Man Utd v Liverpool [P + R]

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Man Utd team news:

Sir Alex Ferguson is preparing to recall all his big guns for Sunday's eagerly-anticipated encounter with Liverpool.

Dimitar Berbatov has already been assured his place in the Red Devils starting line-up and will almost certainly be joined by Edwin van der Sar, Nemanja Vidic, Patrice Evra and Paul Scholes, who all missed Tuesday's draw with Rangers.

Antonio Valencia (ankle) is out until February, so more responsibility falls on the shoulders of Nani.

Liverpool team news:

Striker Fernando Torres and Steven Gerrard return to Liverpool's starting line-up as manager Roy Hodgson restores his strongest side.

The pair were left out of Thursday's Europa League victory as Hodgson made eight changes and he likely to effect a similar number at Old Trafford.

Joe Cole will play only his second Barclays Premier League match of the season after serving a three-match ban.

Squads:

Man Utd: Van der Sar, Kuszczak, O'Shea, Rafael, Neville, Brown, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evans, Smalling, Evra, Fabio, Park, Gibson, Scholes, Anderson, Fletcher, Giggs, Nani, Rooney, Owen, Berbatov, Hernandez, Macheda.

Liverpool: Reina, Johnson, Carragher, Skrtel, Agger, Konchesky, Lucas, Poulsen, Cole, Rodriguez, Gerrard, Jovanovic, Torres, Jones, Meireles, Pacheco, Babel, Ngog, Krygiakos.

Probable line-ups:

Man Utd

Van der Sar

O'Shea - Ferdinand - Vidic - Evra

Park - Scholes - Fletcher - Nani

Rooney - Berbatov

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Torres

Maxi. R. - J. Cole - Jovanovic

Gerrard - Lucas

Konchesky - Skrtel - Carragher - Johnson

Reina

Liverpool



 

Pogba4Now

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I want Owen to score.


































Then he can leave us. :blush:



MaestroZidane;2935828 said:
I see a 1-1 draw on this one...

Maybe ManU leading until the last minutes and pool getting that late goal... :blush:

This has been the trend this season. I'd be pisssed off if this happens :mad:
 

cfdemarco

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I'm gonna say 2-1 United. I feel like it's going to be a striker's game. Rooney and Berbs for United, F9T for 'Pool.
 

Mandieta6

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ManU's gonna win, but I don't think it'll be easy.

That Pool line-up is messed up btw. Is Jovanovic supposed to a be a striker? He hasn't played as one since he's arrived.

My bet would be:

Torres
Jovanovic - Cole - Maxi
Gerrard - Poulsen
Agger - Skrtel - Carragher - Johnson
Reina

If Carrick wasn't injured (he's injured right?) I'd say that Fergie would got with a 4-5-1.

I was just thinking about how these two will line-up, and both squads look pretty bare for talent right now. Maybe it's me, but I think they were both stronger a few years ago.
 

Pogba4Now

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Mandieta6;2935902 said:
That Pool line-up is messed up btw. Is Jovanovic supposed to a be a striker? He hasn't played as one since he's arrived.

My bet would be:

Torres
Jovanovic - Cole - Maxi
Gerrard - Poulsen
Agger - Skrtel - Carragher - Johnson
Reina

If Carrick wasn't injured (he's injured right?) I'd say that Fergie would got with a 4-5-1.

I was just thinking about how these two will line-up, and both squads look pretty bare for talent right now. Maybe it's me, but I think they were both stronger a few years ago.

Yes Carrick is injured. I'm sure Fergie would still play 4-4-2 with Carrick fit. Reason is because Berbatov is in the form of his life and Rooney is always playing no matter how crap his form is.

I haven't really seen Liverpool playing this season TBH so I don't know what formation they play. I took that "probable squad" list from Skysports. Yes I've seen Jovanovic play as striker for Serbia, so he can play there as well. I'll modify the lineup.

And yes I agree. United - Pool games are not as intense as they used to be 2-3 years ago. Thats mostly due to Liverpool becoming a midtable team thanks to the Rafalution. And United haven't looked as sharp either. Hope this changes and we get to watch an exciting game.
 

MaSsiVe

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wtf was Torres doing on the goal, marking Berba's rectum with his crotch?

nonetheless deserved lead so far for ManU, and it's been a good match overall.
 

Pogba4Now

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1-0 Berbatov. Liverpool have looked very mid-table TBH. Could've been more than 1-0.

Berbatov, Nani, Rooney and Scholes have been looking good so far, especially the rejuvenated Berbatov. Showed his class several times. 5 goals in 6 games for him so far. Hope he continues. Rooney might not be scoring but he's doing a lot in the buildup. He's looking more like his old supporting striker days. Tracking back more and playing less as a CF as he played last season. He's still effective.

Our less good players imo have been Fletcher and Evra. Fletcher has been misplacing many balls which is unusual for him. Maybe its not his day. Evra is invisible on the left and whenever he had the ball he just didn't deliver. He hasn't been good since the season started.
 

MaSsiVe

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how 'bout O'Shea dude? his crossing is simply abismal :facepalm:

Nani and Berba are doing very well indeed.
 

Pogba4Now

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O'Shea? There's no point mentioning him because he's always poor. So it has been a "decent" game by his standards so far.

Penalty now. EDIT: Goal. Very poor defending from Evans. Where the **** is Ferdinand???
 


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