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    Inigo Montoya

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    Don't worry about Brucie, he must be used to it by now :lol:
    It's like kicking your portly uncle in the balls every time. You feel sorry for him but just can't resist doing it
     

    Inigo Montoya

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    Looking forward to this.
    Just been looking for some paperwork from moving house and came across my ticket for jan 12th 2008.
    More of the same would be very very nice.
    Was at the game. Had such a great view of Rio's volley
     

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    I'm going to feel a bit for Brucie. Great servant for us and returning to OT only for Ronaldo's return to be the talking point and his team are going to get it.
    There's a reason why we call him agent Brucey! ;)
     

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    i hope we play well and get a good result after all that hype in the past two weeks :nervous:
     

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    Is Fred playing?
     

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    Looking forward to finding streams and hoping the one I find wont collapse. Which never happened, stream not going of in the middle of the game..
     

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    Is there anyway to watch this in the UK?

    We've given up our matchday tickets (can't believe it, don't ask!) and I'm desperate to be able to at least watch the game.
     

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    Looking forward to this game, I just hope we play well (and win ofcourse). I watched the highlights against Wolves again just now and christ almighty were we bad! So so lucky to get anything out of that game, hoping for a much improved performance tomorrow.
     

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    Wilson is probably their biggest threat aside from ASM. Good news for us.
     

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    Wilson is a huge miss for them. Him with ASM is enough to trouble most sides.

    Fortunately the rest of their team is shit.
     

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    At least we don’t have to worry about Matty Longstaff gameraising like a mother fecker at least, with him in Aberdeen on loan.
     

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    Slightly worried now with McFred out and Matic having been so poor last time he played.
     

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    I don't know..I'm going by what I hear from the media. We will find out later today from Ole.
    Yeah I think it's currently 50-50 for each of them, not sure whether this Brazilian FA rule is enforceable by all accounts and Scott has trained hasn't he?

    Doubt he will throw Scott straight back in though.

    I think there's a good chance it will be Matic and Pogba in the midfield 2. Not ideal but if we play aggressive, push up and take control of the game it should be enough provided Matic doesn't lose his legs and drop into defence again!
     

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    This is how I would set up in the absence of McFred...



    I think Pogba should be preferred on the left ahead of an attacker like Martial because his presence will help the duo in midfield. It will be closer to playing 4-3-3.

    Sancho had a knock and I would keep him on the bench to bring on in the 2nd half. Same with Ronaldo who hasn't had much training with the team and introducing him as a sub would be quite a nice occasion for the crowd as well.

    If things are going well, I would probably take Cavani and Fernandes off in the 2nd and bring Ronaldo and Sancho. More like a classic 4-4-2 with Ronaldo and Greenwood up top, Pogba at ML and Sancho at MR. As an experiment I would also take Matic off for Lindelof (if the game is secure) to give him some time at CDM to see how he does there. Otherwise Martial can come on for Greenwood.
     

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    Yeah I think it's currently 50-50 for each of them, not sure whether this Brazilian FA rule is enforceable by all accounts and Scott has trained hasn't he?

    Doubt he will throw Scott straight back in though.

    I think there's a good chance it will be Matic and Pogba in the midfield 2. Not ideal but if we play aggressive, push up and take control of the game it should be enough provided Matic doesn't lose his legs and drop into defence again!
    Yep I agree with you.
     

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    Reds 1/6 to win, Newcastle 16/1 according to a mate that does this betting lark. He’s had a tenner on Newcastle cos he thinks it will turn out to be another over hyped game and the Toon will play 11 at the back and score a breakaway goal. He was actually sober when he said that. All bollocks. We will overwhelm them in the first 25 minutes spurred on by the crowd.
     

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    This is how I would set up in the absence of McFred...



    I think Pogba should be preferred on the left ahead of an attacker like Martial because his presence will help the duo in midfield. It will be closer to playing 4-3-3.

    Sancho had a knock and I would keep him on the bench to bring on in the 2nd half. Same with Ronaldo who hasn't had much training with the team and introducing him as a sub would be quite a nice occasion for the crowd as well.

    If things are going well, I would probably take Cavani and Fernandes off in the 2nd and bring Ronaldo and Sancho. More like a classic 4-4-2 with Ronaldo and Greenwood up top, Pogba at ML and Sancho at MR. As an experiment I would also take Matic off for Lindelof (if the game is secure) to give him some time at CDM to see how he does there. Otherwise Martial can come on for Greenwood.
    Reasonable points but common sense says that Ronaldo will start. You can do that bench thing for another player, but this is Ronaldo. He's here to start every game and play every minute that he possibly can.

    I also think Sancho will start as he's trained all week and needs to adapt to United. And Pogba usually goes into the midfield 2 when one of Fred or McTominay cannot play, so i'm quite sure he'll be there.

    I'd predict a 4-2-3-1 of: De Gea - Varane Maguire Wan Bissaka Shaw - Matic Pogba - Sancho Fernandes Greenwood - Ronaldo
     

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    ———————DdG————————

    -AwB——Maguire—Varane—Shaw

    ———————Matic———————-

    ————--Hannibal-Donny————

    —Greenwood—Cavani—-Sancho-
     

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    Reasonable points but common sense says that Ronaldo will start. You can do that bench thing for another player, but this is Ronaldo. He's here to start every game and play every minute that he possibly can.

    I also think Sancho will start as he's trained all week and needs to adapt to United. And Pogba usually goes into the midfield 2 when one of Fred or McTominay cannot play, so i'm quite sure he'll be there.

    I'd predict a 4-2-3-1 of: De Gea - Varane Maguire Wan Bissaka Shaw - Matic Pogba - Sancho Fernandes Greenwood - Ronaldo
    The problem here isn't that one of them can't play, it's that both can't play. Pogba with Fred is risky, but Pogba with Matic is asking for trouble. The former is nonchalant about the defensive side of the game and the latter has no legs to cover for him.

    Also, I'm not sure I share the idea that Ronaldo has to start and that he's here to start every minute of every game. In fact, I think that's nonsense imo. The point of depth is rotation, not having Ronaldo burned out by January while the other strikers are completely out of match sharpness. The EPL isn't Serie A.

    EDIT: Sancho has trained only the last couple of days according to Ole's presser.
     
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    ———————DdG————————

    -AwB——Maguire—Varane—Shaw

    ———————Matic———————-

    ————--Hannibal-Donny————

    —Greenwood—Cavani—-Sancho-
    Mejbri ahead of Bruno? What?
     

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    Wonder if Lingard will be asked to do a job in midfield instead of VDB
     

    LawCharltonBest

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    The problem here isn't that one of them can't play, it's that both can't play. Pogba with Fred is risky, but Pogba with Matic is asking for trouble. The former is nonchalant about the defensive side of the game and the latter has no legs to cover for him.

    Also, I'm not sure I share the idea that Ronaldo has to start and that he's here to start every minute of every game. In fact, I think that's nonsense imo. The point of depth is rotation, not having Ronaldo burned out by January while the other strikers are completely out of match sharpness. The EPL isn't Serie A.

    EDIT: Sancho has trained only the last couple of days according to Ole's presser.
    There were training pictures of Sancho from Tuesday.

    It's not about playing Ronaldo every minute and burning him out. But he's trained all week and he keeps himself fit in his downtime anyway. He's match fit from the 90mins in the Portugal match. There's no way he isn't ready to start. There is absolutely no point starting him on the bench. Ole just doesn't want to give too much away. I promise you he'll start.

    Pogba with Matic will still be a safer option than any alternative midfield duo available without McFred (assuming both won't start)
     
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332,5,4
  • Man Utd win
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Detailed Results

  • 35% Man Utd 3:0 Newcastle
  • 21% Man Utd 4:0 Newcastle
  • 13% Man Utd 2:0 Newcastle
  • 12% Man Utd 5:0 Newcastle
  • 7% Man Utd 3:1 Newcastle
  • 2% Man Utd 2:1 Newcastle
  • 2% Man Utd 4:1 Newcastle
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  • 1% Man Utd 1:0 Newcastle
  • 1% Man Utd 0:0 Newcastle
  • 1% Man Utd 5:2 Newcastle
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Possession
65% 35%
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21 12
Shots on Target
7 3
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9 2

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