Jump to content

Recommended Posts

7 minutes ago, Edingleyfox said:

If Albrighton is fit I think Rodgers  might start ahead of Barnes for his crossing ability and defensive quality/work rate.I have to say Barnes or Vardy vs Maguire would be interesting

 

I think Perez should start he has looked as good as anyone over the last few weeks.

 

Presume we are going for a back 4 after a back 3 has conceded so many in recent games? Problem is that even if we went a goal up with a minute to go I would be worried as happened against Watford so I think we will need a couple of goals whilst keeping them out.

 

At least we are underdogs hope that psychology works in our favour and takes a bit of weight off the shoulders.Think of it as a cup game keep our shape and be a bit more in their faces and hope for the best.

 

 

 

 

I think if Albrighton is healthy he starts ahead of Thomas, not Barnes.

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, Deeg67 said:

I think if Albrighton is healthy he starts ahead of Thomas, not Barnes.

I'd start the game with Albrighton on the left midfield with Thomas behind him. Bring Barnes on after 65 when we need to step up the morphine.

 

Schmeichel

 

Justin

Morgan

Evans

Thomas

 

Ndidi

Choudhury

 

Perez

Tielemans

Albrighton

 

Vardy

Link to post
Share on other sites

Schmeichel 

 

Justin

Morgan

Evans

Thomas

 

Barnes

Ndidi

Tielemans 

Albrighton

 

Perez

Vardy

 

I’d play Albrighton on the left, his experience and work rate will help Thomas out. Barnes on the right, one v one i think he has the beating of Williams. Perez supporting Vardy but dropping into midfield when needed. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Spudulike said:

There isn't a rule but you'll never have the emotion and feeling of pride that we had when winning the Premier League. You ought to try going to your local club and being amongst your own rather than taking second hand glory from another's club. They're not just called 'United', the first word is 'Manchester'. 

But we have Thai owners, who have adopted our fair Club & city..I

 

 

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Max Power said:

If Albrighton is fit he can have Bennett’s spot. Justin moves to right sided centre back in the 3-4-3.

Not a bad shout that and quite easily can change to a 4-3-3/4-2-3-1 at a drop of a hat too.

Link to post
Share on other sites

The only chance we've got is that football is a 'a funny ole game' (© greavsie) 

 

Man U overhaul a 14 point deficit. The Team they've chased down been total shite and injury ravaged

 

Winner takes all on the last day. 

 

(Except if Bennett and Thomas play. I'm afraid that's pushing the boundaries of credibility)

Link to post
Share on other sites
38 minutes ago, Ric Flair said:

Not a bad shout that and quite easily can change to a 4-3-3/4-2-3-1 at a drop of a hat too.

Think Justin’s mobility with their front three is important as well. Allows Wes to not get pulled out wide. 

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, PickledRick said:

Just joined the forum, timely as a Manchester United fan looking to amicably discuss with other fans on forums!

May I ask how you guys are feeling towards the big fixture on Sunday? Ideally we are in a stronger position but the way we've struggled against Southampton, Palace, West Ham and Chelsea, I really don't know anymore. Vardy and Barnes are in particular are huge threats. 

With a full strength side I would be cautiously optimistic but feel United will have far too much for us,expect a quick start and two goals down by ha!f time to quell any Utd nerves.No way will we keep a clean sheet but would have settled for Europa League at the start of the season, just hope we don't carry the present form over to the new season.

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, UpTheLeagueFox said:

The pressure is on MUFC.

Missing out on the CL would be huge for them.

Fifth would be (generally speaking) amazing for us.

It's a free hit in many ways.

Important to stay in the game as long as possible.

Let's see if this extraordinary season has one last sprinkle of magic left.

Man u played in midweek, they will be tired. We should run the legs off them. If we play a slow and methodical, it will be maximising man u's chances...

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd go

 Justin Morgan Evans Thomas

 Gray Ndidi Tielemans Barnes 

     Iheanacho Vardy

 

Justin and Thomas in their natural positions

 

Then look to bring Albrighton and Fuchs on, pushing Thomas forward, dropping Iheanacho for Mendy for extra midfield cover. Discipline, spoiling their passing with Vardy on Mcguire's shoulder looking for a cock up, and man marking Fernandes out the game is what's required. Oh, and have a nebuliser ready for Morgan, just to give him a boost every 20 minutes.

Edited by yorkie1999
Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, FOXSE said:

Man u played in midweek, they will be tired. We should run the legs off them. If we play a slow and methodical, it will be maximising man u's chances...

I think this is our opportunity. They do look a bit knackered. Are we able to impose ourselves physically and cover the  ability gap re their attack v our defence.  We could outrun and outfight them - that’s within our capabilities....: but at the same time, they could still pick us off if they get the rub of the green. Spurs got that last Sunday with the deflection .....

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
15 minutes ago, FOXSE said:

Man u played in midweek, they will be tired. We should run the legs off them. If we play a slow and methodical, it will be maximising man u's chances...

We've been knackered since Southampton. Think it's been 48-72 hours between games since with little or no rotation. 

Pogba, Bruno, Wan Bissaka, Rashford have all been off the boil (and DDG hasn't helped with his form). That points to an element of burnout (would be a different scenario if it's just one player who looks off the boil). The way to beat us right now is off the ball. Press us in our own half and you'll get joy.

That said by the time Sunday comes its 4 days rest for United, so we might look perkier again. 

Edited by PickledRick
  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, UpTheLeagueFox said:

The pressure is on MUFC.

Missing out on the CL would be huge for them.

Fifth would be (generally speaking) amazing for us.

It's a free hit in many ways.

Important to stay in the game as long as possible.

Let's see if this extraordinary season has one last sprinkle of magic left.

This part being the most important. Unfortunately last Sunday we all knew Spurs would score after 7 mins. I can see this week being the same sadly.

if we had Cags then I’d be more confident but we look so poor at the back lately

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
24 minutes ago, st albans fox said:

I think this is our opportunity. They do look a bit knackered. Are we able to impose ourselves physically and cover the  ability gap re their attack v our defence.  We could outrun and outfight them - that’s within our capabilities....: but at the same time, they could still pick us off if they get the rub of the green. Spurs got that last Sunday with the deflection .....

This is another rule change to assist the clubs with more top players to pick. 5 subs is more in their favour than ours. 

 

The odds are so stacked against us. 

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

Albrighton’s fitness is a big issue here. If he is fit it gives us some flexibility in team selection/formation, if he isn’t then we pretty much have to play all 3 of Morgan, Bennett and Thomas which is far from ideal for obvious reasons.

 

Realistically we are not going to line up with a back 4 with Barnes or Gray offering protection to Thomas but a fit Albrighton makes that more of an option. Alternatively we could play 3 at the back with Justin and Albrighton at wing back and not risk Thomas in such a big game. Or drop Bennett and have Justin at CB as others have suggested

Edited by ttfn
Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, adejo92 said:

As worrying as this fixture is, have to keep reminding myself that it is still ours to lose and Utd are more and beatable. 

 

I don't want to be relying on Chelsea's result. 

 

Best tactic is to forget Chelsea, in all likelihood they'll get at least a point anyway. Even if Wolves go a goal up we can't go into our shells defending a draw and put all our hopes on them. Fair enough if we're drawing and Wolves are a couple of goals up on the 80 min mark and then our strategy may change. 

 

It's all single percent chances scenarios hoping on Wolves beating Chelsea by a couple late on whilst we are drawing.

 

Forget Chelsea and just make this a shoot out between Man Utd and ourselves. We don't need to win it early and I'm more than happy to be 0-0 at the hour mark and start throwing a bit more caution to the wind from that point onwards. They're the team in 4th and with a CL spot to defend with tired legs, the pressure is all on them and they know that better than we know that. i just feel we've already blown it and now we have a second chance, we have nothing to lose and that makes us dangerous.

  • Like 3
Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, eddylcfc said:

IMO this is our strongest side given injuries and Cags’ Suspension...

 

Kasper

 

JJ

Morgan

Evans

Thomas

 

Ndidi

Tielemans

Praet

 

Perez

Vardy

Barnes

Yeah I like that team. 

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...