why? he played well against Stoke, I see no reason to drop him.
Agreed, he was surprising calm and it's always good when we don't use him as address main source of attack. I think he can keep Matic busy and free up the front 4
Would happily take 3 points with a shit performance in this one though
it is a bit frustrating when such a non-entity/frustrating player such as fellaini and to a lesser extent lingard, keep getting chances and eventually they have a decent game and all appears vindicated. even a broken clock is right twice a day, and all that...
I agree but players like Terry, Ivanovic, Cahill, Costa etc. are setpiece cnuts. Easily could get a smash and grab from a corner or a freekick, FWIW Fellaini does offer security in that sense as we have a shortish team and hopefully he'll be confident after his Stoke performance. Let's hope he can create a bit of havoc for their two holding midfielders.
Not sure if he's even fit to be honest, after walking straight into the tunnel.
Damn!! It is Micheal Oliver once again. Don't prod your finger at him guys. Costa will definitely try to send one of us off especially with Oliver in charge.
I got the Stoke game result right and predicted 2 goals in the first half. Get me some likes and I'll drop you a few tips.
Agree about Schneiderlin 100%.
I feel the same way about him, people were raving when we picked him up in the summer, but I'm yet to see a £25M player.
Is Fellatio fit for this one? He limped off in the last game.
I was kinda like meh when we lost, because it increased the chances of getting a new manager. Now that it's almost certain to be Mourinho, I'm hoping for a winning streak more than ever.
That face should stay away from Old Trafford as far as possible.
As for the game, I think we'll beat them 3-1, with Martial giving Ivanovic an evening to remember.
no idea why I said him over Hiddink!
Disclaimer: it is Hiddink with that record!! I'm only half an idiot.
Overall, we're better than them. The injuries make this more or less an even match-up though. I'll be content with a draw, considering we're away.
I'm saying same as last game and I think I'd be ok with that. Would normally see someone (anyone) on instead of Fellaini, but he's been good in the air defensively the last couple games and there's a good chance we're gonna need that. And it's been a while since he's randomly nicked a goal, so probably about due to happen again. Think if we play like we have the last 2 games this should be interesting. They've raised their game recently too of course, but this is probably more important to us than them right now, even though they're gonna want to be saving face a little bit.
I never understand why you'd pick the team until the press conference has happened and we all know who is fit.
I assume you felt we had a chance with Guardiola?
A lot of fans expected this, but the deal for Pep was done many months ago. My suspicion is that we have not even contacted Mourinho for reasons I have listed below.
We don't ever hire staff with advanced planning - we are not proactive.
The most recent example of this was selling DDG and getting a replacement. We all knew there was a problem. It was brewing. It was coming. And in the last few minutes of the transfer window, they dropped the price of DDG and tried to sell him.
As for the wild goose chases, in the last few months: Ramos, Bale, Neymar, Alves, Muller and now we add: Guardiola to that list.
This Summer, I predict that list is going to get very long, as top players will use us to get a better contract and fans will be fooled into thinking that we have a chance of signing top players...when we clearly don't.
Anyway...I digress. As you were gents.
We are not winning this, we are not in a title race and this is not a come back.
Now team and LvG, prove it wrong... please.
It's possible that we were never in for Pep. The romantic side in me kept believing that history, tradition and fanbase would weigh heavier than money but it's not like that in most cases.
Money means chances, can't blame him.
However, my post was more anti-Mou than pro-Pep.
Whoever it may be, he needs class to guide this football club IMO.
SAF was egocentric, arrogant, hated by most but he had class. Mourinho doesn't. I don't care about past success when your Manager is known for cheap shots, childish behaviour, organized injuries and cheating.
I'd honestly feel better with Giggs on the sideline.
Then I hope your disappointment when we bring in Jose eats you up inside for being so naïve.
Yeah my friend said the same thing. He much rather Giggsy took charge.
My friend is a Liverpool fan.
Chelsea were horrible against Watford...we might win
They'll raise their game. They always do.
I think this game will have goals. 3-2 United.
If we win we may actually be able to do something in the league this year. But Van Gaal is the king of false dawns.
What a crazy season. Who'd have thought after the shite we've been served some would predict us winning away at Chelsea? Even SAF teams struggled there.
Something like that, we win.
Add Herrera instead and we win.
That as well. Think we could probably do with the protetion Schneiderlin and Carrick would offer however, if we were at home I would be fully on board.
Morgan has to play with Carrick. Ander needs to sit like last season to get his form back. Fellaini has played really well, but he could leave Carrick exposed if he goes marauding up the field. I think Morgan will sit and let Michael make his passes.
That would be my formation too. It would be nice to have someone better than Lingard as right winger.
Can Memphis play in that position? I just remember the best version of Memphis playing as a left wide forward in a 433 at PSV. In my opinion, he is more a finisher than a creator. But I would like to watch him play once as RW instead of Lingard.
Chelsea won't win.
Either gonna be a 0-0 or United win by a couple. I had Chelsea down for a win earlier as thought they were improving but after seeing them against Watford, they're there for the taking...which means we're going to lose! I'm confused!!
Schneiderlin's shite! I'm hoping he doesn't play as he will ruin the momentum we seem to be gaining. van Gaal can put him on the bench and bring him on when the game's won!
There's a lot of over confidence here after wins against Stoke and Derby. Chelsea beat Arsenal away just two games ago while we were terrible against Southampton at home. Chelsea clear favourites for this in my opinion.
A tremendous preview of the game:
We must win this or our chances to a top 4 finish will be very-very slim.
I think we can get our first comfortable win at SB for some time tomorrow. 1-3 United.
Oh FFS, that is fecking brilliant.
We need to win tomorrow at all costs. The Gap at the top can not be allowed to widen. As it is Southampton are 1-0 up with 10 men and a win puts us 4 points off city in 4th, 4 above west ham in 6th still only 5 off second.
Its going to be a long hard slog. All we can do is hope to win all our games and keep the pressure on.
Ok back to my nail biting at st marys
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