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CONFIRMED LINE-UP: Arsenal vs United

De Gea, Da Silva, Smalling, Vidic, Evra, Carrick, Cleverley, Valencia, Rooney, Mata, van Persie.

Bench: Ferdinand Hernandez Young Buttner Fellaini Januzaj Lindegaard

Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Arteta, Wilshere, Rosicky, Cazorla, Ozil, Giroud

Bench: Fabianski, Jenkinson, Monreal, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Podolski, Sanogo, Bendtner

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40 Comments

  1. Akshay Joshi says:

    cleverley again !!!! just cannot believe…

  2. mario.kundert@gmx.net says:

    Thank god no ashley young!!!!

  3. edcunited1878 says:

    Sayonara Shinji Kagawa….Ashley Young > Shinji Kagawa = Defeatist David Moyes.

  4. dannysoya LOVES USAIN BOLT says:

    For some strange reason, I’m sort of pleased he’s started Cleverley. I promise not to nitpick on him tonight. I’ll just let him play. PLEASE put in a good performance Tom. Please.

    I see Januzaj’s not started again. Honestly i’m tired of complaining about starting line-ups. Not like it makes any difference. Our manager is extremely strongheaded and stubborn. Please just put in a good performance and hopefully we can get something out of the game today.

    My Crosscount for this one is 42. We might not even get up to that as Arsenal will dominate possession. We just have to pick our spots and make them count.

  5. murssheed says:

    Moyes must have hold a grudge against Shinji Kagawa. I hope he will lose today and get sacked. Fuck him for destroying the career of a very talented player

  6. RDK says:

    Looks like another flat 4-4-2. Always deceives that it could be 4-2-3-1 but Mata will stick out wide all night and ball after ball will be pumped in. Just hope we can nick a result as Southampton are creeping up on us now.

  7. Akshay Joshi says:

    where the hell is kagawa !!!

  8. AndyKong says:

    442 again with Mata on the right wing… Why does Moyes not use creative players properly. He’s already ruined Kagawa’s confidence by doing that and pretty much driven him out of the club. I forsee a night of crosses being lumped into really windy conditions

  9. Ian Coverley says:

    Hang on Lads, we’ve not kicked off yet lets see how the game develops….

  10. Only 1 Utd says:

    Mata is on the left wing….

  11. Only 1 Utd says:

    Expect Januzaj,Young and Fellaini to be hauled on wen we’re behind in the 75th minute.

  12. TopRed123 says:

    Prepare yourselves for the roughest drinking game out there…
    Take a shot every time a Manchester United players crosses the ball.
    Take two shots every time Valencia hits a low cross that hits the first defender in the shin.

  13. Ian Coverley says:

    Wow, 39 different starting line ups in 39 games….!

  14. GingerPrince18 says:

    Good line up and I hope we will go for the win as I see Arsenal have no one to protect their back 4. We should use the absence of Flamini to exploit Arsenal defense. Hope Moyes and the boys will have luck on their side. We have been missing our luck since the start of the season. And please no more silly defensive error.

  15. Akshay Joshi says:

    if we consistently play rooney kagawa mata behind rvp giving them time to gel… they cud really be good… rooney coming in frm left is absolutely devastating…

  16. Unagi says:

    I understand debating after the game…

    But panic before?

    Come on.

  17. Nemzkorir says:

    I hope luck will be on our side today

  18. Nemzkorir says:

    As for cleverly I hope he proves people wrong

  19. Fletch™ says:

    Ian :lol: Too right mate! :lol:

    While yer all bitchin and moanin…. read our fearless leader (That’s Woody in this case)
    Spouting bull about our summer plans.

    3 out, 3 in this summer then?

    Waiting for Lewandowski. See how he makes out shoved out on the wing! ;)

    Come on United! We can do this!

  20. Zana Catharsis says:

    No point in complaining about the starting lineup.really its something we can only criticize retrospectively, specially in big games.what worries me much this season though is that we don’t have enough time to study our opponents from a tactical point of view.too much bad results and the pressure piling up both on the manager and coaching staff and finally the players are incredibly tremendous.this will certainly affect the performance on the pitch and the level of mentality and hence lack of progressive evolution in the level of our game.in a certain way I do agree with much constructive and rational critics toward Moyes in the blog so far.but its really frustrating because I am supporting Manchester united and I should not be an indirect cause of dismantling the players potential.this is a hard time facing our club and we should stick together and collect extra spirit for the team.its right to criticize the manager but not to a point that we lose the faith in the club.as they say time will solve many things, let us stick to the higher causes of this club rather than our individual desire, we had bad moments before, perhaps I admit situation of this season is very bad.but we can comeback.

  21. kiwwi says:

    somebody tell Moyes, that Mata is not a winger for 4-4-2 formation, that we need 4-2-3-1 formation, somebody tell him Januzaj is one of our best players and Mata didn’t came to replace him, somebody tell him that he can drop Valencia and Young for the same time and somebody tell him that Kagawa have to be at least on the bench

    ffs :(

  22. Zana Catharsis says:

    Btw I used to be andromeda here but I couldn’t log in with my previous name.hope someone can help me here how can I retain my previous username!anyone from the old mates here?

  23. Fletch™ says:

    FYI to all you illiterates ( Present company excepted I am sure)

    Mata IS A WINGER
    Plays wing for Spain, Played wing for Valencia

    Quoted as adoring Giggs because “HE PLAYS MY POSITION”

    Mata can play at least 3 positions. That is why we bought him. He is class.

    Now behave you lot! and try to enjoy the game would you. ;)

  24. Zana Catharsis says:

    Good point Fletch mate.I think Mata can play many positions and winger in certainly one of them.

  25. Redfrog says:

    Gutted for Januzaj…

  26. Mark Reid says:

    Come on lads 3 2 make me a few quid,if not any win will do.United score first Arsenal equalize then go one up Rooney equalizer And Mata with the winner can’t see it playing out any other way United United United.

  27. Aaron Soares says:

    feel bad for Kagawa . hope we find a way to use him at no10 . we need a very good defensive performance , not worried about the attacking , time will gel them together . GGMU

  28. VolatileKid says:

    They started the match with a long ball

  29. TheAdamSegal says:

    And that’s why we are in 7th. We never make teams pay for mistakes

  30. Monica Bulker3 says:

    Cleverley is taking corners now. Lol wtf.

  31. Monica Bulker3 says:

    Valencia is one useless winger !

  32. Zana Catharsis says:

    There are indeed some new tactical touches in this match.and I really don’t agree with people saying we are only playing to cross the ball.

  33. Chris Joseph says:

    We are so slow on the break

  34. Nemzkorir says:

    Guys the tactics are working well, now we need to score and get results

  35. Aaron Soares says:

    lacking so many options when on the ball . Smalling and Valencia no clue on the ball . lol comon scrape through 0-1 and move on !

  36. Nemzkorir says:

    MATA can well be utilized behind strikers not where he is

  37. Dara Gilligan says:

    great pressing when losing possession. RVP should have put us up but we have been letting teams off all in all average stuff rooney looks frustrated would like januzaj coming on for rooney

  38. I dont like Welbeck says:

    English mentality
    valencia,young > kagawa & Nani
    cleverly> pogba & powel
    welbeck.> chicharito

    thats y ur national team is so shit

  39. Chris Joseph says:

    @fletch
    If mata is a winger he is the slowest one I’ve ever seen

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