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PICTURE: A Manchester United XI to beat City – Roo n Rad back

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Onward

We always talk about football being a game of fine margins between success and failure. It’s so true. Despite an encouraging performance from Manchester United on Sunday, a defeat and the season would have been in tatters. But, while the win was ideally needed, the draw gives Manchester United encouragement. They could easily have won the game but didn’t give up after going behind – there were portents of progress again.

And we must also remember that Manchester United were without their most important player of the present and perhaps their most important of the future.

Wayne Rooney has seen out the last game of his ban and Manchester United are always a more substantial team with him in it. Juan Mata has failed to grasp the nettle in Rooney’s absence and he’s likely to make way this weekend in the derby.

We would also love to think that Radamel Falcao will be back after the training injury to his shin. He’s had a stop start season but we strongly believe that, when he does get a run in the team, he will be the star of the show.

It’s more likely that RvP will start on his own up top away at City with Rooney in behind. Falcao will hopefully be fit enough to make a cameo and add impetus at an important time in the game for Manchester United.

The other big decision is whether to continue with Marouane Fellaini or to throw Michael Carrick in at the deep end. Despite the often clumsy manner of the former he is likely to keep his place due to superior fitness and probably deserving another run out after his decent double display last week.

Phil ‘Rag doll’ Jones looks as if he’s out for another couple of weeks so Smalling will continue to deputise after a good game against Chelski.

So here is our most likely Manchester United starting XI vs City. United fans: agreed?
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23 Comments

23 Comments

  1. William Lees( bill 69)

    Oct 27, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    I am amazed Falcao did not play against Chelsea but understand he was injured. Now the same goes ffor MC next week, so is he not fit anymore, probably it might be mistake to sign him full time. We need him for the goals, and so it is hopeless.
    Bill69

  2. Ichado Chris G

    Oct 27, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    WHAT R U SAYING??? JUST A WEEK OR TWO OUT N U GO RAMBLIN LIKE AN ANTI MAN U FAN…??? O PLSSS… B OPTIMISTIC… SO AS TO SAVE URSELF4RM SHAMEFUL COMMENTS OF PRAISE UNENDING FOR FALCAO SOONER DAN LATER… QUICK [email protected],GLORY GLORY MAN UNITED.

    • Ben Dover

      Oct 28, 2014 at 9:43 am

      Your CapsLock button on your keyboard is stuck?

    • Andrew

      Oct 28, 2014 at 7:42 pm

      Caps lock aside, he has a point.

  3. Prince Cupid

    Oct 28, 2014 at 4:26 am

    What are yo saying @ William. The lad just missed out a week here, nd yo just being impatient,he is a kul signing i tell yo something.hopefully he is gona get well sooner nd start Flirting with the goals once more.

  4. Pinkode

    Oct 28, 2014 at 5:46 am

    Falcao quick recovery. It was a pity u weren’t there to show chelsea u r always what they should fear. Worry less, by 2nd half of the season u will be there to do it to them again.

  5. MAO

    Oct 28, 2014 at 6:12 am

    Bill, I sud av called u an idiot fr ur obnoxious nd ragged comments bt I wont… @falcao, wish u quick recovery

  6. januzaj

    Oct 28, 2014 at 6:18 am

    this formation is the best and i remember sir alex whenever i see it. just change smalling to jones and rvp to falcao also i know they are injured but in next game i hope they can play. falcoa not only scoring but also he is strong player than rvp and have a good passing

  7. januzaj

    Oct 28, 2014 at 6:20 am

    this formation is the best and i remember sir alex whenever i see it. just change smalling to jones and rvp to falcao and blind to herera. also i know they are injured but in next game i hope they can play. falcoa not only scoring but also he is strong player than rvp and have a good passing

  8. Digital 7

    Oct 28, 2014 at 6:25 am

    focus on defence, if we concede less goal we can win every game. dont worry about front men they always score a goals. i would go 4-2-2-2

    ———————–De Gea———————-
    Smalling—McNair—Evans—Rojo/Shaw
    ————–Fellaini———–Blind————–
    ———-Herrera—————Di Maria———
    —————-RVP——–Rooney—————

  9. linus

    Oct 28, 2014 at 7:32 am

    Great

  10. aliyu muhammad

    Oct 28, 2014 at 9:33 am

    Yes dat is gud of u, wish falcao a quick recovery and pls u guys should stop sayin dat he is not a cool signing he is a cool signing, he wil b back for our nex match wit man city we uv him cus he really luv united

    • Digital 7

      Oct 28, 2014 at 2:35 pm

      everybody hope falcao fit on this fixture… Glory Man Utd

  11. popoola olaide

    Oct 28, 2014 at 9:38 am

    wat a greate formation, but I wish facao 2 b fit in time 2 help us in solving d problem in scoring goals. And vangal still has lot 2 do about janusa cos d young boy still needs some experience.

  12. sly

    Oct 28, 2014 at 11:25 am

    must win!!

  13. oladimeji kehinde

    Oct 28, 2014 at 11:30 am

    Up man utd

  14. Bigmez

    Oct 28, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Good game against Chelsea. More of the same against Man City. Give him the Cesc treatment (Troue)

  15. ruff coin

    Oct 28, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    I think signing out Chichrito 2 madrid was unfear.Dis is de tym we need him wif rvp flooping and falcao rinjured.He is a good finnisher,i hope van gaal do not agree 2 reals offer even if we get bale chicaritoh will be needed 2 beat offsaid traps and diff.

  16. Babyboy

    Oct 28, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    januzaj is a gift from God and we cant afford to loose him,he should start every match.Man.U.Congrates for sundays performance

  17. Imran

    Oct 28, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    If Falcao is fit then he must start along side the rejuvenated RVP, with Rooney if fit, behind the pair. I recognise RVP has not been living up to his own very high standards, but that goal against Chelsea must have gave him confidence and may help him turn the corner. Back to Falcao, i hope he is fit and ready to tear-up City along side RVP, Rooney, Di Maria and Fellaini!

  18. ruff coin

    Oct 28, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    I will go 4 [4-1-4-1] rmb we r goin 2 away which will be difficoult or [4-2-3-1] GEA
    RAFA SMALL ROJO SHAW BLIND FELLANI HERRERA MARIA ROONY

    RVP

    4-1-4-1 daimond
    OR

    GEA small rojo rafa shaw blind
    hererra fellani maria roony
    rvp 4-1-3-2daimond [ balanced att nd miidfeld, more of counter]

  19. ruff coin

    Oct 28, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    I also hope so.I think it tym we get back into de competition.

  20. ruff coin

    Oct 28, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    don’t u miss de offsaid breacker,the player no diff can mark.JAVIR HERNANDES CHICHARITO?

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