Manchester United vs Newcastle United League Cup match banter!
Posted on September 26th, 2012 | 54 Comments |
Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester.
Date: Thurs, 26th Sept.
Kick off: 7:45pm
Referee: Anthony Taylor (Manchester).
UK TV: Sky Sports.
Welcome to the latest of our regular “match banter” features, this time for this evening’s League Cup game against Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United at their place.
From the words of Alan Pardew before the game. it would seem that he is concentrating more on Champions League qualification this season rather than any of the lesser cup competition, so we will probably see a mostly second string team for this evening. Thankfully for us however, the equally successful Sir Alex Ferguson is known for taken a similarly dismissive attitude towards this competition, and his Manchester United side have been troubled by injuries of late too, so we may see a similar approach from him too. Having written that, there have been rumours that Wayne Rooney may feature this evening after his recent absence.
Anyway, I won’t waffle too much as once again, I am rather late in writing this piece, from a house which looks like a bombsite after the builders have been in. I am also freezing half to death as I have no heating whatsoever in conditions which are more like the Arctic than September in London. Needless to say that my erstwhile colleague, Andy, has already written an excellent and extensive match preview which should give you all the background you need in the run up to the game.
I will be posting the respective team sheets for this evening when they become available, and though this match will be broadcast on UK TV through Sky Sports, I will also be publshing some links for the game too for those who don’t have it, as well as highlights, and possibly a full match video when the game is over. Which only leaves it for me to say:
Howay the lads!
Manchester United (4-3-3): David de Gea; Marnick Vermijl, Michael Keane, Scott Wooton, Alex Buttner; Darren Fletcher (c), Tom Cleverley, Anderson; Danny Welbeck, Wayne Rooney, Javier Hernandez
Subs: Sam Johnstone, Jonny Evams, Jesse Lingard, Ryan Tunnicliffe, Robert Brady, Nick Powell, Joshua King.
Newcastle United (4-4-1-1): Rob Elliot (G), James Perch, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini (C), James Tavernier, Steven Taylor, Davide Santon, Gabriel Obertan, Cheick Tiote, Dan Gosling, Sylvain Marveaux, Haris Vuckic, Shola Ameobi.
Subs: Steve Harper (G), Shane Ferguson, Gael Bigirimana, Vurnon Anita, Romain Amalfitano, Sammy Ameobi, Papiss Cisse.