Team for the Europa League

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  1. Aug 11, 2019
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    Adam-Utd Part of first caf team to complete Destiny raid

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    so I assume we’re planning to play a 2nd string considering we’ve got a decent squad. We will be playing Thursday/Sunday so it’s important to rotate and keep fresh legs.

    Romero, Jones, tuanzebe, Young, dalot, Matic, Fred, Garner, Gomes, Chong, Greenwood.

    I’d like to see that for the group stages, maybe James instead of Garner if he’s not in the starting 11 by then.

    I think it’ll be vital experience for the young lads. This team should make it through a group stage.
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    Hernandez - BFA The Way to Fly

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    Well that team ain’t happening. I can’t see Ole going with all those youngsters in the line up in one full swing.

    Mata will probably start every game. I can see James starting most too.
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    witchtrials Full Member

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    You don't see Sanchez even getting a shot in the Europa matches then?
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    Nou_Camp99 Full Member

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    We'll definitely rotate a lot in the early stages but it won't be as 'weak' as that.

    I think we'll be eyeing up winning the Europa League again personally.
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    ArjenIsM3 Full Member

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    I'll be happy if Gomes, Greenwood and Tuanzebe get some cup games. Don't care that much about the rest.

    Romero
    Dalot-Tuanzebe-Smalling-Young
    Matic-Fred
    Greenwood-Gomes-James
    Alexis
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    Jacko21 Full Member

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    That’s the team I’d pick if I wanted an early exit from EL in order to focus on the league.

    They’ll be rotation, but that’s a League Cup team.

    Though I guess it depends on the group we’re handed.
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    Adam-Utd Part of first caf team to complete Destiny raid

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    I’ll be honest I completely forgot about him!

    Yes he could make the team if he’s up for it, but if he gives us the same crap as last year I’d rather give the young guns the minutes.
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    Sp00ks11 Full Member

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    We should be trying our best to win the EL in my opinion!
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    FujiVice Full Member

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    Romero, Young, Smalling, Jones, Matic, Mata and Sanchez should all be players who start every match in the Europa League. With the limited game time, they could do a good job in that competition.
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    Zed 101 Full Member

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    TBH if it is against weak opposition apart from maybe giving Greenwood, James, Gomes a run out I would keep the first 11 solid, victories build confidence, and confidence gives you victories, breaking that up by chopping and changing too much could ruin the momentum
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    Lee565 Full Member

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    Think it may look like this -
    ---------------------romero
    Dalot--smalling-tuanzebe-young
    ------------------garner-matic
    James--------------mata------------gomes
    -------------------greenwood

    The only change that may happen is if Solskjear is still not sold on dalot at right back and uses him on the right wing with darmian at right back and James replacing Gomes on the left. I cant imagine the club wanting to pay Sanchez an appearance fee for a match against probably some obscure team from a league weaker than the championship in the group stages.
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    Bwuk Full Member

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    Romero
    Dalot - Tuanzebe - Maguire - Young
    Matic - Fred
    Greenwood - Mata - James
    Sanchez ​

    Good blend of experience and youth.
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    witchtrials Full Member

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    You really think penny-pinching at the club is bad enough that the board would tie the manager's hands on team selection to save on appearance bonuses? I hadn't got the impression of things being that tight.
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    As long as Gomes starts I don't care about the rest of the XI
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    hobbers Full Member

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    We should be trying to win the Europa League, not wasting game time on unfavoured, past it players like Matic, Jones or Young.

    Use it to give opportunities to Gomes and Greenwood absolutely. Dalot and Fred as well. Not the players who are definitely on their way out. That's just stupid.

    The League Cup is for giving game time to the outcasts, not Europa.
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    wr8_utd :'(

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    Young lads like Lingard deserve a run in the Europa league.
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    In Rainbows Full Member

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    I'll be happy as long as Gomes, Garner, and Greenwood get to start matches. Maybe substitute appearances for Garner.

    If we're all in acknowledgement that this is a transitional year, we should be giving them a good amount of minutes. Build for the future where we'll really try to challenge. I'm not asking for a full starting lineup full of youngsters, just the 3 very best ones.
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    Dread Devil New Member

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    Romero

    Dalot - Smalling - Tuanzebe - Young

    Matic - Garner /Perreira

    Mata / Gomez

    Greenwood - James

    Martial / Rashford

    I would love to see this team in Europa league, a little experience and a lot of youth to start but as we hopefully progress we can balance it out.​
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    rotherham_red Full Member

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    Think Gomes, Greenwood, and Axel, and potentially Chong, will be starting these games without a doubt. Then the rest of Fred, Matic, Jones/Smalling, Dalot, Sanchez, Mata, James etc will be making up the numbers. There will be the odd first teamer included for insurance and to overcome any potentially sticky situations, but I think for the vast majority of us our focus will be on the kids who play before anything else.
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    Romero
    Dalot Tuanzebe Jones Young
    Fred Matic
    James Mata Gomes
    Greenwood

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    0le Full Member

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    Yes, I think this will be the team. Gomes and Chong will probably be rotated with each other. Greenwood will start all games. Tuanzebe may also be rotated with smalling in the away games.
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    Ikon Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    Absolutely agree 100%
    It's the biggest competition that we are involved with, that we have a realistic chance of winning.
    We now have a very young squad, for them to win a big European trophy, such as the UEFA Cup (to me its always been the UEFA Cup and always will be) it would be a tremendous achievement
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    PieCrust Full Member

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    We should be putting in the effort to win this. Top 4 is far from certain and once again, this may be our best chance to make CL next year.

    Also, I'm always of the opinion that a club on the scale of United should be attempting to win every competition and have the resources to put together a competitive squad across all competitions. We shouldn't be throwing youngsters out there just for the sake of getting them game time, but rather, looking to integrate them when it makes sense.

    Ultimately, Europa League is our current level and United certainly is not above putting an effort into this competition.
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    Escobar Poster originally known as Michel04

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    I would prefer to see a B team rather than exhaust the first team players. I would love to the see the young players but also because our first team is not deep enough to risk injuries
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    R'hllor Full Member

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    Play those who arent planned for next PL game after, dont even have those on the bench and specially dont bring them when we travel. If Arsenal could get out of the group with bunch of u18 u23, we can do it also ez. That way our starting line up for PL will be fresh like we are not in Europe at all.
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    Redtings New Member

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    This could be a good option if we wanted to rest our "starting 11"...

    Romero
    Dalot Tuanzebe Smalling Young
    Fred Matic
    James Gomes Sanchez
    Greenwood​
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    Bestietom Full Member

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    Ole will put out a decent team in all games as he hates to lose. He will give youngsters a chance, but not all together.
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    thegregster Harbinger of new information

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    This.
    We should be able to get out of the group with fringe players and youth

    By the time the knock out stages come about we will have played 24 PL games. We should have a good idea what we need to prioritize.
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    JB7 Full Member

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    No way are we making 10/11 changes for Europa games ffs :lol:

    We'll play to win the competition and rightly so.
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    Havak Pokemon master

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    I'm very hopeful we do this. It'd be nice to get some games at CF for Greenwood and CB for Tuanzebe. It'll keep the likes of Dalot, Young, Fred, Matic, Mata, and Smalling/Jones sharp in case they need to step into the first-team due to injuries/suspensions while giving some of the younger lads good experience. I still think the likes of Garner, Chong and Gomes would be on the bench fairly often and if we play some tougher opponents I think Ole might bring some of the more first-team regular players in. I want to see more of Gomes and Chong in particular and hope they get to start, but with Mata, Sanchez, maybe James/Lingard needing to play etc I think it's hard for them to get as much game time we we want at this moment. They will probably be developed a bit more slowly until Sanchez and Mata leave, then rather than having to buy multi-million pound replacements, we could just trust them completely in the next two years or so.

    GK: Romero, Grant
    FB: Dalot, Young, Darmian, Rojo
    CB: Tuanzebe, Smalling, Jones, Bailly
    CM: Matic, Fred, Andreas, Garner
    AM: Mata, James, Chong, Gomes
    ST: Greenwood, Sanchez

    I'd hope we can take a squad of 20~ more like this most of the time for Europa League, at least in the group stage. However, I think Ole will want to take the competition a bit more seriously and probably include Pogba and Rashford/Martial on the bench sometimes (especially whilst we have injuries to Sanchez and Bailly and need to fill out the travelling squad a bit more). McTominay will likely be involved occasionally for a bit more European experience etc. I'm excited for the competition though if we get to see some of the younger lads.
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    ayushreddevil9 Full Member

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    Just don't play first team players especially the defenders. We don't need anybody to get injured and spoil the season.
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    sun_tzu The Art of Bore

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    .........................Romero......................
    ..........Jones...tuanzebe...smalling
    Dalot........Fred............garner.........young
    .........................gomes.........................
    ...............greenwood....Sanchez.............

    Grant / laird / darmain / tfm / Mejbri /Mata /Chong



    Should be good enough for the early stages
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    Bestietom Full Member

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    We can't wrap players in cotton wool. Play the best team for each game.
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    Massive Spanner Thinks Geoff Shreeves has one

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    Realistically we'd only get 3rd or 4th in the PL so why the hell would we give the Europa such low priority? We should be aiming to win the thing, but obviously rotate against the weaker teams.

    i'd take the Europa + CL footie over 4th + CL footie any day.
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    AJ Bullet New Member

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    Some players we have to though, we are one Pogba injury away or Maguire injury from being a midtable team, because of our demented and lop sided transfer policies in the summer.
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    The Man Himself asked for a tagline change and all I got was this.

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    I will want to play it bit safe early on, say in first 3 matches and play strong team. Maybe with 4-5 changes to first XI but not totally different XI. Secure the progress and then play youngsters more. Also depends on what kind of draw we get.
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    neilv93 New Member

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    I like the look of Garner but I don't think he'll be that near the first team this season.
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    Does anyone know when the group stage draw is?
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    JJ12 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    Id try and rest the key players for the group stage and then look at playing the key players in the knock out. If there are players who have impressed during the group stages they deserve a chance in knock out.
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    Havak Pokemon master

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    Not until August 30th and our first match won't be until September 19th.