PBP: EPL - Manchester United FC vs Manchester City FC - Apr 24 , 2019 [R]

Discussion in 'Manchester United' started by Ruud v.Nistelrooy 10, Apr 22, 2019.

  1. Ruud v.Nistelrooy 10

    Staff Member

    Manchester United
    Jamaica
    Jun 4, 2006
    Krolva District (クロルバ区)
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Jamaica
    [​IMG]vs [​IMG]

    Competition: English Premier League
    Venue: Old Trafford
    Time: 16:30 (BST), 11:30 (EST)
    Channels: Sky Sports Main Event(UK), Sky Sports Premier League(UK), MUTV(UK), Telemundo Deportes En Vivo(US), NBC Sports Live(US), NBCSN(US), TSN 1(Canada), TSN 4(Canada), Flow Sports Premier(JA), SuperSport 3 Africa(Zambia)

    Manchester United injuries: Valencia (knock), Bailly (head), Jones (knock), Herrera (muscle)
    Manchester City injuries: Bravo (achilles), De Bruyne (muscle)

    Manchester United last 6: W-L-L-W-L-L
    Manchester City last 6: W-W-L-W-W-W

    Manchester United last result: 4-0 away loss to Everton
    Manchester City last result: 1-0 home win over Tottenham Hotspur

    Manchester United league standing: 6th
    Manchester City league standing: 2nd

    Last League Encounter: 3-1 away loss at Etihad (Nov 2018)

    Manchester United last starting XI (3-4-1-2):
    de Gea(c), Lindelöf, Smalling, Jones, Dalot, Matić, Fred, Pogba, Martial, Rashford, Lukaku

    Manchester City last starting XI (3-4-2-1):
    Ederson, Walker, Stones, Laporte, Zinchenko, De Bruyne, Gündoğan, Foden, Silva, Sterling, Agüero(c)

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    OK... so what now?
     
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  2. MizzouMUFC

    MizzouMUFC Member+

    Apr 10, 2010
    Places
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
  3. Ashur

    Ashur Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    May 31, 2015
    Another time, another place
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The one positive we can take for at this point from the hammering at Goodison, is that it's reasonable to expect some type of reaction at the Manchester Derby. Whether it's enough to beat them in the end remains to be seen, but we only need to remember last seasons' game at the Etihad, where we pretty much rolled them over, after they dominated the first half and delayed their title win (if only by a week).
     
  4. incighte

    incighte Red Card

    May 1, 2016
    Rumors the the players fell out with one another pretty heavy after the match. On top of that, another rumor that the players were lambasted again today while watching a breakdown of the game film.
     
  5. Ashur

    Ashur Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    May 31, 2015
    Another time, another place
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Did you expect any different following a game where everyone was complete shit and got humiliated in the process? It's close to certain they were at each other's throats after the game.
    It's not the worst thing and it shows they do care ultimately. And as long as they got it out of their systems and put it behind them, they can get back to work and get ready for City and basically 4 cup finals/must win games.
     
  6. Ruud v.Nistelrooy 10

    Staff Member

    Manchester United
    Jamaica
    Jun 4, 2006
    Krolva District (クロルバ区)
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Jamaica
    both of those are good. if no one cared a jot then no reason to fall out with anyone.

    they deserve to be lambasted. quite frankly reacting here shouldn't warrant any praise either because quite frankly it's come 2 games too late.

    should have fxcking reacted in leg 2
     
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  7. LA. MAN UNITED

    LA. MAN UNITED Member+

    May 22, 2006
    New Orleans
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    We couldn't beat Shiteh now even if we fcking tried, which sadly is a stretch at this point.
     
  8. JamesA

    JamesA Member+

    Dec 7, 2004
    Victoria
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Don't agree.

    There are 2 things I think we can say about this team for sure, both related.

    There are soft. And they are manic.

    It genuinely would not surprise me to actually see us show up on Wednesday and get a result.

    We have our talent issues in certain areas, but on their day, this team can beat anyone. I truly believe that. But that's because it's all in attitude, application and consistency.

    It's whether the players choose to show up is the question.
     
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  9. Chaz Striker

    Chaz Striker Member+

    Jul 26, 2005
    Denver
    Play the yutes
     
  10. Ashur

    Ashur Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    May 31, 2015
    Another time, another place
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    It's been confirmed by Pep that KDB will be out injured for tomorrow's game.
     
  11. jeff070

    jeff070 Member+

    Dec 31, 2004
    PA
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Lebanon
    Step the f*ck up.
     
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  12. jeff070

    jeff070 Member+

    Dec 31, 2004
    PA
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Lebanon
    Alright. My pick for the 11 tomorrow looks like this:

    De Gea

    Dalot (I'd risk him there)/Darmian
    Lindelof
    Jones
    Shaw

    Pogba (8)
    McT (6)
    Lingard (8)

    Martial (LW)
    Rash (CF)
    Lukaku (RW)
     
  13. J'can

    J'can Member+

    Jul 3, 2007
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Fred should play and your lineup is mostly shit
     
  14. Ashur

    Ashur Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    May 31, 2015
    Another time, another place
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Pep may be speaking some truth about the mystique of OT having lost some its potency in recent years, but that should be motivation for both the players and fans alike to bring it in tomorrow's game.
     
  15. Ashur

    Ashur Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    May 31, 2015
    Another time, another place
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The XI for tomorrow needs to be as followed:
    ------------------------Dave
    -----Darmian Smalling Lindelöf Shaw
    -------Fred------McTominay-----Pogba
    --------Lingard----Rashford-----Martial

    Smalling and Lindelöf have been our best central defensive partnership. Not sure why on earth you'd break that up, particularly to bring Jones in. We've seen the results of it this past weekend and we're facing an incredible attack tomorrow, with viable threats all over the place.
    That's why I chose to go with Darmian at RB: Dalot, as good as he is going forward, still is very mediocre defensively and whether it's vs Raz or Sane, he'll be in for a long game. We know about AY: won't be surprised to see Ole pick him, again but let's hope he's learned his lesson.
    The front 6 really picks itself IMO: McTominay has done nothing wrong to be dropped and should have started vs Everton. With Herrera still not available, Fred is a clear choice to star as well in midfield with Pogs.
    Upfront, none of our options are optimal at the moment or in great form, but I'd go with that 3, with hopes that their workrate, movement and especially pressing ability gives City's backline something to think about.
    Calling once again for Greenwood, at the very least, to be on the bench in that game. Might have others as well, but he, at minimum, has to be available, as far as I'm concerned.
     
  16. jeff070

    jeff070 Member+

    Dec 31, 2004
    PA
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Lebanon
    Fred yes. But Matic Lingard Young should not step foot on the field.
     
  17. Chaz Striker

    Chaz Striker Member+

    Jul 26, 2005
    Denver
    Why do people keep putting Darmian in their lineups? Dalot should start.
     
  18. Sofabloke

    Sofabloke Member+

    Dec 24, 2003
    Mu
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Dalot looks good going forward, but clearly has work to do defensively. Looks like the managers and coaches have come to that conclusion also given he has often started further forward.

    He won't improve at RB without games, however City with Sterling at LWF in current form would not be the right place to start IMO.

    But then don't know how much I care about winning this game given our likely top 4 chances and the fact it will help 'pool to the EPL title :)
     
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  19. Chaz Striker

    Chaz Striker Member+

    Jul 26, 2005
    Denver
    Sterling has been playing RWF I thought?
     
  20. Ashur

    Ashur Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    May 31, 2015
    Another time, another place
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sterling has been playing on the left, with B. Silva primarily on the right... And if somehow, Pep was inclined to change and put Sterling back on the right, Sane comes in on the left. Either player would be a nightmare for a player currently as poor as Dalot is defensively.
     
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  21. jeff070

    jeff070 Member+

    Dec 31, 2004
    PA
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Lebanon
    You can say my name if you got something to say lol.

    Dalot makes a lot of mistakes under pressure plus he is asked to provide attacking threat and defensive security, that takes a lot of experience on the pitch. Not the right scenario. He will be exposed.
     
  22. zaqualung

    zaqualung Member+

    Jun 17, 2015
    San Francisco
    Club:
    Liverpool FC

    Sane is wayy more of a nightmare than Sterling ....
     
  23. Chaz Striker

    Chaz Striker Member+

    Jul 26, 2005
    Denver
    I want no more dealings with you, sir. Good day.
     
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  24. J'can

    J'can Member+

    Jul 3, 2007
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Wtf?? :confused:
     
  25. Gilma1990

    Gilma1990 Member+

    Jul 30, 2015
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It doesn’t really matter who’s in the starting 11. We are going to get smashed.

    I have to say it’s pretty amazing how City is likely to win the league despite missing their best player for most of the season
     

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