Originally Posted by The Monster
Wondering what everyone team is for Manchester Derby on Sunday?
I think SAF line up 4-4-1-1 but im unsure on CM partnership think Carrick will play but unsure on if Clev or Scholes will partner him with Ando being out. Think may go with Scholes but rather he picked Clev from the start.
Rafael Evans Rio Evra
Toni Scholes Carrick Young
Think if Toni is fit SAF will start him its tough to call cos right now the attacking side of our game bailing us out of problems at back, in CM, in wings & in goal.
If Ando was fit i like see us play Diamond shape with Carrick base & Ando with Clev either side with Rooney at tip off RvP & Chicha but unsure if cos wingers being so out form or injured that he still play hybrid Diamond/4-3-1-2 shape & keep Scholes Carrick there but Clev instead of Young/Toni & Chicha instead of Toni/Young.
Could be one most opens games in Premier League this season, both teams don’t look convincing at back but more then enough to score few goals with players both sides have in attack.
The only way we stand a chance is to outscore them, and that could potentially get ugly. I genuinely can’t see a scenario where we win this game, it just wont happen. We’re not 6 points better than them at this stage, and this is the premier league, that shit just aint happening in December. City will almost surely win.
If we approach this game like last seasons I’d genuinely consider not watching. I knew once I seen the teamsheet, like 100% fucking knew what was going to happen. Probably the most depressing game I’ve ever watched, even in the 1-6 we at least went down trying to win the game. The game at the Etihad was pathetic.
I’m pretty sure we’ve won every game where Rooney and RVP have started together, I’m also pretty sure we’ve won every game where neither Scholes/Giggs have started outside of a meaningless CL game.
Play an attacking team, obviously, with some mobility in the midfield. City have been awful, just dreadful at defending set pieces, namely corners, while we’re probably the best team in the league to exploit that. Now that I’ve said that, nothing will come of it, but fuck it. Need huge games from our wingers, hopefully Valencia is back, Young needs to pickup where he left off against Reading. We’re probably going to be raped in midfield, Rooney should drop deep to help, but can’t see who else will be fit to deal with them. I’d play Cleverley because he can run, even if he doesn't offer much more. I’d love to play Vidic in this sort of game but it’s too early, Evans/Rio will start. Dropping Rafael shouldn’t even be considered but it’s pretty likely to happen. I’d consider recalling De Gea, Lindegaard really struggled against Reading.
Rafael Ferdinand Evans Evra
Valencia Carrick Cleverley Young
I’m quite confident that if Valencia is fit, bar maybe Rafael, that will be the team. Like the Chelsea game, we have to go for the throat right away. I’d take another 5 goal loss rather than reproduce that shite we saw there last season.