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Manchester United 2:0 Southampton

Man Utd 2:0 Southampton

Old Trafford

Date:
Fri, 19 August 2016
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  1. Aug 16, 2016

    groovyalbert Full Member

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    Will be in Taipei for this one - anyone know of any bars that show premier league there/open late enough for it? Is there a thread for watching Utd overseas?
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    Mibabalou Full Member

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    Does everyone think Ibra will be on PKs for the season?
  3. Aug 16, 2016

    Carlsen19 Full Member

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    He should be.

    Hoping to see Mkhi start for this, would love it to be at the expense of Rooney but it won't be. Think Pogba will come on around the 60 min mark.
  4. Aug 16, 2016

    032Devil Full Member

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    Smalling always plays in the left CB position so I think the new boy will be on the right.

    Blind on the left of midfield doesn't make any sense when we have 'specialists' available for those positions. Bench for Blind unless the manager decides Shaw needs a small rest.

    I doubt Darmian will play. Although a decent defender, he's not a wing-back which Valencia does well.

    No way will Rooney start on the bench.
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2016
  5. Aug 16, 2016

    Glanville95 Full Member

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    de Gea
    Valencia - Bailly - Blind - Shaw
    Fellaini - Pogba
    Mata - Rooney - Martial
    Ibrahimovic

    Subs: Romero; Smalling; Schneiderlin, Herrera, Mhikitaryan; Memphis, Rashford
    Not sure what's wrong with Lingard, but no need to drastically change a winning team. Those clamouring for Rooney to be dropped will be disappointed and I don't rate him myself.
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    Sean_RedDevil Twitter bot

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    I'm saying that since years and @horsechoker has explained that very well.
    Ankle injury.
  7. Aug 16, 2016

    RedCurry Full Member

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    We can, now.
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    ThanksBoss26 Full Member

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    SKY are doing Friday night games this season.
  9. Aug 16, 2016

    Red Dreams Full Member

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    good god. screw the match going fans.
  10. Aug 16, 2016

    sunama Baghdad Bob

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    Rachel Riley is playing for us?
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    sunama Baghdad Bob

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    Indeed. TV audiences and advertising revenue is being put ahead of match going fans who may not be able to make it on a Friday night.
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    Sigma Full Member

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    What's wrong with FNF? How is it any different to MNF?
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    Harry190 Full Member

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    I do watch on my Rogers account at work. In Toronto indeed.
  14. Aug 16, 2016

    RedCurry Full Member

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    Haha don't we all. But I am bummed about it being on a Friday as well. Why would they do that? What am I supposed to do on Saturday morning?
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    SaboTaj Full Member

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    If Rooney can be benched then Pogba as a No.10 with Fellaini and Herrera putting in a shift in the midfield 2 behind him like they did against Bournemouth would be super effective.

    I actually won't mind seeing that, which is in stark contrast to before the start of the season where i would've rather seen Pogba with Carrick and Schneiderlin.
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    ChaddyP Full Member

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    Gambled and went with Mkhitaryan to start. I think Jose was waiting for the right moment to start him. Against a team not as powerful as a Liecester and at home. To help slowly allow him to adapt
  17. Aug 16, 2016

    Shimo Full Member

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    Very weird feeling but, highly optimistic of handily winning this. Can't wait to see Pogba on the pitch for us - it's going to be electric and I feel Jose will also start Mkhitarayan as playing at home will be a lot less pressure than an away game. Also, Blind will keep his spot I think till Smalling gets his fitness back.

    DDG, Valencia, Bailly, Blind, Shaw, Mkhi, Fellaini, Pogba, Martial, Rooney and Ibra and wouldn't put it past Rooney to get a goal and still play bleh enough just to infuriate some folks even more.
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    Edgar Allan Pillow Ero-Sennin

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    I wouldn't mind a Milan'esque pyramid, though I don't think it'd happen.

    ...................Zlatan................
    ..........Martial..........Mkh..........
    ...Pogba...................Herrera....
    ...................Blind...................
    Shaw...Bailly...Smalling...Valencia
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    Gasolin Full Member

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    Overseas, it's going to be tough, I had the same problem in Korea.
    I think a river is your best bet, I am not even sure which channel would cover the league over there.
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    Android1974 Incredibly anal about player positions in lineups

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    No way Mourinho will spoil Pogba's premiere with all the noise dropping Rooney would make. Besides, Rooney just scored in the last game…
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    El-Manos Full Member

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    Am I going mad or has kick-off time changed ?
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    SaboTaj Full Member

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    One can hope :angel:
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    SaboTaj Full Member

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    Friday Night Lights!
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    Zen Full Member

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    I'm not sure why this Friday night thing is such a bad thing? It's never seemingly effected attendances on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and we'll truly see on a Thursday this year for other reasons, it's a logical move to allow football to be seen every day. Long time coming really.

    Think Pogba is fit as a fiddle, so realistically should start with......whoever, be fun to see he replaces Fellaini instead of Herrera though. Everywhere else could stay the same I guess.
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    MyOnlySolskjaer Creator of Player Performance threads

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

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    Yes.
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    littleman Full Member

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    Sports bars showing football at 3am are quite rare. Although an MUFC one is pretty much the best bet as it's one of the bigger clubs. In general though, Taiwanese are not that big on soccer; they like their baseball and NBA.

    I'd recommend you watch at home, or in the hotel, either on the official TV channel carrying it or on a river.
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    Kill 'em all Pastor of Muppets

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    I want Micky to start. :(
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    Harry190 Full Member

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    I play on Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

    There's nothing quite like watching football in the morning.

    They're stupid.
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    the unknown one. Full Member

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    De Gea
    Valencia, Bailly, Blind, Shaw
    Schneiderlin, Herrera
    Lingard, Pogba, Martial
    Zlatan

    Subs: Romero, Smalling, Fellaini, Mkhi, Mata ,Rashford, Rooney.
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    MadDogg Full Member

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    No he doesn't. Smalling normally plays on the right. But last season when Jones would come in it was Smalling that moved over to the left side.

    If I had to guess I would say it'd be Bailly on the right and Smalling on the left, but it wouldn't surprise me at all if it's the other way around. Both seem to prefer to be on the right.
  32. Aug 17, 2016

    doodle New Member

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    Friday night football :mad:
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    Can't wait to go, what a night this will be! So many home debuts, new boys are in town . Pogba's return and against a side i expect us to whallop - Koeman pulled their strings and will be a big loss. I'm expecting 3 or 4 goals with no reply so hoping to start the weekend with a bang :)
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    Annihilate Now! ...or later, I'm not fussy Scout

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    It'll be the same starting XI I think. Herrera might come out for Carrick, but that's it.
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    032Devil Full Member

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    Your right. I was confusing my left with my right.
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    jojose Full Member

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    I concur
  37. Aug 17, 2016

    JJ12 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    I love this Friday night football stuff. I would prefer it when other teams are playing in it though.

    DDG

    Valencia
    Bailly
    Blind
    Shaw

    Fellaini (Schneiderlin)
    Herrera (Pogba)

    Lingard (Rashford)
    Rooney (Mkhitaryan)
    Martial

    Ibra

    That's the team I think we'll see. The brackets are what I would prefer to see.
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    Xeno Full Member

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    I want it to be Friday now.
    I want a dominant performance.
  39. Aug 17, 2016

    MoXoM New Member

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    FFS!

    I swapped my early shift for a late one as a favour to a colleague.

    I had no idea we were playing on Friday - I'm now going to miss the first half!

    :mad:
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    oLeSoLsKjAeR20 Full Member

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    I for one am loving the thought of Friday night football!! Finish work at 4pm, get some beers and food in, watch United wipe the floor with Southampton and the rest of the weekend to watch all my bets lose :D
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