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Arsenal , who are at Portsmouth today, have made eight changes from the side that lost to United in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Looks like they're not too bothered about this game and are saving everyone for us.
 

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O'Shea, Vidic, Ferdinand*, Evra
Fletcher, Carrick, Anderson, Ronaldo
Rooney, Berbatov.

I have a feeling Park will start instead of Berbatov, but that's what I'd like to see. Ferdinand playing obviously depends on his fitness. I think I heard he's going to back in time though, so we'll see.
 

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--------------Van Der Sar

O'Shea----Ferdinand----Vidic----Evra

---------Fletcher-------Carrick
---------------Anderson

Ronaldo------------------------Rooney
---------------Berbatov

I think that will be the line up
 

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you read my mind :( haha! ya i reckon he will stick with the same team as last time expect Berba for Tevez! and maybe if we score an early goal he might consider bringing on Park at half time to keep it tight but thing is Rooney is doing what Park does but so more effectively by the fact he offers a threat so i don't see the point in it!whatever the team i really can't wait for this game :D
 

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------- van der Sar --------

---- Rafael ---- Rio ----- Vidic ---- O'Shea

------------- Carrick --------------

---- Ronaldo -----Anderson ----- Park

---------------- Rooney ------------

-------- Tevez --------------
 

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I'm sure it will be the same team that beat them in the 1st Leg.

Really looking forward to this game now, like every game until the end of the season.
But this is gonna be a brillant game and i'm very confident we will come through winners in the end.

Prediction: 1-1.
 

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* Looking at today's lineup against Boro, no prize for guessing Anderson, Fletcher and Carrick should be playing again in central midfield, and of course, Ronaldo.

* As we are having an advantage albeit slim in an away fixture and that we probably would be facing some amount of pressure from a desperate Arsenal, I would further guess we would be playing 4-5-1 with Rooney on the left again and probably Tevez as the lone striker rather than Berbatov for the obvious reason - work rate over composure of course.

* The only uncertainties would probably be the defence with Rio and perhaps even Evra being deemed unfit. Hope not.

* My lineup:

[If Evra is fit]
VDS; JOS, Vidic, Rio/Evans, Evra; Ronaldo, Anderson, Carrick, Fletcher, Rooney; Tevez.

[If Evra is unfit]
VDS; Rafael, Vidic, Rio/Evans, JOS; Ronaldo, Anderson, Carrick, Fletcher, Rooney; Tevez.

[Contingency]
.............................................; Ronaldo, Carrick, Fletcher, Rooney; Tevez, Berbatov.

[Further contingency]
.............................................; Ronaldo, Carrick, Giggs, Rooney; Tevez, Berbatov.
 

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It`s going to be a hard match but we have to close our defence well because arsenal will be looking for a way through & they do this very well, Rooney & ronaldo must counter attack very fast once we score we make it harder for them.

1-1
 

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The 2nd leg will be more competitive for United, it won't just be a stroll in the park like it was at Old Trafford, Arsenal at the Emirates are very hard to beat, we havn't beaten them there for a pretty long time, i think the best result for us that we could get is a draw, but i think if we score the first goal then there should be no problem in advancing to the final.

I predict a 2-2 draw.
 

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Let's make him eat his words...

channel4.com - Football Italia

Mourinho: Utd won't win trophy

Jose Mourinho has criticised old club Chelsea’s tactics, but is “100 per cent sure” Manchester United won’t win the Champions League.

The Inter boss was asked for his predictions on the competition by Sky Italia television this weekend.

I am 100 per cent sure Manchester will qualify, but who wins the other semi-final will then be Champion of Europe,” said the Special One.

United lead Arsenal 1-0 from the first leg at Old Trafford, although they wasted many opportunities to extend that advantage.

In the other semi, Chelsea held Barcelona to a 0-0 draw at the Nou Camp with tactics that many have called ‘catenaccio’ or even ‘anti-football.’

“Chelsea are my former club, it’s hard for me to talk about this,” mused Mourinho when pressed on this issue.

“They are physically the strongest side in the world, feel very comfortable when sitting back and did nothing to score in Barcelona, but looked like they could be there for hours and not concede.

“[With the 6-2 at Real Madrid on Saturday night] Barcelona proved what they can do playing away from home with more space, but Chelsea can be very dangerous from set plays.”
 

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--------------Van Der Sar

O'Shea----Ferdinand----Vidic----Evra

---------Fletcher-------Carrick
---------------Anderson

Ronaldo------------------------Rooney
---------------Berbatov

I think that will be the line up
Me too. We will pack the midfield and make it hard for Arsenal to play.
I see this finishing 1-1 or 2-1 to Arsenal with United going through.
 

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^I noticed that last game. I'm sure SAF and co are aware of this too so he'd better make sure he keeps his cool and doesn't make any rash challenges because he'll be a key player in the CL final... should we get there.
 
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