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If reports are to be believed Rooney is out with a stomach bug, and is left out of the trip to Craven Cottage. But going by recent trends, he might as well make it to the starting XI bust a gut, perform somersaults and end it with a split. Not that it would make pretty viewing, but since the official site says nothing about him being left out (so far) make of that what you will.

But despite that, it’s a bit odd that I am not worried. I would like Rooney to get more matches to regain his form of last season, but the promise Hernandez has shown means that it gives us more opportunity to see the Mexican international in action.

This can only be good. We don’t have to rely heavily on Rooney’s fitness if Hernandez, Berbatov and Owen (Macheda to a lesser extent) step up to shoulder the burden.

In midfield, we have the familiar problem we’ve had for a while now. Scholes cannot be expected to replicate his brilliant form. (If he does it will be a miracle of nature.) Carrick needs to step in, and, along with him, Anderson. Question marks are over Andersonโ€”we really don’t know what shape he’s in. Fletcher can be relied upon. But Carrick has to shed his indifferent form from last year. But all this is familiar territory.

As for the first XI, I highly doubt Fergie will change from last week, even if he hasn’t really fielded the same XI in consecutive matches for a long time. Park could be selected to play in the wing because Fulham can be a tricky place to be. And if Park is selected it will most likely be a 4-3-3 formation with Nani on the other wing.

But if he were to stick with a 4-4-2โ€”which is what I think he’ll go withโ€”he’ll stick with the same XI (except Rooney, if reports are to be believed.) I would hope Rafael is played at right back from the start.

Prediction: 2-0 to the reds.

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  1. @elvido: The fact is Fletcher had a good last year and Carrick had a one bad season in United Shirt.
    Carrick of 2008-09 is still better than Fletcher.

  2. For those who say that Barca and Real Madrid are the only competitive teams in Spain,Atletico Madrid trashed the Europe champions two zero and they were Ninth last season.

  3. Back as a midfield enforcer! ๐Ÿ˜ˆ Been missing getting stuck in like that and dictate the game! Aaaah, sweet. ๐Ÿ˜€

    So, what are we talking about?

  4. @Owen: A team with Aguero, Forlan and Suarez can never be written off. Not suprised they beat the shit out of a Rafa team! ๐Ÿ˜†

    Oh, and one of my best mates is a Juve fan. As some of you may know, they were drawn in the Europa League group with City. Man, that is gonna be a effing sweet match! Fireworks, yeah baby! :mrgreen: I think it’s actually the first time we are gonna root for the same team. Go Juve!

  5. @Owen: Simao* Sorry, really long day, exhausted ๐Ÿ˜ณ

    Juve have sold Diego to Wolfsburg, but strengthened their team with Krasic, Pepe, and now Quagliarella and Capdevilla. They are gonna be a force to be reckoned with this season…

  6. @EduardoDaVinci4: Hope so because i really hate Inter.But i like Milan because of Ronaldinho and Pato.They will be a force with Bitch coming there.A front three of Ibra,Ronaldinho and Pato will be superb.I think Serie A will be interesting this time and Likes of Genoa,Lazio,Sampdoria ,Fiorentina will force the top 4 to struggle.

  7. Toyi eshghe avalam, toyi eshghe akharam
    Vaghti kenare mani az hame asheghtaram
    Bezar begam bedoni, cheghadr toro doost daram
    Bezar begam delam ro faghat be to misporam
    Bezar begam ke bi to, gham too delam neshaste
    Shadi az inja rafte, bare safaro baste

  8. LIVERPOOL have signed Raul Meireles for around ยฃ10 million.

    Another great example of the so called lack of value in the market. A World Cup international with a lot of experience.

    For just three million less we got Bebe!

  9. Kaiserslautern 2-0 Bayern Munich ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ˆ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜ณ :mrgreen: ๐Ÿ’ก ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜Ž โ—

  10. @Owen: GROW UP YOU IMBISILE! And don’t go whining and saying this wasn’t meant for me. You know it was and unfortunately for you, you have an MO or a trail of such things I can use to defend my actions. So fuck off. ๐Ÿ˜ก ๐Ÿ˜ก You’re such an asshole. ๐Ÿ™„

  11. @Owen: A massive pile of garbage that’s equal to a lot of the crap you serve up on here. ๐Ÿ™„

  12. Michael Ballack has not been chosen for the German Squad. ๐Ÿ™„ ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜ณ ๐Ÿ˜ฎ :mrgreen: ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ก

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