Mar 15 2017

Manchester United vs Rostov: Team News, Predicted Lineups, Key Stats

Manchester United vs Rostov Prediction, Preview & Key Stats ahead of this week’s Europa League fixture. 

Manchester United vs Rostov
Europa League 2016/17
16th March, 20:05 pm BST
Old Trafford, Manchester
Live Stream: Watch Manchester United vs FC Rostov live on BT Sport 2

After bowing out of the FA Cup earlier this week, Manchester United now turn their attention towards the Europa League.

United earned a 1-1 draw in Russia in the reverse leg, and they are favourites to go through. Jose Mourinho’s side haven’t won in their last three games, and the Portuguese will be desperate to get back to winnings ways on Thursday.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who missed United’s FA Cup clash through suspension, will lead the attacking line up once again.

Ander Herrera was sent off against Chelsea, but the Spaniard is eligible to play in Europe. The United midfielder will incur a ban if he picks up a yellow card against Rostov.

United, however, will miss the services of Anthony Martial and Wayne Rooney through injuries.

Predicted Manchester United Starting Lineup (4-2-3-1): De Gea, Valencia, Rojo, Bailly, Blind, Herrera, Pogba, Mata, Mkhitaryan, Rashford, Ibrahimovic

United have an enviable home record, having lost just once at Old Trafford in the Premier League. Rostov’s strategy will be to get a goal somehow and take this game into extra time and beyond.

Rostov are unbeaten in their last seven games in all competitions. However, they have struggled to win matches at a stretch, having won only two competitive matches on the road all season.

Vladimir Granat suffered a nasty injury in the return leg, and he won’t make the trip to Old Trafford. Timofei Kalachev and Aleksandru Gatcan are both suspended for the return leg.

Predicted Rostov Starting Lineup (3-5-2): Medvedev, Kudryashov, Navas, Mevija, Baryramyan, Noboa, Prepelita, Erokhln, Terentjev, Poloz, Bukharov

MANCHESTER UNITED VS FC ROSTOV KEY STATS

1  – United have lost just once in their last 11 games in all competitions

3 – United have not won in their last three competitive games

7 – Rostov are unbeaten in their last seven competitive matches

 

Prediction: Manchester United 2-0 Rostov 


Feb 01 2017

Manchester United v Hull City – Team News, Preview and Betting Tips

Manchester United vs Hull City
Premier League 2016/17
1st February, 20:00 GMT
Old Trafford, Manchester

Manchester United Team News & Preview

Manchester United will look to get their Premier League campaign back on the right track after two successive draws. The Red Devils are progressing well in the domestic cups as a Wembley final for the EFL Cup awaits.

This will be United’s third game against Hull City in January, having already faced the Tigers in the EFL Cup’s two-legged semi-finals. United won the home leg 2-0 before suffering an inconsequential 2-1 defeat at the KCOM Stadium. The top four all failed to collect three points last night, hence this game is an opportunity for the Red Devils to close in on the teams above them.

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Oct 21 2016

Chelsea v Manchester United Preview: Can Mou beat the curse of the returning manager?

Tag: Match Preview @ 9:17 am

Chelsea vs Manchester United Prediction, Odds & Preview ahead of Sunday’s Premier League fixture.

Chelsea vs Manchester United
Premier League 2016/17
23rd October 2016, 16:00 pm BST
Stamford Bridge, London

Chelsea Team News & Preview

Chelsea come into this game on back-to-back comfortable Premier League wins – 2-0 at Hull City before the international break and then the 3-0 thrashing of Leicester City last weekend.  Both of these wins to nil coming after Antonio Conte has switched to a 3-4-3 formation.

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Aug 22 2016

Photo: Manchester United confirm defender transfer

Cameron Borthwick-Jackson

Manchester United have confirmed their defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson has left Old Trafford temporarily and completed a loan switch to Wolverhampton Wanderers until the end of the 2016-17 season.

The 19-year-old came up through the ranks of the Red Devils’ youth system and was one of the star players for United’s Under-21 side in the last season. His form saw being voted as United’s Under-21 Player of the Year earlier in May.

Under the guidance of Louis van Gaal, Borthwick-Jackson was handed the first team debut due to the lack of options in the left-back position. Luke Shaw suffered a horrific injury, which kept him out of action for the majority of the previous campaign.

The left-back made 14 appearances for the Premier League giants and following the arrival of Jose Mourinho, Borthwick-Jackson signed a new deal that will keep him at Old Trafford until 2020.

A statement on United’s official website read, “Talented Manchester United defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson has joined Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers on loan for the rest of the 2016/17 season.”

“The Mancunian played in the Reserves’ first Premier League 2 game of 2016/17, against Leicester City, and will now link up with Walter Zenga’s side at Molineux as he bids to gain more first-team experience.”

Wolves are in the Championship and Borthwick-Jackson will be looking to gain first team experience and also help them make it to the Premier League next season.


Feb 18 2016

United v Midtjylland preview: Rooney blow hits Champions League hopes

Tag: Betting,Match Preview @ 7:05 am

Wayne Rooney has been left out of the Manchester United squad for Thursday’s Europa League last 32 first leg against Danish champions FC Midtjylland, with the striker out with a knee injury that, some media outlets are claiming, could see him miss two months of football.

In a press conference on Wednesday, Louis van Gaal revealed that the United captain was indeed injured, as it had been reported, but did not comment on how long he would be sidelined for:

“You can never say [how long he could be out for]. He has a knee problem so we have to wait and see. “He scores a lot of goals so he is very important for us. We know that but we have to cope with that.”

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Feb 12 2016

Sunderland vs United: A stadium of fight

Tag: Match Preview @ 8:20 pm

Arsenal-vs-Manchester-United (2)There are very few gifts in life, but writing satire on Sunderland the week Adam Johnson faces up to being called Patricia by his new cellmate is definitely one of them.

With a risk of this entire article being centred around prison jokes it’s probably best to get them out of the way now.

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Jan 22 2016

Dutchman do battle

Tag: Match Preview @ 6:34 pm

Manchester-United-v-SwanseaThe world really can go through some dramatic declines. As it changes around Bruce Forsyth’s lifeless corpse sometimes we fail to appreciate how rapidly things have transformed.

Within a few years cities can go from wonderful holiday destinations to urban decay. Musicians who once lit up the planet become distant memories. Donald trump has gone from being an eccentric billionaire to being an eccentric turd.

 A true showcase of how rapidly things can decline was the football match at Anfield last weekend. Two clubs that once were the most revered footballing empires resembled a divorced father. Lost, lacking identity and just hoping he hasn’t cried today.

 But the new week arrived with United securing their fourth win a row against Liverpool and the signs of a purple patch. With it will come renewed hope and blind optimism, as United fans will likely fall into the trap they’ve been victim of since Ferguson’s retirement.

 The last two decades of success mean United fans are still clamouring for the constant drip of trophies, but are unwilling to accept that this club is a long way from the force it once was. With every string of wins comes a stirring of optimism which catastrophically crashes once the defeats return.

 Two games at Old Trafford should be six easy points and a run at the title. But this is not the same United many have grown up with. This is a time of uncertainty and inconsistency. Expectations need to be managed.

 Similarly to not crying in the shower, winning against Southampton can’t be guaranteed.

 Manchester United team news

 A loss and a genuine shame is the news that Ashley Young will face an extended period on the sidelines with a groin injury. Van Gaal has hinted that he’ll dip into the transfer market to find a temporary replacement, but for this weekend it’s likely the Dutchman will have to improvise again.

 The paper thin squad continues to cause problems as Michael Carrick and Phil Jones are yet to return to the team. Marcos Rojo and Bastian Schweinsteiger are also still set to miss out through injury.

 Southampton team news

Southampton’s new signing Charlie Austin could make his debut, especially as fellow striker Graziano Pelle is doubtful with a knee injury.

Jay Rodriguez and Florian Gardos remain on the sidelines.

Key men

 For the first time in a long time Wayne Rooney looks like he belongs in the team. Partly because he’s slow, lethargic and inconsistent but also because he’s starting to score goals.

Although the England striker has been nothing short of atrocious this season, his current purple patch in front of goal has been key to United’s lift in form. With their captain revitalised the team looks like it’s capable of producing results and climbing back into the top four.

With Southampton also coming into form, Rooney’s goal scoring run is welcomed with open arms and will be essential in a match that is unlikely to have few openings.

Southampton are well organised and have recently recovered their form by tightening up at the back. Now their attacking players are able to express themselves and cause the damage everyone knows they can.

Saturday’s game presents a tough test that will require a captain and striker capable of leading the line.

Predicted starting XI

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William Dawson


Jan 16 2016

Liverpool vs United preview: Duel of the dross

Tag: Match Preview @ 11:30 am

GettyImages-495500790Apathy is a strange concept. Often an emotion that follows the understanding of inevitability. Like waking up every day to a Tory government, or the sound of your own biological clock ticking and increasingly the fact that our most beloved are dying while many continue to breathe our limited oxygen.

You know that the world continues to lose the most important people to ever grace the planet while Piers Morgan, Katie Hopkins and Donald Trump ignore the cries for petitions of a group suicide pact.

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