PBP: UCL - Manchester United FC vs FC Barcelona - Apr 10, 2019 [R]

Discussion in 'Manchester United' started by Ruud v.Nistelrooy 10, Apr 4, 2019.

  1. Gilma1990

    Gilma1990 Member+

    Jul 30, 2015
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think he’s implying that we have to bunker and hope to get lucky on the counter. We better finish our chances or otherwise it could be a long night
     
  2. benni...

    benni... BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 23, 2004
    Chocolate City
    Playing Smalling and Jones together in any set up doesnt seem like a good idea.
     
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  3. Chaz Striker

    Chaz Striker Member+

    Jul 26, 2005
    Denver
    Why on earth would he play 3 at the back? One thing ole has tried to do is play to our strengths. I’d hope he wouldn’t change systems in attempt of containing our opponent.
     
  4. MizzouMUFC

    MizzouMUFC Member+

    Apr 10, 2010
    Places
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Honestly, we need them to have an off game and for us to be very efficient on the counter. They're open to be attacked but if our midfield loses the battle in the middle we have no chance.
     
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  5. Sofabloke

    Sofabloke Member+

    Dec 24, 2003
    Mu
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Smalling is gonna have to watch himself with VAR watching him ...
     
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  6. MizzouMUFC

    MizzouMUFC Member+

    Apr 10, 2010
    Places
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Win or lose, I would love nothing more for one of those diving cnuts like Suarez to get sent off or at least get a yellow from throwing themselves to the ground.
     
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  7. Sofabloke

    Sofabloke Member+

    Dec 24, 2003
    Mu
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Just seen something interesting;

    Pub quiz question, name the nine (yes nine!) people who have represented both Barca and United?
     
  8. Holy__Joe

    Holy__Joe Moderator
    Staff Member

    Mar 31, 2007
    Manchester
    Club:
    Sporting CP Lisbon
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    Definitely can't get nine but mine would be.

    Pique, Zlatan, Hughes, Blanc, Larsson, Cruyff, Valdes
     
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  9. Holy__Joe

    Holy__Joe Moderator
    Staff Member

    Mar 31, 2007
    Manchester
    Club:
    Sporting CP Lisbon
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    Oh and our wonderful current no.7
     
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  10. benni...

    benni... BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 23, 2004
    Chocolate City
    Sanchez is another
     
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  11. Sofabloke

    Sofabloke Member+

    Dec 24, 2003
    Mu
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Clue - the last one isnt a player :)
     
  12. benni...

    benni... BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 23, 2004
    Chocolate City
  13. Sofabloke

    Sofabloke Member+

    Dec 24, 2003
    Mu
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    A Barca manager ....
     
  14. Ashur

    Ashur Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    May 31, 2015
    Another time, another place
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Van Gaal of course... although Mourinho is correct since was Robson’s translator then stayed as van Gaal’s assistant.
     
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  15. Sofabloke

    Sofabloke Member+

    Dec 24, 2003
    Mu
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Smalls was at the press conference, they asked him about Messi and he said he relishes the prospect and bring it on. Cant expect him to say much different really but is kinda funny in a way :)

    We have 5 players a yellow away from missing the away leg:

    Shaw, Young, Matic, Herrera, Valencia.

    Last two are out injured anyway, with Matic a maybe according to Ole.
     
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  16. incighte

    incighte Red Card

    May 1, 2016
    Shaw getting another booking is the biggest worry for me - if he can't play then Messi will have a ********ing field day
     
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  17. Father Ted

    Father Ted BigSoccer Supporter

    Manchester United, Galway United, New York Red Bulls
    Nov 2, 2001
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    Unfortunately I've got a really busy work day so I'll be avoiding all social media/tv/texts until later tonight. Enjoy it guys. 1-0 to us, Pogba to come alive and score on the big occasion!
     
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  18. J'can

    J'can Member+

    Jul 3, 2007
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    You have lost top red points. Where are your priorities man???
     
  19. Ashur

    Ashur Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    May 31, 2015
    Another time, another place
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Obviously expect Ole and Co to come up with their own gameplan, but I really hope that they will have watched Barca's games vs Roma last season to find some inspiration in how slowing them down. Roma were a bit lucky, especially at the Camp Nou, but they still end up beating them nonetheless. Showed no fear at home and just went after them. That's what I firmly believe we must do today to give ourselves any real chance.
     
  20. Gilma1990

    Gilma1990 Member+

    Jul 30, 2015
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I’m in the same situation as father ted. It’s going to be radio silence for me until I get to finish watching the game.
     
  21. J'can

    J'can Member+

    Jul 3, 2007
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Likewise :D

    I just wanted to bust his balls a little :confused:
     
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  22. Ashur

    Ashur Member+

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

    As Smalling said, bring it on! We're a longshot in this tie obviously, but we've got nothing to lose either.
     
  23. Ashur

    Ashur Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    May 31, 2015
    Another time, another place
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Early rumblings that Valverde will be looking to have Barca in a 4-4-2, (with Busquets, Rakitic, Artur and probably Vidal) designed specifically to crowd our midfield and man mark Pogba, the same way PSG did to us at OT. Not having a fit Herrera under those circumstances really sucks, if we're being completely honest...
     
  24. Ashur

    Ashur Member+

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

    Ashur Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    May 31, 2015
    Another time, another place
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I get that neither Jones or Rojo are that optimal solutions, but playing AY in a 3 men at the back formation, is worse to me. If this is a thing that Ole will persist with, I can't wait for Darmian to be back. Much better him playing there than AY ever would be.
    That aside, have no real issues with today's selections. Fingers crossed Rashford is fine and really good to go.
     

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