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Brown Out, Fletcher Struggling - Who Will Play?

Wes Brown will definitely miss tomorrow's lunchtime clash at Arsenal with an ankle injury but Gary Neville is back after being rested in midweek when young Rafael was preferred against Celtic.

The United captain is definitely set to start so predicting the defence is easy: Van der Sar; Neville, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra.

In midfield, Scholes and Hargreaves will certainly miss the game of course, with the latter visiting a specialist while the former doing some light jogging now with the prospect of being back for the Club World Championship.

Darren Fletcher, meanwhile, is struggling with a minor (hopefully...) knee injury he picked up at Parkhead and may not make tomorrow's game. In that case predicting the midfield would be also relatively straightforward, considering that Giggs is unlikely to start after completing 90 minutes at Celtic.

So it would go like this: Nani/Park, Carrick, Anderson, Ronaldo. If Fletcher does not make it then I expect Fergie to go with Park in order to give us a little bit more running and energy in midfield as the Carrick-Anderson duo looks a tad soft defensively.

Up front is straightforward: barring last minute injuries United will go with the blossoming partnership of Wayne Rooney and Dimitar Berbatov. I assume it will be a 4-4-2 as Fergie dared do deploy that formation at Stamford Bridge and it worked out quite well. And if Fletcher does not make it he'll have little choice: we won't have the necessary players for a 4-3-3.

The key is the defence of course which will be in the best possible shape. If the back four manage to produce a flawless performance - seomthing they haven't done yet this season -, then we'll win.




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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday November 7 2008

Time: 1:16PM

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my united line up 4 2morrow's game would be : Van der sar (goalkeeper) Gary neville (captain) ferdinand vidic evra ronaldo carrick fletcher (if he recovers from his minor knee injury) nani berbatov rooney and a united win :D
matth01
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07/11/2008 13:25:00

Would be mine, too, but I'm not sure that Fergie will risk Fletcher if he's not 100% fit.
Zae
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07/11/2008 13:53:00

Blimey, you don't get much chat on here for the biggest club in the world, do you? Average of 3 posts per topic? What's going on? Anyway just wanted to say please thump the gooners tomorrow, Wenger has done everything this week short of tattooing "punch me here very hard" on his face.
allen49
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07/11/2008 23:42:00

I would be thrilled if we could oblige you, allen49 :)
Man utd champions
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08/11/2008 08:27:00

Doesnt matter who you play, man utd are crap and cant beat any of the Top 4 teams. Will be lucky to scavenge even 4th place this season. Liverpool fan.
I Bling Red
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08/11/2008 19:48:00

Time to drop Ferguson's love child.
Tiny T
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09/11/2008 08:55:00

allen49 - Spuds still end up lookjng like complete mugs, as usual then!
LondonGooner
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10/11/2008 15:26:00

 

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