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CONFIRMED LINE-UP: Chelsea vs United

De Gea, Rafael, Evans, Vidic, Evra, Valencia, Carrick, Jones, Young, Januzaj, Welbeck.

Bench: Lindegaard, Giggs, Smalling, Hernandez, Cleverley, Fletcher, Kagawa.

Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Ramires, David Luiz, Willian, Oscar, Hazard, Eto’o

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26 Comments

  1. Oubay Esbel says:

    Didn’t Moyes say Young was injured with Nani and that’s why he kept Zaha from loaning him!!!!

  2. Mitch Kramer says:

    first, etc. lets ruin mou’s streak

  3. Mitch Kramer says:

    i wonder if januzaj or young will be playing behind welbz? i’d have to guess januzaj with a bit of swapping going on during play, kagawa kid likely to come on for young who i don’t think is 100% match fit. not gonna lie, would’ve preferred to see kagawa in behind welbz and januzaj out wide from the start… didn’t we learn that this works last time out??

  4. Blacksocks says:

    Great to see Jones back from injury and Rafael fit to play despite reports he wouldn’t make it. surprised at the inclusion of Ashley Young – hope he proves me wrong and lashes in a goal from 20 yards! Bench looks strong too.

    Chelsea team looks very strong going forward but the pace and running with the ball abilities of the United forwards will hopefully cause them problems. We saw against Liverpool they can be drawn into making some very rash tackles and I just hope the ref is on our side if we see more of that today.

  5. UnitedFaithful says:

    Hope Young and Jones aren’t rushed,would have liked to see Kagawa
    Come on United

  6. Only 1 Utd says:

    Young must be as good as Ronaldo in trainin

  7. UnitedFaithful says:

    As long as the lads show the will and determination the result doesn’t matter,they have to prove that Fergie wasn’t the only reason they played together as a team.Chelsea will be up for this one.Hope we take the game to them.

  8. wayne barker says:

    Maureen going with two holding midfielders in Ramires and Luiz only one attacker,fuck me he’s a boring cunt just shows you he doesn’t rate Cahill and Captain Cunt feels the need to protect them

  9. UnitedFaithful says:

    Get inn Jones,hope he tears the likes of Hazard and Willian a new one,his presence was missed against the big guns

  10. wayne barker says:

    Young is in for his work rate teams have been working our left hand side badly lately it’s been our Achilles heel for most of the season

  11. Blacksocks says:

    Maureen has always been about safety first and I would rather face Et’o than Torres – that for me is a strange decision. If United can counter-attack with pace and good dribbling we can cause them problems.

    That said Chelski are rightly favourites going into this match, they have the form, their best players fit and confidence. make no mistake, if United win today it would not only be an upset but also their (and Moyes’s) biggest win of the season by some margin.

  12. Hashir says:

    I have backed Moyes since he started here at Old Trafford and I am gonna keep my patience with him and totally agree that he should be given time
    But WHY play Ashley Young who is just returning from injury and bench Shinji who along with Januzaj and Welbeck was probably the best player we had on the pitch against Swansea.

    Ashley Young better put in a good shift or Moyes must take the blame.

  13. Only 1 Utd says:

    @Wayne Barker
    Yh cos we’ve got Carrick and Jones(centre back)in midfield so that makes us really exciting.

  14. wayne barker says:

    i rate Ramires but Luiz is a bit of a clown terrible at picking men up and normally has a mistake or two in him.Yeah as far as i’m concerned Eto is passed his prime and Willian hasn’t shown much what i’ve seen of him,pundits go on and on about how strong Rent Boys are but i seriously don’t see it,have a strong midfield and nothing else

  15. Alban Gojani says:

    Why Evans, oh God why.If Smalling is available play him goddammit

  16. wayne barker says:

    Only 1Utd my point is mate Rent Boys are at home and Utd have key injuries so you’d think Maureen would field an attack minded side instead of a defensive one.I’ve no problems with Carrick and Jones in midfield,if Jones can mark Ronnie out of a game he can do the same with Hazard which is Rent Boy’s main creative flow

  17. sir matt martin says:

    Young must be Messi in training, wat ever hwppn to kagawa. The mind boggles.

  18. wayne barker says:

    It’s probably going to a physical game which doesn’t suit Kagawa and Chelsea use Ivanovic to overlap so Young is playing to close him down

  19. dannysoya LOVES USAIN BOLT says:

    For Christ’s sake how on earth has Young started this game ahead of kagawa? What is Young doing in training? Also dissappointed that Fletcher hasn’t started this one. He definitely should have started this game and Jones should have started alongside Vidic in defense. UGH. Well no use bitching now. Please put in a respectable performance at least

  20. ND7910 says:

    Zaha is not even on the bench :-( ! And why no Fletcherinooo?

  21. Mark Reid says:

    Not sure what to make of this line up I guess we are looking to contain Chelseaand score on the break?

  22. rosskelly78 says:

    All I can say is joke! keep trying a cunt like young to zaha….. moyes is a fool the sooner everyone realizes the better.

  23. rosskelly78 says:

    can we afford 2 to 3 years for him to grow some balls and try to win a game! frustration from the boys at the end.

  24. The_red_devils says:

    ……………………….de gea………………………………………………………..raael……….jones………smalling…..evra

  25. The_red_devils says:

    ……………………….degea………………………….rafael……….jones……..smalling…..evra

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