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Im hoping we have rio and berba fit. My Line-Up would be;
- - - - - - VDS - - - - - -
Neville - Rio - Vidic - Evra
Ron - Carrick - Giggs - Nani
- - - - - - - Rooney - - - -
- - - Berbatov - - - - - - -

Although if rio and berbatov aren't fit to play then evans and tevez. I hope Macheda is on the bench again he seems to be the match winner and lucky charm of late. Come on United!!!
 

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I think we will play with this :

--------------Vds----------------
-Oshea---Rio----Vidic------Evra--
-Ronaldo--Carrick-Scholes--Park--
------Berba--------Rooney-------

But... i'd like more this one:

-----------------Vds--------------
-Fletch---Rio-------Vida-----Evra--
-Ronaldo---Carrick---Giggs----Park-
------Berba-------------Rooney---

Result: 2-0
Scorers: Rooney [2]
 

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The thing that concerns me the most is our defense, the right back to be more specific. JOS is not in a great shape especially on Tuesday when our right side was the most vulnerable spot in the team. I think if the defense does its job than the attack will deliver
 

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Wonder if we can make the BELIEVE sign in there?


VDS
Nev-Evans/Rio(if fit)-Vida-Evra
CR7-Anderson-Scholes-Nani
Berba-Rooney

Subs to be used : Giggs, Carrick, Macheda:specool:

We need all available Portuguese/Brazilians:)
Macheda shouldn't be brought on earlier than the 75th minute ;)
 

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Wonder if we can make the BELIEVE sign in there?


VDS
Nev-Evans/Rio(if fit)-Vida-Evra
CR7-Anderson-Scholes-Nani
Berba-Rooney

Subs to be used : Giggs, Carrick, Macheda:specool:

We need all available Portuguese/Brazilians:)
Macheda shouldn't be brought on earlier than the 75th minute ;)
Hopefully not :rolleyes:

Neville won't play 2 games in a week - O'Shea will start.
Scholes won't play 2 games in a week - Carrick will start.

Why shouldn't Macheda be brought on earlier than 75mins? The longer he's on the more impact he can have. He came on 60mins against Villa.
 

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This would be my formation.

VDS

O'Shea Rio/Evans Vidic Evra

Ronaldo Fletcher Giggs Nani

Rooney Berbatov



Carrick has been uninspiring lately. Hence Giggs plays in midfield along with Fletcher who is a big game player and adds bite to the midfield. Although I was tempted to put Park ahead of Nani, the fact that we have to score made me go ahead with Nani on the left flank. I don't think I have explain the attack and the defense as it obvious and the most likely.

I would like to see Macheda entering the fray at some point of the game, especially if we're desperate for goals. Rooney can play wide left then.

The first goal would be vital. I feel the team that scores the first goal will go through to the next round. My prediction is a 1-1 draw. I sincerely hope that would not be the case.
 

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Never does me any harm :D

------------------VDS-------------------

O'Shea--------Rio------Vidic---------Evra---

Ronaldo-----Fletch------Carrick-----Giggs---

---------Berbatov----------Rooney-----------

Giggs & Roo to interchange.

I have a bad feeling we will get knocked out. Ive had it all week.
I think 1-1, but lets hope to **** Im wrong.
You are wrong ,
The correct result is Porto 1-2 Man United ;)

And I like this line-up.
 

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hopefully not :rolleyes:

Neville won't play 2 games in a week - o'shea will start.
Scholes won't play 2 games in a week - carrick will start.

Why shouldn't macheda be brought on earlier than 75mins? The longer he's on the more impact he can have. He came on 60mins against villa.


why not??
 

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--------------Vds----------------
-Oshea---Rio----Vidic------Evra--
-Ronaldo--Carrick-Scholes--Park--
------Berba--------Rooney-------

Prediction:
1-2
Rooney
Ronaldo
 

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* This is a do-or-die match in which we have no alternative but to be at our utmost offensive. There is nothing to lose anymore.

* Looking at the starting lineup against Sunderland, the missing players that could feature are Fletcher, Evra, Giggs and Ronaldo. Hence I would expect them to start against Porto.

* Rio is already reported to be in training but whether he can make it or not remains a question mark. No matter as Evans should slot in nicely. I don't expect Gary to be playing since he played against Sunderland and not expected to be playing again so soon, aside from a forgettable first leg. It should be JOS to fill.

* To win the game, we first need to press hard to win the ball to begin with. The only midfielder that presses hard most doggedly and has the most industry in the middle of the park now is our unlikely hero, Fletcher. Scholes should be out for identical reasons as Gary. No point for Park to shore up things a bit. Carrick has been quiet lately and may not feature imo. Also Giggs' experience and being more offensive-oriented could be vital in this must-win tie so I suspect he might be taking over from Carrick in a 4-4-2 outfit. That would leave Rooney taking up the left position again as I suspect all the big four will be thrown in the fray.

* Tevez with Berbatov if the latter is fit. By now, no surprise that Macheda should always be on the bench in case all else fails.

* If Berbatov still have a bad ankle, Rooney should move upfront to partner Tevez, with Giggs moving to the left midfielder and Carrick slotting in alongside Fletcher.

* But don't be too surprised if Rooney remains on the left midfield position, Giggs remains in the middle to support the offence and... Macheda making his full debut, coming in directly for Berbatov too.

* Just my imagination; yours is as good as mine...

* Preferred lineup:

---VDS---

---JOS---Vidic---Rio/Evans---Evra---

---Ronaldo---Fletcher---Giggs---Rooney---

---Berbatov---Tevez---​

* Contingency lineup (if Berbatov can't make it):

---VDS---

---JOS---Vidic---Rio/Evans---Evra---

---Ronaldo---Fletcher---Carrick---Giggs---

---Rooney---Tevez---​

* Wildcard lineup (if Berbatov can't make it and Macheda making his dream full debut):

---VDS---

---JOS---Vidic---Rio/Evans---Evra---

---Ronaldo---Fletcher---Giggs---Rooney

---Macheda---Tevez---​
 

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I cant wait to see us be the first english club that won there
i wish i had your confidence
we need rio to be fit
ronaldo to step up for the mark
and our defence to play like they are the best in europe
then wen have a chance if that ont happen then there is no hope
 
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