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Manchester United: FESTIVE PREVIEW

Manchester United: Festive Preview

Hull City (A) – Boxing Day – 12:45 KO (BST)

Norwich City (A) – Sat 28 Dec – 15:00 KO (BST)

Tottenham Hotspur (H) – Wed 1 Jan – 17:30 KO (BST)

United (8th)

We have done quite well away from home this season. We’ll try and keep the good away form going and hopefully pick up some points.” – David Moyes.

I think we can all start to feel there is more of an understanding at what the manager wants. The last four games have been an indication we are getting to that stage. We are in a good place at the moment. We are playing well. We are passing the ball well.”– Phil Jones.

Starting XI(s) from: David de Gea, Anders Lindegaard; Rafael da Silva, Fabio da Silva, Rio Ferdinand, Jonny Evans, Phil Jones, Nemanja Vidic, Chris Smalling, Alex Buttner, Patrice Evra; Antonio Valencia, Ashley Young, Adnan Januzaj, Wilfried Zaha, Ryan Giggs, Darren Fletcher, Anderson, Tom Cleverley, Shinji Kagawa; Danny Welbeck, Wayne Rooney, Javier Hernandez

Doubts: Robin van Persie (thigh) and Michael Carrick (Achilles) could return over the festive period.

Unavailable: Nani (hamstring), Marouane Fellaini (wrist)

Top Scorer: Wayne Rooney (8)

Home record: P9 W4 D2 L3 F11 A8 Pts14

Home form: D W W L L W

Away record: P8 W4 D2 L2 F17 A12 Pts14

Away form: L W W D D W


vs Hull City (12th)

Manager: Steve Bruce

Stadium: KC Stadium (25,404)

Starting XI from: Allan McGregor, Steve Harper; Curtis Davies, Abdoulaye Faye, James Chester, Alex Bruce, Maynor Figueroa, Paul McShane, Liam Rosenior; Ahmed Elmohamady, Jake Livermore, Tom Huddlestone, Robert Koren, George Boyd, Gedo, David Meyler; Yannick Sagbo, Danny Graham, Matty Fryatt, Nick Proschwitz

Doubts/Unavailable: Robbie Brady (groin), Stephen Quinn (hamstring), Sone Aluko (Achilles)

Top Scorer: Robbie Brady (3)

Home record: P8 W4 D3 L1 F7 A3 Pts15

Home form: W D W L W D

Recent meetings at the KC: Hull 1-3 United (27-12-09), Hull 0-1 United (24-05-09)

Officials: Referee: Michael Oliver – Assistants: S Bennett, S Ledger – Fourth Official: D Whitestone


vs Norwich City (14th)

Manager: Chris Houghton

Stadium: Carrow Road (26,034)

Starting XI from: John Ruddy, Carlo Nash; Michael Turner, Ryan Bennett, Sebastien Bassong, Javier Garrido, Martin Olsson, Steven Whittaker; Bradley Johnson, Josh Murphy, Leroy Fer, Nathan Redmond, Wes Hoolahan, Robert Snodgrass; Johan Elmander, Gary Hooper, Ricky van Wolfswinkel, Luciano Becchio

Doubts/Unavailable: Mark Bunn (ankle), Russell Martin (ankle), Jonny Howson (back), Alex Tettey (ankle), Anthony Pilkington (hamstring), Elliot Bennett (knee)

Top Scorer: Gary Hooper (4)

Home record: P8 W3 D3 L2 F9 A8 Pts12

Home form: L L D W W D

Recent meetings at Carrow Road: Norwich 1-0 United (17-11-12), Norwich 1-2 United (26-02-12)

Officials: Referee: Phil Dowd – Assistants: M McDonough, A Holmes – Fourth Official: K Stroud


vs Tottenham (7th)

Manager: Tim Sherwood

Starting XI from: Hugo Lloris, Brad Friedel; Ezekiel Fryers, Vlad Chiriches, Michael Dawson, Etienne Capoue, Danny Rose, Kyle Naughton, Kyle Walker; Paulinho, Lewis Holtby, Moussa Dembele, Christian Eriksen, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Erik Lamela, Nacer Chadli; Emmanuel Adebayor, Roberto Soldado, Jermain Defoe

Doubts/Unavailable: Jan Vertonghen (ankle), Younes Kaboul (thigh), Sandro (calf), Andros Townsend (hamstring), Aaron Lennon (abdomen), Harry Kane (back)

Top Scorer: Roberto Soldado (4)

Away record: P9 W6 D1 L2 F11 A11 Pts19

Away form: W D L W W W

Recent meetings at Old Trafford: United 2-3 Spurs (29-09-12), United 3-0 Spurs (22-08-11)

Officials: Referee: Howard Webb – Assistants: M Mullarkey, D Cann – Fourth Official: N Swarbrick

Michael Carrick

Score Predictions

Hull City 1-2 United

Norwich City 0-3 United

United 3-1 Spurs

All details correct as of 24/12/13

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By Jack Holt

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One reply on “Manchester United: FESTIVE PREVIEW”

jones should kip playin in tht midfield 2gain the expereience & acquire an understanding wth the fwds he oredy possesses the natural physical strength & drive koz thts a ver troublesome area & we’ll nid him breakin dwn big teams in the second round bt MOYES must buy mid fielders in jan!!! CARRICK’S injury has showed him hw much we lack!!!! ROONEY dropped dip on sunday koz tht area had to b secured he nids to SIGN KOZ ROONEY’S PROBLEM HAS ALWAYS BIN WE MUST EQUIP THE TEAM & SHOW CAUSE TO WIN TITLES!!!! WE MUST SIGN MIDFIELDERS IN JAN!!!! WE MUST BEAT THE BIG TEAMS IN THE SECOND ROUND TO CUT THERE LEAD!! VAN PERSIE ABIT INJURY PROBED SO WE MUST INCREASE OUR MIDFIELD CREATIVITY TO SCORE MORE GOALS THEN HE WONT HAV TO [PLAY EVERY GAME ATHAWYZ TEAM Z PIKN UP JANUZAJ MUST CONTINUE PLAYN KOZ WE NID HIZ INDUSTRIUOS STOK OF ABILITIES

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