? If so, then I wouldn't risk him getting booked in this one - we'll need him when we inevitably draw Shakhtar away if we're in the next round a couple of days before we play Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the FA Cup.
  9. Feb 19, 2017
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    We'll somehow draw Shakhtar away in the first-leg and Roma away in the second-leg of the same round.
  10. Feb 19, 2017
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    Agree with logic but for me that means Young defending well on the wing, Darmian at FB being solid one on one normally, and Rashford up front as a real threat on the break to end the tie with a single away goal. So likely Schweinsteiger starts on the bench. I'd get Lingard central to give us some mobility and someone who can turn centrally.

    ------Rashford------
    Rooney---------Young
    ---Lingard-Fellaini---
    ---------Carrick--------
    Shaw-----------Darmian
    --Smalling-Bailly------

    Should be a horrid game, ideally.
  11. Feb 19, 2017
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    Christ, there's predicted lineups with two man midfields of Bastian and Carrick in the same side. Never again.

    I'd go with:

    Romero
    Valencia - Bailly - Smalling - Shaw
    Fellaini - Schweinsteiger - Pogba
    Mata - Zlatan - Rashford

    Bench of GK, Rojo, Darmain, Carrick, Lingard, Martial, Rooney

    Leave De Gea, Jones and Mkhi home to allow them to get over niggles and illness, although it wouldn't surprise if Jones ends up being out for weeks and months once again.

    I don't know what we'll actually see though.
  12. Feb 19, 2017
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    Gerald G Full Member

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    De Gea
    Valencia--Bailly--Rojo--Shaw
    Schweinsteiger--Fellaini--Pogba
    Mata--Ibrahimovic--Rashford​
  13. Feb 19, 2017
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    Ideally:
    Romero
    Tony-Smalling-Bailly-Shaw
    Schweinsteiger-Fosu
    Lingard-Mata-Mkhi
    Rashford
    Highly unlikely, and understandably so.
  14. Feb 19, 2017
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    Antisocial Has a Sony home cinema

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    Sounds about right :lol:
  15. Feb 20, 2017
    #55

    marukomu The Gatekeeper

    It's St. Etienne v. Manchester United.
  16. Feb 20, 2017
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  17. Feb 20, 2017
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    Giant Midget Aka - rooney_10119

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    DDG

    Darmian Bailly Rojo Shaw

    Carrick Pogba

    Mata Lingard Rashford

    Ibra
  18. Feb 20, 2017
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    Just spent ages checking the positions of star constellations with my Astrolabe, throwing calendars in the bin and pulling my hair out! How can Thursday be the 22nd Feb if I know for certain that the EFL final is on the 26th Feb?

    I even googled to check the final wasn't played on a Monday this year!

    Once I realised that the EL game has been moved to early Wednesday 22nd (to stop a conflict with StE and OL playing home games on the same days) everything made sense.

    @Lucky McLuckerson @Niall Can someone fix the OP?
  19. Feb 20, 2017
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    Pexbo has never watched Star Wars

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    Whilst I am all for us playing attractive, expansive and attacking football, I'll be more than happy if we set up to be defensively sound and try to pinch a goal in a counter attack.

    We should be playing this one in 2nd gear with self-preservation in mind.
  20. Feb 20, 2017
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    Play the second team, rest Pogba, Zlatan and Valencia. Play defensive football and get the job done.
  21. Feb 20, 2017
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    I'll be in the stadium (but with the Saint-Etienne fans...)

    Just hope a good game from us, giving game time to one or two players before the Cup final this weekend. But playing wednesday 6pm and Sunday should be ok for lining up a good team

    Be careful the first 30 mins when Sainté will try to push a lot.

    Hope that our defense will be better than what we saw earlier.

    ----------------------------------Romero---------------------------------
    Valencia------------------Bailly---------Smalling-------------------Rojo
    ---------------------------Carrick-------Pogba---------------------------
    Mata---------------------------Mkhitaryan---------------------Rashford
    ------------------------------------Ibra-----------------------------------

    2-1 Saint-Etienne as we'll still be sh*i away in Europe
  22. Feb 20, 2017
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    We're pretty much through so hopefully we can just play this one out. Hopefully Shaw gets a start here, and we give a few chance to play themselves into form. Would keep Rashford up top, and Young probably deserves another start here - we can save Valencia for the final. Maybe Mata in for Miki. Just get through to the next round without too much effort.
  23. Feb 20, 2017
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    Niall All Powerful Super Being Staff

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    SqueakyWeasel Full Member

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    ;) Cheers! I'm all calmed down now! :lol:
  25. Feb 20, 2017
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    Hoping for a bloody horrible game with no momentum or pace to it. I hope the referee lets nothing go and blows up for every niggly foul whilst inadequately adding the time back on. An absolutely torturous 0-0 draw would be lovely.

    Partly because I won't get to see the first half anyway, and also so we're not knackered for the cup final, whilst Southampton haven't played since 11th Feb.
  26. Feb 20, 2017
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    I'm kinda hoping we lose 1-0 or 2-1 because I'm a bit superstitious and believe that a winning run has to end at some point and if it ends here then we can go on another one :lol:
  27. Feb 20, 2017
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    Think we will see Zlatan and Pogba return purely because of who we're facing, but expect them to be subbed off when/if possible. Valencia may come back in, but Young was good so I'd be happy for him to play again and leave Tony out until the League Cup final.

    I can see Romero getting a third start in a row until de Gea comes back into the side on Sunday. Smalling's played a lot of late and I was expecting to see Bailly + Rojo, but with Rooney not travelling and Carrick probably not starting, Jose will likely want his third choice Captain to play again. Fellaini, Shaw, and Schweinsteiger are the other players I think will get a game.

    Will take any result that puts us through, avoid any injuries etc. Would of course rather win / avoid defeat but as long as we're through, all is good.

    Romero
    Young Smalling Rojo Shaw
    Schweinsteiger
    Fellaini Pogba
    Mata Ibrahimovic Rashford
  28. Feb 20, 2017
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    Play attacking football, score and then the tie is over completely.
  29. Feb 20, 2017
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    Hope we see TFM and Bastian because I can't see where else they're going to get minutes from this season.
  30. Feb 20, 2017
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    We have to manage the early minutes and the hostility within the stadium.

    If they start on the front foot and steal themselves a goal, they'll believe anything is possible.

    No dramas please. One goal on their patch and we're through.

    I expect a strong side, with Mourinho resting three individuals once the tie is all but won.
  31. Feb 20, 2017
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    Our winning run is 4 matches, unbeaten one 6. Wouldn't personally even call them runs yet.
  32. Feb 20, 2017
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    Our unbeaten run already ended in the league cup. If that's what you are referring to. Our 'winning run' consists of only 4 games so we are good in that regard.
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    Why would anyone want Lingard to start. Some have even got Fellaini and Lingard in the same team.
    Fred the Red's not busy, might be another option if we really are that desperate to lose.
  34. Feb 20, 2017
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    Ronaldo's Mum Eh? Ronaldo is shite

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    So happy this game is on at 12:00 PM EST.

    Thought it was on at 3 PM and that meant it was on during class time, but now I can actually watch it! Let's kick on to the last 16 and then destroy Soton on sunday for our first major trophy under Mou!
  35. Feb 20, 2017
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    I have no idea what are you on about! That was a draw!!!! We all saw only one Hull goal....
    On a serious note, I'd be happy with nice draw, and no injuries, and no cards.
  36. Feb 20, 2017
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    DomesticTadpole Doom-monger obsessed with Herrera & the M.E.N.

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    Roma. I hope not they are the best side on the planet.
  37. Feb 20, 2017
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    It already ended and a new run has begun unless you're one of those that is not recognizing the Hull penalty.

    Romero
    Valencia Bailly Rojo Blind
    Carrick
    Fellaini Pogba
    Mata Rashford Lingard

    Subs: Bastian, TFM, Mkhitaryan
  38. Feb 20, 2017
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    I think he's got 2 yellow cards.
  39. Feb 20, 2017
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    I'm thinking a nil-nil would work for me.

    Hopefully Shaw plays but I think the above expectations for a conservative approach will restrict him to a defensive role within the strategy. Don't expect him to "bomb on"
  40. Feb 20, 2017
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    Fellaini must come in for this game however the walking bog brush will give away free kicks and put the defence under pressure. Instead I would play him higher up but he won't be played there.
    Mata I would expect to start with mkhitaryan on the bench, I would put young on the left too, his defensive duties will be invaluable here and giving Shaw support, assuming he plays.
    Schweinsteigger should also come in since he missed the fa cup game, his european experience will be needed here.

    St Etienne should be going all out for this as they have nothing to lose, hopefully leaving gaps for Utd to score atleast 1 goal to kill off the tie.
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