Europa League Round of 32 1st Leg

Manchester United 3:0 AS Saint-Etienne

Old Trafford

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    Lucky McLuckerson

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    Date - Thursday, February 16 2017
    Kickoff Time - 2005 Hrs GMT

    Venue - Old Trafford, Manchester



    Europa League form guide

    Manchester United: WWLWW

    Saint-Étienne: DWWDW


    Previous Meetings

    Manchester United 2 : 0 Saint-Étienne

    Saint-Étienne 1 : 1 Manchester United


    All-Time Record

    Manchester United wins: 1
    Saint-Étienne wins: 0
    Draws: 1


    Pre-Match Pressers

    José Mourinho


    Christophe Galtier



    Team News

    Manchester United

    Joel Pereira, Phil Jones (recovering), Michael Carrick and Wayne Rooney (both minor muscle problems) out injured. Marcos Rojo available.

    Saint-Étienne

    Alexander Søderlund, Cheikh M’Bengue and Oussama Tannane out injured. Robert Berič doubtful (injury).


    Know the opposition



    Association Sportive de Saint-Étienne Loire (commonly known as AS Saint-Étienne, ASSE, or simply Saint-Étienne) is a French professional football club based in Saint-Étienne, playing in the Ligue 1. AS Saint-Étienne was founded in 1919 by employees of the Saint-Étienne based grocey store chain Groupe Casino under the name Amicale des Employés de la Société des Magasins Casino (ASC). The club adopted green as its primary color mainly due to it being the principal color of Casino.

    Saint-Étienne is, arguably, the most successful club in French football history having won ten Ligue 1 titles, six Coupe de France titles, a Coupe de la Ligue title and five Trophée des Champions. The club's ten league titles are the most professional league titles won by a French club, while the six cup victories places the club third among most Coupe de France titles. The club achieved most of its honours in the 1960s and 1970s when the club was led by managers Jean Snella, Albert Batteaux, Robert Herbin - and players like French legend Michel Platini, Dominique Rocheteau, Bernard Bosquier and Hervé Revelli.

    Saint-Étienne's most prominent rivals include Olympique Lyonnais (with matches between them referred to as the Derby Rhônealpin) and Nantes. They play their home games at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard.


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    Pavel Královec.


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    Manchester United played the home leg of the 1977/78 Cup Winners' Cup clash at Plymouth Argyle's Home Park after crowd troubles in the first leg in France. The club was disqualified from the competition - only to be reinstated on appeal on condition that they played their home tie 200 km from Old Trafford - with United ultimately choosing to play in Plymouth.


     

    Antisocial

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    Be interesting this one - been a long while since we've played in a competition where penalties could possibly be awarded in our favour, potentially brings a new dimension to the game.
     

    bosnian_red

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    Same lineup as today. Get a nice advantage going into the second leg hopefully.
     

    Raw

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    Hopefully we can win the tie in this leg and concentrate on the League Cup final.

    We won't though, we'll miss a billion chances and win by 1 goal.
     

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    Smack them silly in the first leg, chill in the second leg.
     

    charlenefan

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    Same XI as today, get a good lead then we can rest these players till the cup final
     

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    Let's kick some ASSE
     

    IrishRedDevil

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    I thought the game changed to Wednesday? Or am I making things up?

    Edit: seems I made it up.
     
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    Android1974

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    Exactly the same team, please! Hope Mourinho doesn't rotate too much again and drain the tempo out of the team. I think exaggerated rotation was one of the causes for our January slump.
     

    charlenefan

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    What about the Blackburn game?
    Romero, TFM, Rojo, Shaw, Carrick, Fellaini, Basti, Lingard, Rooney, Rashford and one other
     

    Android1974

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    If we stop with the strings of draws we can definitely get 2nd.
    Leicester and Watford games showed a new maturity in our play and being able to score in the first half is a major novelty.
     

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    3-0 at home, early away goal and canter to the next round.
     

    Bwuk

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    same as today, rotate more against Blackburn. Hopefully win the tie in first leg.
     

    Raw

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    They're currently 5th, won 9, drawn 9 and lost 6. Scored 26 and conceded 19 in 24 games, so I'm expecting a pretty dull game, maybe 1-0 or 2-0.
     

    Android1974

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    Have no idea how they are.. No clue what to expect.
    5th in the French League, can't be that bad, with the 3rd best defense, and balanced home and away. Just lost 1-0 away to Balotelli's Nice, playing apparently in a 4-2-3-1.
     

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    I know Aleksander Søderlund plays for them but that's it. How good they are and how they've done in the league I've now idea.
     

    Android1974

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    Hoping for an unchanged team (or just with Jones/Rojo instead of Smalling) but expecting more changes for Mourinho. He likes to mix his teams now, and we shouldn't expect the a complete second team to face Blackburn, but one with several from the first team.
     

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    They play tomorrow so we have an extra day advantage.
     

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    FA-cup next weekend right?
    Anyone know if Rojo's injured and when Jones is back?
     

    Android1974

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    FA-cup next weekend right?
    Anyone know if Rojo's injured and when Jones is back?
    I personally feel Rojo is definitely injured, otherwise he would not be left out of the squad. Jones was supposed to be recovered, don't know what happened.
     

    Android1974

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    Mourinho's talking about Pogba play very much improved in the last two games, where he played in a midfield two, so I guess we'll see much more of that in the future, instead of the 4-3-3 with Carrick.
     

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    Mourinho's talking about Pogba play very much improved in the last two games, where he played in a midfield two, so I guess we'll see much more of that in the future, instead of the 4-3-3 with Carrick.
    quite rightly so as well
     

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    Valencia--Smalling--Bailly--Blind
    Herrera--Pogba
    Mata--Mkhitaryan--Martial
    Ibrahimovic

    Then rotate vs Blackburn. We've got to make use of the squad.
     

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    Ive no idea how St Etienne play or how they are playing. The only change that should need making is Fellaini for Mata if we need to go 4-3-3.

    Jose's post match comments make me think Rashford will play again, but I really hope he doesn't
     
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Player Ratings

6.5 Total Average Rating

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Compiled from 538 ratings.

Score Predictions

595,10,26
  • Man Utd win
  • St. Etienne win
  • Draw

Detailed Results

  • 32% Man Utd 2:0 St. Etienne
  • 28% Man Utd 3:0 St. Etienne
  • 9% Man Utd 3:1 St. Etienne
  • 8% Man Utd 2:1 St. Etienne
  • 7% Man Utd 1:0 St. Etienne
  • 6% Man Utd 4:0 St. Etienne
  • 3% Man Utd 5:0 St. Etienne
  • 2% Man Utd 4:1 St. Etienne
  • 2% Man Utd 0:0 St. Etienne
  • 2% Man Utd 1:1 St. Etienne
  • 1% Man Utd 0:5 St. Etienne
  • 0% Man Utd 0:1 St. Etienne
  • 0% Man Utd 0:3 St. Etienne
  • 0% Man Utd 5:5 St. Etienne
  • 0% Man Utd 3:2 St. Etienne
  • 0% Man Utd 1:3 St. Etienne
  • 0% Man Utd 0:4 St. Etienne
  • 0% Man Utd 2:2 St. Etienne
  • 0% Man Utd 5:1 St. Etienne
  • 0% Man Utd 5:4 St. Etienne
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Match Stats

  1. Man Utd
  2. St. Etienne
Possession
62% 38%
Shots
21 14
Shots on Target
8 0
Corners
5 1
Fouls
15 16

Referee

Pavel Kralovec