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Midfield for United

Discussion in 'The Football Forum' started by rurikbird, Mar 8, 2018.

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Choose your best midfield 3

Poll closed Mar 12, 2018.
  1. Henderson

    75.4%
  2. Can

    70.2%
  3. Wijnaldum

    28.1%
  4. Milner

    47.4%
  5. Oxlade-Chamberlain

    68.4%
  6. Lallana

    10.5%
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  1. rurikbird

    rurikbird Very Well-Known Honorary Member

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    I think we all know our first-choice front 3 and back five (with the only slight bit of uncertainty over Trent vs Gomez, although it looks like TAA has won that battle for now). The midfield is where it gets interesting at the moment. I assume that Gini’s “shits” are past him and won’t affect his form too much - so which 3 out of Hendo, Can, Gini, Ox, Milner and Lallana would you start vs United?
     
  2. juniormember

    juniormember Well-Known Member

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    Don’t know if it has enough balance, but I went for
    ———Henderson———-
    AOC——————Milner

    The two ahead of Hendo will harass and create. I’d normally have Can ahead of Hendo for a game like this but his passing has been very good and positive as of late, so edges it for me.
     
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  3. doctor_mac

    doctor_mac My cowboy name is Garland Justice Member

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    I think Hendo’s slight knock rules him out and Gini’s long sojourn in the toilet  is making him less likely. I think Can at the base with Milner left and AOC right is the way we’re going to go, and actually, I think that’s a good midfield to play against them.
     
  4. Ryan

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    It’ll be Can - Hendo - AOC.

    Not what I’d like, but he’ll go with those in form.

    I think he’s gonna attack them and go right for the win. No conservative strategy or overly defensive set-ups, he’ll put the team out to win.
     
  5. Frogfish

    Frogfish Gone to Redcafe Member

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    Didn't Klopp say that Gini and Woodburn hadn't recovered enough fitness to start ? Or am I getting wires crossed ?
     
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    Frogfish Gone to Redcafe Member

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    Ditto
     
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    DHSC Well-Known Member

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    Interested to know who you would play and why.
     
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    Hendo said it was just a slight dead leg and nothing to worry about. Can't see that keeping him out unless it turned out to be much worse but we've heard nothing.
     
  9. doctor_mac

    doctor_mac My cowboy name is Garland Justice Member

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    Hendo is being used very sparingly these days anyway Froggy, I suspect due to us managing his ongoing plantar fasciitis issue. I don't see him being played twice in a week regardless if truth be told. It would be interesting to see how often this has happened this season. Very rarely, I would suggest.
     
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    I’d have Wijnaldum in ahead of Ox if he were fit.
     
  11. mark1975

    mark1975 Moderator Moderator

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    Besides, Gini seems to have been played almost exclusively in the big games lately. Henderson did get a knock late on around the edge of their box and was clearly struggling afterwards, so with us already being careful with him, I'm guessing he'll miss this one. Though my preferred three personally would have been Henderson, Can and Milner, for their ability to just dominate. AOC has done well in the big games too, so he will probably be the one to step in. Milner is a must on current form.
     
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    I bet you the big Moan will set up an ultra-boring counter attack team. And get ready with all the diving, dirty fouls, time-wasting and all that sort of shithouse tactics that the scums are known for.


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    Surprised there isn't more love for Milner. He's been great lately.
     
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    I predict that Wijnaldum will break his away-day goalscoring jinx by bagging a hattrick against the cunts.......which would be nice.
     
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    I suspect he'll have one or two capable of brilliance in there, & then rest a few of the usual first teamers in favour of dirty bastards who'll break up our play & foul continually.

    His usual anti football tactics but with even less quality in the side than usual (he'll want to rest some for Sevilla & can then claim a victory for anything other than an annihilation), basically.

    As such I want Chamberlain & Hendo in there. Possibly Can, maybe Milner. The most physical players we have.
     
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    We need to move the legs as well as the ball, hence both Ox and Milner should play. They will have to Balance their midfield and MAtic/Carrick will probably be what we meet. They are a bit static so we should drag them around and Can and Hendo together will not do that.

    Then I will og With Can. He is more physical than Hendo. He can kick Pogba a bit around.
     
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    doctor_mac My cowboy name is Garland Justice Member

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    Oi! That's my line!
     
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    I'm not knocking Henderson because he can be very good but I'm never convinced that he and Can work well together. Henderson wants to be on the ball all the time which is a great attitude but others then leave it to him and he plays very deep, slows us down and hits too many ambitious balls that coughs up possession. His tackling isn't his strongest suit either. When Hendo starts, Can is peripheral.

    Can is more solid and safer in possession, normally and I prefer him in the deep-lying role, with Milner and Gini alongside him. Milner has been terrific recently, making blocks, tackling strongly and a presence all over the pitch. Gini holds onto the ball so well under pressure, keeps it simple and if he's fully fit I hope he starts.

    They are a dangerous side with plenty of match winners but never look as good when they are on the back foot and we should aim to keep possession, frustrate them and not give the ball away in bad positions. We can play through them and have more than enough firepower to open up their defence and hope De Gea doesn't have yet another blinder against us
     
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    doctor_mac My cowboy name is Garland Justice Member

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    I agree. He's been ace, and his tackling has been that perfect line between fair and brutal. Which is precisely what the doctor ordered against these bastards.
     
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    My choice too
     
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