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Here's the injury list for tomorrow -
Park Ji Sung
Not a nice looking list but at least Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs are fit after their knocks the other night. The injuries make the game a little tougher, but while the defence is depleted, we still have a strong attacking line up. Judging from Fergies comments, it does seem it will be Fletcher utilised as a defender for this one, but Eckersley and Fabio may also be in contention. Spurs have been struggling again lately, and came so close to being humiliated the other might by Burnley, and are going to be tired from that. Its going to be a close fought game, but one I think we will still win despite the injuries.
Score prediction - United to win 2-1
Line up predicition
Van Der Sar
Fletcher Neville Vidic O'Shea
Ronaldo Carrick Scholes Giggs
I thought I read that Nani is out for a week as well with a groin problem - report is will miss 2 games.
Kuzcack, Fletcher, Vidic, O'Shea, Fabio
Ronaldo, Carrick, Scholes, Tosic
Giggs, Berba, Neville, Foster on the bench along with Eckersly, Chester and Possebon
Giggs, Berba, Neville really being saved for the West Brom game as I think we need to be more full strength for that. League is priorty 1.
Current time scales given by SAF:
nani, rio , brown back in 1 wk
rooney 2 wks
anderson, rafael, evra, evans, park and anyone else except Hargreaves 3 wks
Youngsters drafted in to squad Chester & Eckersley
I think we'll play a relatively strong team, although we have WBA 3 days later, our squad is perfectly placed to deal with even this awful period of injuries.
You certainly wont see United fans moaning like those whinging gooners, if you listen to them they have had injury problems for about 3 years now which have cost them the title! Ha!
This is a great chance to bring Fabio in at LB, alongside Vidic, sheasy and Nev. Come on Fergie!
I can see Tosic starting with Giggs on the bench if things need boosting later. Ditto Gibson/Possebon for Scholes/Carrick. I cant see Fabio starting though, but it would be nice to be in a position to be able to bring him on at some point, apart from another injury.
That's a very strong team - almost the best 11 - and given our injuries and the match on Tuesday at WBA, I don't think that will be the line-up.
I bet Foster or K plays and Possebon/Gibson instead of Giggs.
- 1 Reply to Eric Cantona
You may have a point about the goalkeeper. If he doesn't play Van Der Sar, I think it would be Kuszczak. I see what people are saying about Giggs, but I still think he will start. I don't think Fergie will want him on the pitch for the whole game, so I could see him playing about an hour, then possibly Tosic coming on to make his debut. With Fergie originally stating that Tosic needed until the end of Feb to prepare for the physical demands of the premiership, although he has impressed in training, i'd expect to see him make a couple of sub appearances before he's ready to start a game.
If Possebon or Gibson were to play, I would prefer it to be Rodrigo. We haven't seen enough of him this season for my liking.
Just about to post on this. Think you are probably pretty close with your team though, with Harrys comments about his weakest team in mind, I would like to see Fabio start and see Tosic and possibly Macheda play some role as well.
The squad contains quite a bit of youth so think if Tottenham do play a very weak team we should use it to get some youngsters some time on the pitch.