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Crystal Palace 1:2 Manchester United

Crystal Palace 1:2 Man Utd

Selhurst Park

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Wed, 14 December 2016
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  1. Dec 11, 2016
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    Ban Full Member

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    All the talk about Zaha? Has he become good or what?
  2. Dec 11, 2016
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    Damn! This is on Wednesday. Hate that really. I can enjoy today win for just 2 days.
  3. Dec 11, 2016
    #43

    Offside Euro 2016 sweepstake winner

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    We have to win all games over Christmas if we want to save the league campaign and there should be no excuse for not beating this shit bunch.
  4. Dec 11, 2016
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    Ixion Full Member

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    I hate playing Pardew's sides.
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    Sunny Jim Full Member

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    Im sure the woodwork Gods will prevent us from scoring two.
  6. Dec 11, 2016
    #46

    DomesticTadpole Doom-monger obsessed with Herrera & the M.E.N.

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    We moan about our defending, this lot are on another level.
  7. Dec 11, 2016
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    LouisDanGaal Full Member

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    Yeah hes good, takes on his man with ease his end product has improved substantially and he is in great form. I'm having cold sweats thinking about darmian trying to deal with him.
  8. Dec 11, 2016
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    Rozay Master of Hindsight

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    Palace away is always hard-fought. They will defend well, and the absence of Mkhitaryan will make it much harder to break them down.

    Scrappy win will do me fine.
  9. Dec 11, 2016
    #49

    Mitser Full Member

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    Win this and I think its fair we start feeling momentum to go on a streak.
    As Jose said, performances have been consistent for a while, so a couple of wins on the trot could seriously launch our season.

    I'm enjoying the depth of our squad too this season, Rojo, Jones and of course Miki have been quality lately. Even Romero had another good cameo mid-week. We lose Miki, and we have Mata ready to come in (who has been superb this season).
    A lot of us could feel the beast stirring within this squad over the last month or so, a couple of wins could see that beast released over xmas with some 4-0 wins to be enjoyed.
    Just need to beat Palace, and I think we will. Rojo and Jones to keep Benteke in their pocket, and mata to spark us at the other end. 2-0.
  10. Dec 11, 2016
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    Reddevildans Full Member

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    I expect goals in this one. is Shaw fit? With Valencia suspended I expect Darmian to cover at right back and Blind to go left back.
  11. Dec 11, 2016
    #51

    Adam-Utd Part of first caf team to complete Destiny raid

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    Zaha is going to destroy darmian.

    I would rather use blind at LB and put Jones at RB, put Bailly in. We need a big back 4 against palace as they love slinging in crosses.
  12. Dec 11, 2016
    #52

    Philadelphian New Member

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    Would rather Rooney come in to be honest.
  13. Dec 12, 2016
    #53

    Android1974 Incredibly anal about player positions in lineups

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    Rooney has played away at the left wing, but Carrick was on the team. We need a player who can close and help the fullback.
  14. Dec 12, 2016
    #54

    The White Pele Full Member

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    Please, please, please...back to back league wins.
  15. Dec 12, 2016
    #55

    paulscholes18 Full Member

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    Could well have to score at least 2, they have scored 10 in their last 3 games, and only failed to score once in ther last 10
  16. Dec 12, 2016
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    MounchesterUtd New Member

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    Blind Bailly Rojo Jones back four please :drool:
  17. Dec 12, 2016
    #57

    Android1974 Incredibly anal about player positions in lineups

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    Fixed it.
  18. Dec 12, 2016
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    midweek game... we'll score 4 goals.
  19. Dec 12, 2016
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    De Gea
    Darmian--Baiily--Rojo--Blind
    Herrera--Pogba
    Mata--Rooney--Rashford
    Ibrahimovic​
  20. Dec 12, 2016
    #60

    Philadelphian New Member

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    Rashford has offered very little if anything over the past couple of months.
  21. Dec 12, 2016
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    PaulRich Full Member

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    I don't know..............but we weren't exactly talking about Sissoko being a world beater before he came on yesterday either!!!!!!
  22. Dec 12, 2016
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    Giant Midget Aka - rooney_10119

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    No time for rotation. We've just got a win and need to keep the momentum going. We can rotate when we play Sunderland at home on Boxing Day.

    DDG

    Darmian Jones Rojo Blind

    Fellaini Herrera Pogba

    Lingard Ibrahimovic Martial

    Made 3 changes from the team yesterday: Blind in for the suspended Valencia, Lingard in for Mkhitariyan and Fellaini in for Carrick who probably needs a rest.

    Tbh, not really sure who's gonna play. This team is leaving Mata and Rooney out, who've both been really good recently.
  23. Dec 12, 2016
    #63

    DenisIrwin New Member

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    It's an away game, away from our moronic home "fans", so Fellaini will probably be given 90 minutes to restore his confidence and for JM to make a point to our "fans" about who is in charge of team-selection. Hope he plays. Hope he has a blinder. Hope he scores.
  24. Dec 12, 2016
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    DDG​
    Jones--Bailly--rojo--Blind
    Herrera--Pogba​
    Mata------Rooney--Martial
    Zlatan​
  25. Dec 12, 2016
    #65

    Santoryo ripping the reward

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    People are random in this place. As soon as a player become non United he gets given this amazing reputation and inflated ratings by our Caf residents and the contrary happens when a player signs for United.

    This is why this forum constantly overrate City players and get off underrating our own players.

    It's an odd mentality on this forum.
  26. Dec 12, 2016
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    The Purist New Member

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    Not going to lie, would be nice for Palace to win this to get them in some kind of form before they play Chelsea this coming weekend.

    That said, I think United will take all 3 points but not with any degree of certainty.
  27. Dec 12, 2016
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    JinnerJamie Small ginger

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    This is on BT for us in the U.K.
  28. Dec 12, 2016
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    ------De Gea
    Young Jones Rojo Blind
    ---Herrera Pogba
    Mata Rooney Martial
    -------Zlatan

    We should win this one as Palace are shipping goals for fun also I do not see Spurs not beating Hull at home so this is another must win for me as are the following two matches. Martial has to be given a run to find his form especially as Rashford is looking awful right now and Lingard is just johnny average with a nice goal every now and then. Mata should come back in and pull the strings although the pace and vision of Micky will be a big miss.
    Would like to see the pace of Shaw at left back but feel Blind and his brain will be the best option despite him being a snail. Darmian just gives me zero confidence and although Bailly would slot in fine I feel the current partnership should keep its place on merit right now.

    1-2 or 1-3
  29. Dec 12, 2016
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    We really need this victory. Hopefully 3 points for this one, even if I'm not that confident. We didn't played so well at Everton and didn't created that much, so I really hope that we'll score and not concede. The kind of games where we need miracles from De Gea.

    With Valencia out, we will have issues on the wings. Darmian is not good going forward and doesn't provides anything, as Mata and Martial prefers coming in, we'll have issue on the wing.

    But I rather have Mata and Martial on the wings that Rashford and Lingard for sure


    ------------------------------De Gea-----------------------------
    Darmian---------------Jones--------Bailly------------------Rojo
    -----------------------Herrera------Pogba------------------------
    Mata-------------------------Rooney----------------------Martial
    --------------------------------Ibra-------------------------------
  30. Dec 12, 2016
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    JJ12 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    I think Lingard will play out wide as he's better defencively than Martial and Mata
  31. Dec 12, 2016
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    VanGaalEra Full Member

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    Biggest game of the season!
  32. Dec 12, 2016
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    Robbie Boy Full Member

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    He didn't even make the bench yesterday so I'm not so sure. But with Mkhitaryan injured, he has a chance.
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    JJ12 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    It's tough because I prefer Mata and Martial but with Darmien getting murdered yesterday I think he'll need help.

    Martial didn't play badly yesterday but he wasn't helping out enough defencively.
  34. Dec 12, 2016
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    ti vu Full Member

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    Just for fecking Zaha? Come on people. We played against L'pool in great form at Anfield with some makeshifts and were able to get the better of them for part of game. Mane was ineffective while Coutinho was also limited by our game plan. Why suddenly Zaha made us fear them as if we're facing Messi at his peak?
  35. Dec 12, 2016
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    I actually though Martial done quite well defensively yesterday; if anything, I would critique him over his offensive play. Mkhitaryan would have been a banker to start but unfortunately Rose (the cnut) put an end to that. Lingard doesn't seem to be in Mourinho's plans as much as he was at the start of the season but he will no doubt get some minutes over the next few weeks.

    It's sad that we have to think about sacrificing our attacking output just to try and make sure that Darmian isn't badly exposed again.
  36. Dec 12, 2016
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    Robbie Boy Full Member

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    Yeah it's funny to be honest, Zaha seems to be extremely overrated on here at the minute. That said, he's been in alright form and the problem is that Darmian is so utterly useless, that it wouldn't take much for him to be exposed.
  37. Dec 12, 2016
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    JJ12 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    It's not just Zaha Mata and Darmien on the same side of the field doesn't exactly fill me with confidence against a counter attacking team.
  38. Dec 12, 2016
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    JJ12 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    I don't think it's just Zaha though. They are a very good counter attacking team and out wide we could have Mata, Darmien, Blind, Martial - that could be dangerous for us.
  39. Dec 12, 2016
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    Nickosaur Full Member

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    Palace are dire defensively but they do look threatening going forward (albeit, the recent glut of goals for them has come against Hull and Swansea). I expect them to get a goal so we will need to score more than one.
  40. Dec 12, 2016
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    VP89 Pogba's biggest fan

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    Scored a couple goals in the last couple games. I don't think he's that good still.
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