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CONFIRMED LINE-UP: United vs Swansea (FA CUP)

Lindegaard; Smalling, Evans, Ferdinand, Buttner; Valencia, Fletcher, Cleverley, Kagawa; Welbeck, Hernandez

Bench: De Gea, Fabio, Anderson, Carrick, Giggs, Zaha, Januzaj

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17 Comments

  1. Only 1 Utd says:

    Not a great side at all.Why is Fabio still on the bench whilst Buttner gets a start?

  2. Dela says:

    Well, it’s good that Fletcher starts, but that’s quite a weakened team. Looking at the back, smalling at RB again, Ferdinand in the center, Buttner at LB… I don’t think a clean sheet is on the horizon.

    Fletcher starting is the good point for me. Interested to see the way Kagawa, Welbeck and Hernandez interchange because Hernandez can only really play one position… Welbeck can be used as a winger but he has been scoring so it’s more than likely that Kagawa will play on the left.

    Quite a different line-up to what we can expect to see in the league against Swansea next Saturday, that’s for sure.

  3. Only 1 Utd says:

    De Gea
    Fabio-Smalling-Evans-Buttner
    Carrick-Fletch
    Januzaj-Kagawa-Zaha
    Welbeck

    This would have been a much healthier side.
    It’s funny cos of the handful of times Fabio has started he’s look 100 times more accomplished than Smalling has at right back

  4. OJM says:

    I’m not one to be overly critical, but I cannot believe that Smalling starts at RB again! It irritates the hell out of me. I like him as a player and am convinced he can go on to be a really good CB, but it is as plain as day he isn’t a full back. What does Fabio have to do to get a game there???

  5. Only 1 Utd says:

    Expect moyes to move Valencia at RB and Januzaj infront when it all goes wrong.Its like he’s waiting to go behind rather than take the initiative right away. He needs to sort out his negative mindset cos it just doesn’t cut it at Utd

  6. Only 1 Utd says:

    At least we have Zaha,Januzaj and Carrick to come on if we fall behind(which wouldn’t suprise me in the slightest)

  7. Dela says:

    @only 1 utd – agreed on fabio, could have been used today. Unsure about Zaha, I’m not convinced he’s there yet, definitely has the raw talent though, maybe see him against Sunderland in a few days?

  8. Only 1 Utd says:

    @Dela
    Maybe he’s saving Fabio for Sunderland but I wouldn’t put money on it.

  9. Only 1 Utd says:

    I just can’t see Welbeck and Hernandez getting much suppor from midfield or full backs

  10. United says:

    I will support moyes until he is sacked or resigns however I have to be honest he has so far looked out of his depth. 1. The coaches brought in have dropped the training standards which shows on the pitch and the vast amount of injuries. 2. Tactically he is confused as he has had a negative style at everton while man utd has always been an attacking team and this is why the style and tactics are failing on the pitch due to confusion. Name me one player who managed to get over 20 league goals at Everton during his reign?. 3. His press handling skills have been cringing to watch he is so nervy and unconfident which again is energy that will transfer to the pitch. Example look at tim sherwoods interview before the spurs game how he was glowing with confidence using words like “we are looking to get a win here” he said it with such confidence and assurance it was energy transfered to the pitch. 4. He has no pedigree even in English football to attract big names, British or foreign.

  11. poey adam says:

    Again, Smalling at RB, what the hell is wrong with Moyes? Is he trying to wreck Fabio’s career? Cleverley, again? Is Anderson dead?

  12. Natalie Tyson says:

    Another nervous afternoon in store for United’s faithfull i fear, that defensve lineup does not fill me with much confidence and Hernandez and Kagawa together when last together against Norwich was woefull!
    A glimmer of light is that Swansea have their own problems and need to concentate on the league,
    ….Oh that sounds familiar!

  13. Natalie Tyson says:

    Like a Knife through butter AGAIN!!!

  14. reddevil says:

    any live feed guys ?????

  15. Natalie Tyson says:

    Camera turns to Empty stands and the sign ” The chosen one” OMG!
    Feel sorry for Moyes now, must be the loneliest man on earth completly out of his depth and worse, players severly shot of confidence in front of the old trafford fans.

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