Chelsea are lethal on the counter so we'll need pace at the back and a proper full backs, if he starts Rojo on the left then it's going to be a long night. Midfield picks itself and Pogba really needs to show what he is made of, hasn't turned up in the big games this season so far. Possibly will be Mata instead of Martial but the latter for me can cause Chelsea big problems if he's at it, not sure who Mou will go with upfront but I hope its Rashford though given Roo didn't travel midweek he might be in line for this one.
Forgot about Miki, deffo playing on the right. Rooney deffo starter, like it or not.
TBH, i'd be quietly happy with a minor 1-0 loss and concentrate on top 4 / EL. If I thought Mourinho had done a brilliant job utilising the squad this season I'd think different, but he hasn't and so i don't
It was tough enough with 10 men but then tosser Oliver has to reduce us to 9 which ruined the spectacle.
Mourinho seemed content with the 1-0, didn't opt to change tact so it was tough for the players to change the mindset within the game. Rashford had that once chance which he'd have probably buried last season but other than that we created nothing and he had little support.
Anyway more important business to attend starting with Thursday.
Down to 10 men at 35 mins ...... having looked a match for them until then ..... we then knew this match became an enormous task beyond our reach as Mikhy had be sacrificed.
It's gutting to go out in this fashion, unable to defend our cup due to calamity ref Oliver
Well done to our defence ... they all pulled in a performance. If Ashley Young could donate just half of his fighting spirit to Pogba we would already be in a better place.
Pogba was again our worst man on the pitch .....by far ..... slowing getting tired of his wasteful performances, persistent wrong choices and seemingly lazy attitude. He needs to get a grip and / or Jose needs to bench him.
Rashford ran his legs off but really should have scored in his 1 on 1 with the keeper .... someone said he would've put that away last season ....fully agree, he needs more playing time to get sharp again.
Great progress made on our last performance at Stamford Bridge... we will warmly welcome this lot back at Old Trafford, especiallly Costa and the cheating fecker Hazard
But now we need to get over this result quickly with several important matches ahead and a top 4 pride race still running.
Feel better with our performance tonight than after that awful draw against Bournemouth - with equal men we could have won it. The organisation and concentration straight from kick off showed the belief and purpose of our team .... hope they can keep this approach for Thursday night.
Once again football was robbed by an over keen and incompetant man in a black shirt.
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