Anita Gets Start At Old Trafford In 4-3-3 Formation


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Alan Pardew has given Vurnon Anita a well deserved start at Old Trafford today, as Newcastle revert to a 4-3-3 formation against Manchester United.


Shola Ameobi goes to the bench, and that’s the only change from the side that started at the Liberty Stadium on Wednesday night, and we were way off in thinking Massadio Haidara would get a start – and the young Frenchman is not even on the bench today.

The midfield three is strong – with Cheick Tiote, Yohan Cabaye and Vurnon Anita – who gets his big chance today.

And it’s good to see Jonas Gutierrez back on the bench today – along with Rob Elliot, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Gabriel Obertan, Hatem Ben Arfa, Papiss Cisse and Shola Ameobi, so it seems Papiss has recovered from the heel problem he had that forced him to miss the game on Wednesday night.

And Gabby Obertan may get some playing time against one of his former clubs.

For the Red Devils Robin van Persie starts up front, but Wayne Rooney is suspended for this game.

Newcastle need a result today, but to get that we’ll have to play a lot better than we did in that first half on Wednesday night.

Howay The Lads!!

Teams:

Manchester United (4-4-2): David De Gea; Rafael, Jonny Evans, Nemanja Vidic (c), Patrice Evra; Nani, Phil Jones, Tom Cleverley, Adnan Januzaj; Javier Hernandez, Robin Van Persie
Substitutes: Anders Lindegaard, RioFerdinand, Anderson, Antonio Valencia, Ashley Young, Wifried Zaha, Danny Welbeck

Newcastle United (4-3-3): Tim Krul; Mathieu Debuchy, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Davide Santon; Vurnon Anita, Cheick Tiote, Yohan Cabaye; Moussa Sissoko, Loic Remy, Yoan Gouffran
Substitutes: Rob Elliot, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Jonas Gutierrez, Gabriel Obertan, Hatem Ben Arfa, Papiss Cisse, Shola Ameobi

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294 comments so far

  • Jamiemac

    Dec 7, 2013 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #1

    Looks like we’ll be trying to control midfield. Not a bad plan tbh

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  • Malta Mag

    Dec 7, 2013 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #2

    In Pardew I trust? Howay the lads!!!!!!

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  • toonbrother

    Dec 7, 2013 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #3

    coloshitty is like the proverbial pig and anita the proverbial lipstick. conceding 3 goals would be a result

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  • bills-son

    Dec 7, 2013 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #4

    I think we’ll play more like 451 than 433.

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Dec 7, 2013 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #5

    Too late 2 be playing a 4-3-3. Should have done that against Norwich and west brom so they flay 4-4-2 could have bein fresh for today the way it worked against Chelsea and Tottenham.
    Still no HBA in the team?? At this rate he will be leaving in the summer as well as cabaye.

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  • Oleg G

    Dec 7, 2013 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #6

    As always, I am going to support the team the whole 90 mins + extra time. Always believe in the team, even when we are playing like sh**.

    This game is no different. We have a chance to win it, just like any other team that plays against any other team in the PL. The league is open. Man U are strong, but they are not unbeatable. It depends on us just as much as it depends on them.

    HWTL!!!!

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  • toonbrother

    Dec 7, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #7

    hard to believe what a dumb human being pardew is.
    He had a winning team. 2-0 chelsea, 1-0 spurs, He’d been handed a winning formula.x. All he had to do was use it. Instead he looks for the only way to |f**ck it all up and turn us back into a relegation bound side.

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  • Peter Beardsley

    Dec 7, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #8

    toonbrother

    Using names like “Coloshitty” makes you sound like a child who is doing an impression of Di Canio, who is doing an impression of a child.

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  • JAMSHA

    Dec 7, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #9

    there u go colo in the squad… ok we gona loose now…

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  • Benji84

    Dec 7, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #10

    just want to know do any of you guys use andriod to view this web page as my phone is giving me heaps of pop ups which forces me to go to the play store. I have changed my settings for no pop ups but its still happening, Any suggestions to how i could fix this

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Dec 7, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #11

    As much as I like Anita, he should be on the bench. We should have tioti and sissoko protecting da defence with there strength so we can keep it solid, & cabaye playing behind the striker for creativity and through balls. Pardew better now what he’s doing here, (which I doubt) or else he’s gonna get slated for his tactics.

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  • Oleg G

    Dec 7, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #12

    Lets support the team now and criticize as the game develops and of course (as always) after the whistle.

    Lets see what will happen. We were surprised before, give the lads a chance.

    Hatem is on the bench, can come in. Remy and Goofy are playing.

    Unfortunately Pards has no balls to put Colo on the bench. But it is always tough when it comes to your captain.

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  • JAMSHA

    Dec 7, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #13

    Benji84

    yes opera?

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  • asenski

    Dec 7, 2013 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #14

    how come rvp is starting?
    moyes told that persie is out for couple of weeks

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  • Benji84

    Dec 7, 2013 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #15

    yeah opera. never had an issue with it before just the last month.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Dec 7, 2013 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #16

    United will play as usual with fire in their belly. They are still the Fergie team. His fire is still burning, slowly doused by Moyes though.

    United 3 – Newcastle 0 Persie (2) Nani (1)

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  • hatem786

    Dec 7, 2013 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #17

    willo should be on the bench not colo…

    to ole g

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  • JAMSHA

    Dec 7, 2013 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #18

    Benji84

    u cnt do anytng mate even add block wont help for this playstore redirect… ders a way.. disable data background.. wen u click on this blog… it will redirect u to playstore an ask u to enable or quit.. jst quit… n the blog page wont load.. ul see a rss feed up click on the blog name . n den click on comments insted of topic…. its hard to login on this blog coz of this mess

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  • Oleg G

    Dec 7, 2013 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #19

    hatem786 // Dec 7, 2013 at 12:08 PM

    We all have our opinions. I think that if Yanga and Willo were doing ok, putting Colo in was not the best thing to do. But again, he is the captain so it is difficult to leave your captain on the bench when he is fit. It gives a weird atmosphere I guess. The captain suppose to be on the pitch. I just don’t believe that Colo should be the captain anymore after he wanted to leave.

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  • hatem786

    Dec 7, 2013 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #20

    IN NEWCASTLE UNITED WE TRUST:)

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  • hatem786

    Dec 7, 2013 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #21

    HEI ER DU NORSK?

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  • Oleg G

    Dec 7, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #22

    If anyone is looking for a link. The Acestream links are the best you can get online. When you are playing against Man U, there are too many links hhh…

    I suggest Bloodzeed [EN]. If your internet speed cannot handle it, then use Dazsports Ace HD.

    http://www.wiziwig.tv/broadcast.php?matchid=232203&part=sports

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  • Benji84

    Dec 7, 2013 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #23

    so there is nothing i can do then. is chrome any good

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  • Oleg G

    Dec 7, 2013 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #24

    Michael Owen – I hate you !!! Get out of my cumputer screen you bustard!

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  • hatem786

    Dec 7, 2013 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #25

    yeah but like u said..he is our capt…so we support our capt….KEEP CALM..WE WIL BEAT THEM ..1–3 TODAY….and i still think willo is avrg cb..

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  • catchy in norway

    Dec 7, 2013 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #26

    for me

    I’d only swap 2players from there team , RVP, vidic, the rest are to old to young or over hyped

    on paper we have a much better team , let’s see how pardew can fcuk it up

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  • Benji84

    Dec 7, 2013 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #27

    i still feel that colo should not be in the team. His heart is not really there and yanga and willo were doing so well together. I feel for yanga he deserved to be playing today

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  • hatem786

    Dec 7, 2013 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #28

    I WOULD LOVE IT JUST LOVE IT TO BEAT THEM 1–3 THERE:)

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  • JAMSHA

    Dec 7, 2013 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #29

    Benji84

    havnt tryd on chrome… give me a min let me see if chrome does the trick

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  • Ted Bundy

    Dec 7, 2013 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #30

    Sissoko to leave Old Trafford with Evra’s head on a stick! Going to murder him all game.

    3-1 The Toon!

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  • hatem786

    Dec 7, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #31

    i live in oslo,norway and all of my friends are manu fans……..and i hate that fcuking team…so go magpies…

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  • Oleg G

    Dec 7, 2013 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #32

    hatem786 // Dec 7, 2013 at 12:13 PM

    Yep. There is the dilemma. Do you keep your team as it is (Yanga Willo) until we lose, or start giving goals away, or do you bring your captain back. It is a choice he made. So far, statistically it was a bad decision. I think Willo is an average cb too, but he is doing his job. Yanga and Colo are defenders who like to play with the ball. Sometimes you do need a defender who is doing just that minimum, that robotic action of kicking the ball away. I think Yanga is a better defender than Colo, and as Colo and Yanga are more the same compare to Willo, one of them should be on the bench and I think Yanga should be playing. But again, a problem.

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  • nufc7lad

    Dec 7, 2013 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #33

    Hate seeing Sissoko on the wing.
    This guy is a beast of a box to box midfielder
    We are not getting the best out of him out wide
    HBA is natural width and should be ahead of Anita to start on the right
    This could be a diamond formation tho

    Anita

    Tiote sissoko

    Cabaye

    Remy gouffran

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  • JAMSHA

    Dec 7, 2013 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #34

    Benji84

    chrome does the trick use it

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  • Blofal

    Dec 7, 2013 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #35

    What does Mbiwa have to do to get a game? This is ridiculous.

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  • nufc7lad

    Dec 7, 2013 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #36

    Cisse on for remy on 60 mins
    Ben Arfa on for Anita on 70 mins
    Yanga Mbiwa on for Williamson on 80 mins to grind out the draw

    Surely Marveux is a better option than Obertan on the bench?
    Glad to see Jonas back 🙂 hard worker
    Think we can get a draw today 🙂

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  • JAMSHA

    Dec 7, 2013 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #37

    Benji84

    if u wana root ur fone.. ders a easy tool named vroot.. its simple an harmeless to jst one click works on all fone even with 4.2.2 android… root n use addblock to block adds on chrome

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  • Benji84

    Dec 7, 2013 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #38

    any good links

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  • Oleg G

    Dec 7, 2013 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #39

    Benji84 // Dec 7, 2013 at 12:29 PM

    Check comment 22

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  • Benji84

    Dec 7, 2013 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #40

    oleg its buffering hard any way to remove it

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