Champions League QF: Manchester United v Barcelona - Build Up Thread

Discussion in 'Manchester United Forum' started by charlenefan, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. Mar 20, 2019

    Billy Blaggs Flacco of the Blaggs tribe

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2000
    Messages:
    25,494
    Location:
    Accidental founder of Blaggstianity.
    :keano:
  2. Mar 20, 2019

    Greck Full Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2016
    Messages:
    3,210
    The Spanish clubs don't even hide it. They are brutal with any opportunity they have to milk us.
  3. Mar 20, 2019

    clarkydaz Full Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2013
    Messages:
    8,997
    Location:
    manchester
    Yes and we done exactly the same thing. Still theyve tried it on
  4. Mar 21, 2019

    tieunhilang New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2018
    Messages:
    250
    "Some people move on. But NOT US!" :keano:
    I can already see the parrel:

    Messi = Thanos (The one responsible for our Champions League heartbreak)
    Ed Woodward = Nick Fury (I'm here to talk to you about the Manchester United Galacticos project)
    Pogba = Iron Man
    De Gea = Captain America
    Sanchez = Starlord
    Lukaku = Thor
    Lingard = Spiderman (For obvious reasons)
  5. Mar 21, 2019

    Patrick08 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2018
    Messages:
    5,447
    Charge 120 pounds.
  6. Mar 21, 2019

    predator Youth NITK

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2013
    Messages:
    4,707
    Location:
    South Manchester
    If we both charge eachothers away fans £102 for a ticket and both subsidize the travelling lot so they only pay £75 where does the extra money go? :lol: my head is fecked this morning.

    However barca haven't said they are subsidizing their own fans in light of us charging more, yet. Barca are cnutish as a club. Its shame because their fans are losing out and they don't deserve to be fleeced either.

    It seems all a bit tit for tat for me. Its a good move from United but I think it would be much greater of us to just charge Barca fans normal prices and subsidize our own away fans anyway in this game. What's the costing of such a proposition - £100k? (peanuts for a club our size). Having said all that it may set a precedent.
  7. Mar 21, 2019

    clarkydaz Full Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2013
    Messages:
    8,997
    Location:
    manchester
    Cant wait till messi retires :mad:
  8. Mar 21, 2019

    GBBQ Full Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2012
    Messages:
    3,869
    Location:
    Ireland
    United are absolutely doing the right thing here. If United cover it out of their own pocket Barcelona will charge €130 next time. United responding in kind is going to hit the most loyal Barcelona supporters hardest who will presumably create the most noise about how unfair it is. Its a PR masterclass, Barcelona come out looking like touts while United are seen as the good guys looking after the needs of their fans.
  9. Mar 21, 2019

    King7Eric Full Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2016
    Messages:
    1,524
    Location:
    Barcelona
    Typical Catalan mentality, trying to hoard as much as possible.:wenger:
  10. Mar 21, 2019

    Siorac Full Member

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2010
    Messages:
    15,763
    Location:
    16th century
    I'll kinda miss both of them, Messi and Ronaldo. It's unlikely that we'll see anything like those two any time soon. I only ever got to see Ronaldo live out of the two but it's something I'll tell my grandchildren about - if I'll ever have any, of course.
  11. Mar 21, 2019

    clarkydaz Full Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2013
    Messages:
    8,997
    Location:
    manchester
    Its more so barca can get back in the real world again, like ronaldo leaving madrid
  12. Mar 21, 2019

    Siorac Full Member

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2010
    Messages:
    15,763
    Location:
    16th century
    They won the Champions League once in the last seven seasons so it's not like they're dominating Europe.
  13. Mar 21, 2019

    TMDaines Full Member

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2014
    Messages:
    3,797
    Can't get too excited to be honest. They could sell the tickets for 10x that at least.
  14. Mar 22, 2019

    croadyman New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2018
    Messages:
    613
    Was fortunate enough to see Messi in the 2011 Champions League Final
  15. Mar 24, 2019

    FootyGirl88

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2018
    Messages:
    10,533
    I feel like this club cant do anything right at the moment. Hope he gets to go, he's so adorable.
  16. Mar 25, 2019

    abdo99 Full Member

    Joined:
    May 26, 2016
    Messages:
    11,756
    I'm so pumped for this game already and there's still 2 weeks left. bring it on. this will be the one of the most satisfying victories ever if we can pull it off. I just saw some comments of people like mourinho already predicting Juventus-Barcelona final and others that have written us off and dont give us a prayer- let's shock the world again.
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2019
  17. Mar 26, 2019

    KingMinger22 City >>> United. Moaning twat

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2005
    Messages:
    7,245
    Location:
    Chicago
    I just hope we out in a good performance at home.

    The quality of our players v theres... Doesn't look good.

    However, it's football.
  18. Mar 26, 2019

    Billy Blaggs Flacco of the Blaggs tribe

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2000
    Messages:
    25,494
    Location:
    Accidental founder of Blaggstianity.
    I'm with you there mate. Planning on a Dr's appointment or something so I can work from home:lol:
  19. Mar 26, 2019

    TRUERED89 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2019
    Messages:
    1,733
    Location:
    England
    The game wont start till 8pm though! do you actually have to work from home? I'm guessing you're not in the UK:lol:
  20. Mar 26, 2019

    Billy Blaggs Flacco of the Blaggs tribe

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2000
    Messages:
    25,494
    Location:
    Accidental founder of Blaggstianity.
    I'm in the US. The game starts at 3pm here.
  21. Mar 26, 2019

    TRUERED89 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2019
    Messages:
    1,733
    Location:
    England
    I see... Better get that Dr's appointment booked in ASAP;)
  22. Mar 26, 2019

    Billy Blaggs Flacco of the Blaggs tribe

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2000
    Messages:
    25,494
    Location:
    Accidental founder of Blaggstianity.
    :D
  23. Mar 26, 2019

    dmode Full Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2002
    Messages:
    5,046
    Location:
    vega
    Our form and play will surprise a lot of people including Barça... we will boss the game and get good win. We will build on that for the return match... then we will all hail Ole as a messiah, no joke!
  24. Mar 26, 2019

    TRUERED89 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2019
    Messages:
    1,733
    Location:
    England
    I'll be amazed if we boss possession, we couldn't against PSG, and Barca are the best when it comes to possession. They are the inventors of the style. But we can press collectively with aggression and speed and hit on the counter if we can knick the ball in dangerous areas or catch Barca out of shape. Playing on the counter will likely be the pattern this game falls into, atOT & Nou Camp, I just don't see us dominating the ball imo.
  25. Mar 26, 2019

    Billy Blaggs Flacco of the Blaggs tribe

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2000
    Messages:
    25,494
    Location:
    Accidental founder of Blaggstianity.
    Work from home day..... APPROVED! :D:D:D
  26. Mar 27, 2019

    tomaldinho1 Full Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2015
    Messages:
    4,228
    No way we will dominate possession but we should try to play further up the pitch than I fear we will. Sitting deep against them is just a slow death and you're playing to their strengths if you let them control the ball as they'll just keep probing for an opening. I think we should press really high - risk DDG playing as a sweeper keeper and try to condense the play around the middle. Basically if we can keep them relying on long balls through to Dembele or on the flanks, I think we have a slight chance.

    FYI Barca didn't invent possession football
  27. Mar 27, 2019

    TRUERED89 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2019
    Messages:
    1,733
    Location:
    England
    You're right, Ajax did. But Cruyff brought it to Barca and took it to the next level!
  28. Mar 27, 2019

    TRUERED89 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2019
    Messages:
    1,733
    Location:
    England
    Lets hope your boss isn't into football/soccer or he might realise your sneaky plan :lol:
  29. Mar 27, 2019

    Billy Blaggs Flacco of the Blaggs tribe

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2000
    Messages:
    25,494
    Location:
    Accidental founder of Blaggstianity.
    There is one guy so hopefully he doesn't mention it :lol:
  30. Mar 27, 2019

    DSG Full Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2014
    Messages:
    383
    Location:
    A Whale’s Vagina
    I’m really tired of all of these Barca fans in the States. The vast, vast majority have been fans only since Messi, and even then only when he really blew up. They are smug, idealistic muppets who have no idea what it is like to support a club through the lean times. Cannot wait until Barca is sans Messi.... we’ll see who the real fans are.

    I love to watch Barca lose. They become a dirty team very quickly. Especially Messi seems to become even smaller on the pitch, the realization of defeat in his face. The moaning and crying they did when Neymar left was hilarious. They were going to sue La Liga, UEFA, FIFA, PSG... high comedy.

    Messi is a genius, but for me, he’s not the GOAT. Need to win a World Cup to be considered the greatest ever. The fact he has never won a major international trophy is damning considering the embarrassing amount of talent on that Argentina team. Just ask an Argentinian. He’s not even considered the best player their country has produced, much less the GOAT.

    We have a chance vs this Barca side. I believe that Pogba has to have the greatest games of his life, both offensively and defensively. Lukaku cannot miss these easy chances. And, of course, the defence needs to have a great two matches. I like Rashford running into the space behind Jodi Alba.

    BTW, how much of a low-class, dirty, and unsportsmanlike move is it to profess interest in Rashford 10 days before the first leg? Clearly, no dirty trick is low enough for those bastards. They have to try to get any edge, no matter how dishonest it is.
  31. Mar 27, 2019

    TRUERED89 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2019
    Messages:
    1,733
    Location:
    England
    Great post, totally echo everything you've mentioned.
  32. Mar 27, 2019

    Ecstatic Full Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2015
    Messages:
    12,732
    Supports:
    PsG
    Idem. I would add some of their fans have chosen to support a foreign club which, by chance, always wins.

    Then, they think they are superior fans supporting football club which would have invented true football and deserve to win ad infinitum.
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2019
  33. Mar 27, 2019

    NoPace Full Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2014
    Messages:
    5,475
    I don't think we'll have the ball even at home so Lingard as the 10 in a diamond makes sense, he's had some good games on the counter in that role.
  34. Mar 27, 2019

    DSG Full Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2014
    Messages:
    383
    Location:
    A Whale’s Vagina
    I agree with this. I think that teams that have been successful against Barca have paid a lot of attention to Busquets, either marking him closely or crowding the midfield. Lingard dropping back to essentially man mark Busquets gives us our best chance.
  35. Mar 27, 2019

    Sandikan aka sex on the beach

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2011
    Messages:
    26,765
    Lingard is absolutely essential to any plan against a ball dominant big team.
    What anyone thinks, we were dealing with PSG at home until him and Martial went off.
    Their replacements, Mata and Sanchez didn't have anywhere near the same shut down capability and legs.
  36. Mar 27, 2019

    Ecstatic Full Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2015
    Messages:
    12,732
    Supports:
    PsG
    If you watch the 1st leg Lyon against Barcelona, you will get hope.

    The 2nd leg is another story: lack of maturity from Lyon
  37. Mar 27, 2019

    Red4Ever Full Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2006
    Messages:
    3,278
    Location:
    Cork; home of Cantwell, Irwin, Keane and Vidic-wel
    These Barca wankers trying to unsettle Rashford before the big game

    Horrible club
  38. Mar 27, 2019

    Greck Full Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2016
    Messages:
    3,210
    I'd consider Rashford left and Martial up top rather than Rom. Those goals against PSG were great but i still don't trust him with the limited opportunities we'll have in big games like this
  39. Mar 27, 2019

    DSG Full Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2014
    Messages:
    383
    Location:
    A Whale’s Vagina
    Just no class.

    In a combined 11, we have what, 2 players, maybe 3 in the side? And they are still employing these dirty tactics? Scumbags.
  40. Mar 27, 2019

    Red4Ever Full Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2006
    Messages:
    3,278
    Location:
    Cork; home of Cantwell, Irwin, Keane and Vidic-wel
    Yup

    Always the same