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Let's quickly move on to this important match ....

United could have beaten City with two penalties ....

And a Tevez goal that the linesman got wrong.....

Plus the Michael Carrick goal...

United must concentrate on this match ....

They get over confident that they will win the match against City....

Let's hope they concentrate now on this match ...

ManUtd 2-0 win.....

Tevez, ronaldo
 

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dont make excusees we were shit they desereved it
this is essential match now it looks like were going 5 points behind in the race
got to be wining in other competitions
mon united
can this match go to extra time or will it go to replay .....
 

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bring them on . its just the game to get them back concentrating . lets hope fergie doesnt use todays starting midfield or we will be battered
 

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Best way to get back in the swing of things will be from a victory against Le Arse.
This will be a very tough game and the players have got to prove their worth.
Its tough to predict this one. Maybe a 1-1 Im thinking and a replay, which wouldnt be ideal but this will be one of our toughest matches of the season.
At least its in Old Trafford. We need to get the bitter taste of todays game well and truly out of the mouth. Roll on saturday.
 

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I want this team to start.

VDS
Bown - Rio - Vidic - Evra
Ronaldo - Hargreaves - Anderson - Park
Tevez - Rooney​

Bench: TK, O'Shea, Carrick, Scholes, Giggs

The Hargreaves & Anderson partnership worked very well at the Emirates, so i am very confident it will again.
I choose Park as Giggs is off-form and Nani would get lost in this game imo.

If we play that, and play lile we can (ie the opposite of the last few weeks) i reckon we'll win 2-0. Rooney & Tevez the scorers.
 
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hafiz_shukri00391 said:
Let's quickly move on to this important match ....

United could have beaten City with two penalties ....

And a Tevez goal that the linesman got wrong..... So you didn't watch the match them? tevez was about 4 or 5 yards offside.
Plus the Michael Carrick goal...

United must concentrate on this match ....

They get over confident that they will win the match against City....

Let's hope they concentrate now on this match ...

ManUtd 2-0 win.....

Tevez, ronaldo
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i hope that united will be able to find that composure and that winning attitude within them. I'm pretty sure that united can do it. It's not impossible. I am confident that united will be able to do it. I just hope our boys will be as confident as I am.

i can see united coming back strongly from this defeat and doing well against arsenal. United has a good record of bouncing back from defeat and they will have to prove it against arsenal.

Cmon united.. u can do it
 

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hafiz_shukri00391 said:
But the ball hit ManCity player so Tevez was not offside Zuco......

Even I would say ManCity defence and goalkeeping were absolutely great in that match...
Deflections don't count. If the ball had been passed back by the City player then Tevez would not have been offside.

It'll probably be a really tight game against Arsenal. The first goal will be absolutely crucial and I wouldn't be surprised if the game finished 1-0.

Before yesterday I thought we were unbeatable at Old Trafford. Now I'm not as confident. I'm still hopeful we can win though.
 

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Nobody is invincible at home or anywhere - players have to fight for their rewards, we are no exception.
Except for Chelsea ;)

What is it now? 4 years since they lost at home?

It'd be so sweet to end that run when we go to the Bridge later in the season :D

Have Arsenal lost at the Emirates yet? I'm not sure. :confused:
 

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dont make excusees we were shit they desereved it
this is essential match now it looks like were going 5 points behind in the race
got to be wining in other competitions
mon united
can this match go to extra time or will it go to replay .....

I agree that City were the better side, but I dont quite agree that united are out of the competition just yet. Anything can happen. It has happened in the past too.

For me, United are still in it and I trust that united will do their very best till the end.
 

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Yeah, West Ham is the only team thus far to have won at the Emirates. We nearly changed that... Anyway, we need to win this game. We need this swing in momentum. This game could change the season. If we win, we go to Lyon with confidence, and knowing we have what it takes, as we just beat Arsenal. Arsenal then have to host Milan, which is no easy task, harder than us traveling to Lyon I believe. This span could see them go from "Arsenal 4 treble!" To "Arsenal 4 prem!" Especially after our last couple of performances, we need to step up for this game. Hopefully Blackburn will do us a favor today, but I'm not counting on it. For this, I say start Anderson and Hargo. Scholes and Anderson in the middle will just clash. Right now, if anything, replace Giggs with Park, not Nani. I hope Anderson starts, and I want Rooney and Anderson to score this game. I think they have tons of goals in them, and they just need to get that first, relatively speaking for Rooney, and then they'll start flowing.
 

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I think Arsenal would be a good cure for our bad-performance sickness. After the "Old Trafford disaster", fortunately, Arsenal gives us a chance to prove our long lasting pride and class and to chase away any unfaithful notion.
Despite our deplorable performance against City, I still have a strong confidence that we're gonna beat Arse.
If not a win to United, I will ban myself from this interesting forum until next season, I SWEAR!
 

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Think we have covered all grounds, if not, at least most grounds in the post-match thread of the Citeh game. So I shall just add, but perhaps more likely, emphasise on a few points for this still-pre-match thread...

I am still gutted over yesterday's game and extremely disappointed with our players (of course we all know we should be behind them etc) when I read Giggs' post-match comments. Infuriating. So after all the historical education in the video room, the thereafter chest-pumping, war cries and promises to win it for the Babes blah blah blah, the players simply "just didn't turn up"?!? So the question that came to my mind was if not for this occasion, when will they then actually "turn up"?!! It is not like flicking a switch at will, mind you.

Something is apparently not right somewhere with our players' psyche, mentality and attitude, I sometimes suspect. I hope it is as Queiroz claimed it is indeed the midweek internationals that is to be blamed; hopefully solely. Giggs also reminded that we can't afford to drop further points and Carrick chipped in with comfort words that we can still win the league. Right... For crying out, who doesn't know the mathematical implications? But what matters most is where were they when it mattered most; post-match resolutions are just useless, repeating the entire vicious cycle. Until this suspicion is cleared up, I fear the worst for the Arsenal game and more prominantly, for the season. Related too is the hair-tearing self-destruct phenomenon we have when taking a slender lead - the sit-back-and-defend-for-dear-life mentality - which threw away sweet victories over Arsenal in recent encounters. Let's hope it won't happen again this time.

I would also like to repeat myself here about the suitability and balance of the combination in central midfield. Scholes/Carrick/Anderson with Hargreaves should be the most viable option we have, implying that Hargreaves should always play whenever fit. He is our Makelele, unglamorous and underrated perhaps, but the one that does all the dirty, quiet work that is often not recognised unfortunately. He was England's best player in the last World Cup - tenacious in tackling and ball winning, nothing fanciful but simple distribution, boundless energy to spare, sitting back and protecting the back four nicely. I remain convinced he is doing this for us now, despite his injury-plagued first season with us, and thus not as effective as it could have been. Most important of all, we need him to sit back and allow either Scholes, Carrick or Anderson the peace of mind to join in the offence, bearing in mind that none of the 3 are natural defensive midfielders.

Now for Scholes and Giggs.

For all his footballing brain, Scholes is no longer the Scholes we knew. Decidedly slow, lacks bite and intensity, no longer pops up in the box to score as once feared, and just contented now to stay behind to spray passes. He may have marshalled the Portsmouth game well but against stiffer opposition in Spurs and Citeh, he struggled and was largely anonymous.

And Giggs cuts a forlorn figure these days with sporadic brilliance only. He has lost his pace, often guilty of giving away the ball cheaply or drift once too often into the middle of the park, causing us to lose our bite in the left flank and more importantly, to lose our shape. We hardly see him playing now as a left wing should, bursting down the flank to spread the play.

Don't get me wrong. They still have the experience and know-how, and are still capable of a moment of magic to seal the game for us. The point is perhaps it is high time for them to come in only as a late substitute when there are enough tired legs for them to flick on the switch to do the maximum damage.

Anderson and Nani? I still believe they are the natural replacements, although I feel terribly let down and embarrassed, especially the latter, after blowing their trumpets so loudly. Perhaps they were a bit overrawed by the significance of the occasion in the Citeh game or just plain off-colour. But their talents are undeniable and they will come good, given enough time and exposure.

My line-up would thus be:

VDS
Brown---Ferdinand---Vidic---Evra
Ronaldo---Anderson---Hargreaves---Nani/Park
Rooney---Tevez​

May the boys really meant what they say all season and do us proud. And first thing first, what can be better than stuffing out Arsenal.
 

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nice eleven.

Here is my formation:

´´´´´´´´´´´´Van Der Sar

Brown´´´´´´Ferdinand´´´´Vidic´´´´´Evra

´´´´´´´´´´´´Hargreaves

´´´´´´´Anderson´´´´´´´´´´´´´´Nani

´´´´´´´´´´´<-- C.Ronaldo -->

´´´´´´Rooney´´´´´´´´´´C.Tevez


I think every game has different conditions, and i believe United will reach to victory against gunners.
 
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