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by Superooney (U9040619) 20 April 2008
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mobile and aggressive.

Mobile in the sense they can keep up with the pace of the forwards and full backs, and aggressive to close down and stop their passing game.

Therefore, without a doubt, Anderson and Hargreaves, our two most mobile midfielders have to start. They also have the ability going forward, whereas Scholes and Giggs just arent right for these type of games. The game just seems to pass them by, maybe Scholes to a lesser extent but Giggs will really find it hard to keep up to pace.

Anderson and Hargreaves will do their upmost to devoid their midfielders of time and space with Carrick sitting to spray the passes.

Rooney and Tevez will do the defending up the pitch with Ronaldo given a free role as usual.

Back 4 of Brown Rio Vidic Evra will cope fine if they play to their best with VDS in goal.

VDS
Brown Rio Vidic Evra
Carrick (playmaker)
Hargreaves Anderson
Ronaldo (free role)
Tevez Rooney

No time for sentiment. This is the business end of the season. I feel this is the best chance we have had in many years of winning the CL, lets not blow it.

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posted Apr 23, 2008

A bit biased aint yer mmmmmmmmmmmmmm... we will see... hope your words taste good.

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posted Apr 23, 2008

as an outsider i believe utd will win the tie. i think fergie will go with
Van der sar
Brown Rio Vidic Evra
Hargreaves Carrick
Scholes
Ronaldo Rooney
Tevez

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posted Apr 23, 2008

This is the winning team:

----------------- Van Der Sar ----------------

--Brown-----Ferdinand-----Vidic (if fit)---Evra

------------------Carrick----------------------

---Ronanldo---Hargreaves---Anderson---Nani-----

----------------Roooooney----------------------

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posted Apr 23, 2008

4-1 barca comon you catlan giants henry to prove the critics wrong

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posted Apr 23, 2008

the latest i heard was that fergie was going to play the following:

----------------- Van Der Sar ----------------

--Brown-----Ferdinand-----Vidic/Pique--Evra

------Hargreaves---Carrick---Anderson------

---Park---------------------------Rooney---

-------------------Ronaldo------------------

the front three are probably gonna keep rotating
its decent team but it could be a lot faster if it had Nani instead of Park

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posted Apr 23, 2008

can you think of a better team and who would you replace them with??? anderson, park dont think so

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posted Apr 23, 2008

park wasnt much, was he... and all the strikers were playing midfield

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posted Apr 24, 2008

manchester united were out classed barca played the best football united just sat back and have to learn how to be like barca because the perfomance makes united look one of the weakest team in the world and not only that but messi who had been injured for 6 weeks made ronaldo look like an amatuer tough at the top level is it not?

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posted Apr 24, 2008

The danger for United is Barcelona on the break. Barcelona have been much more better at scoring away from home this season because of the space they have to exploit. At home they face anti football tactics which make it difficult (anti football like the match yesterday)

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posted Apr 25, 2008

What game were these muppets watching? Man U had the better clear cut chances, including, yes a legitimate penalty, and Van der Sar was never seriously tested. Henry's shot surprised him a little, but he hardly had to move. All this on Barca's home turf, which is what European ties are all about. Man U, no doubt, since '99 are sick of going out to teams they should have beaten through bad luck, bad refereeing or through pushing too much (Leverkusen and Porto the most egregious examples). Against Barca they took it easy, kept up their defence and waited for their home tie. Despite that, and despite Barca's superior possession (with which they did relatively little) they had the best clear cut chances. It's as simple as that.

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