Astana at home

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    Alfie07
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    Hopefully he’ll take the opportunity to start a few kids. Rotate players a bit and give the fringe players a chance to shine.

    Would like to see Gomes get some time on the pitch.

    #1783648
    redblood
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    Who?

    #1783655

    happyhurling
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    Gomes

    #1783677
    killyboye
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    This crowd aren’t whipping boys, pushed Atletico all the way a few seasons back, they might even have drawn with them in the CL

    #1783679

    hookeddevil
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    Hopefully not too much rotation. Tuanzebe, Angel Gomes/Chong and Greenwood to start alongside 1st team players. Think more than that disrupts the team and makes it difficult for the youngsters coming in. If things are going well introduce a couple more youngsters.

    #1783712
    Alfie07
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    I’d expect Fred and Greenwood to start, possibly Chong too. Just then depends on how many players he wants to give minutes to. Tuanzebe hasn’t played much and Gomes hasn’t played at all (from memory).

    Injuries aren’t helping as you would have expected players like Dalot to come in for the Europa league matches.

    Romero could well start.

    #1783742

    happyhurling
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    Hoping for a nice, positive 3-0 victory.

    #1783781
    killyboye
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    I’d be more inclined to go with a 1-0 or 2-1 to us. If MAguire and Lindelof are rested then our defence will be a bit shaky and Romero will probably start as well so DDG will be rested too.

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    Romero
    AWB – Jones – Tuanzebe – Rojo
    Fred – Pereira – Matic
    Greenwood – Rashford – Chong

    Think something like that will be our staring line-up.

    Not expecting much from the game – perhaps a 1-0 win at best.

    #1783806

    hookeddevil
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    A defence with Jones and Rojo is asking for trouble!

    #1783810
    redblood
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    Who the feck are Astana? Capital City of Kazakhstan??

    #1783814
    redblood
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    I meant,does anybody really care about the EL?

    #1783817
    MacGuffin
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    Its good we have games like this to give players game time and let them show what they can do.

    As for result, anything can happen even a defeat. That’s the consequence of cobbling together a team of players who’ve had little game time. I’m assuming thats what we’ll do but for all I know we’ll field a strong team so there’s no mistakes. Europa may very well be our best route to the CL !!

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    @macguffin – completely agree mate; it wouldn’t be the first time we lost to a minnow simply because we played a 2nd string team with a first XI that was patched together.

    Also agree that we shouldn’t take the EL lightly as it was how we got into the CL a few years back.

    Cheers

    #1783863

    Mike2005
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    I would say the key to these games is to keep at least 3 of the back 4, and have an experienced central midfielder, then you can let the youngsters try to work together and create attacks with a solid foundation behind them.

    With that in mind, I would play a team something similar to this:

    Romero
    AWB (if 100%)
    Maguire
    Tuanzebe
    Young

    Matic
    McTominay
    Fred

    Chong
    Greenwood
    Mata

    Bench: De Gea, Gomes, Rojo, Perreira, Dalot, Garner, Rashford.

    This gives our three most prominent youth players (Greenwood, Chong, Tuanzebe) a platform to go and play, as well as bringing Fred back in. If we are in control there are options for Dalot, Garner and Gomes to get minutes too.

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    killyboye
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    We have to win at home, they play on AstroTurf in Astana so we won’t be used to that. Still going for a narrow win. I’d like to see Greenwood get a proper run, maybe with an experienced player alongside or behind him, like Mata maybe.

    #1783994

    homerjay540
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    We need to win our home games, I wouldn’t make too many changes. Ole has said Romero, Tuanzebe, Fred and Greenwood will start. Dan James out. Dalot and Lingard have been back training.
    I’d go:
    Romero
    Wan Bissaka, Tuanzebe, Maguire, Young
    McTerminator, Fred
    Greenwood, Mata, Chong
    Rashford

    #1784012

    happyhurling
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    I’m really hoping Borat is the referee!!

    #1784029

    mufc
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    2-0 to us.

    #1784173

    mufc
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    Changing mine to a 2-1 win for us.

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