Mitrovic, Perez Both Start At Old Trafford


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Steve McClaren has just announced the Newcastle team to play Manchester United at Old Trafford today – a game that has a 12:45 pm early kick-off – and the game has come a bit early for Moussa Sissoko who misses out.

But both Mitrovic and Perez start this game with Papiss Cisse dropping down to the bench.

Teams:

Manchester United (4-2-3-1): Sergio Romero; Matteo Darmian, Chris Smalling, Daley Blind, Luke Shaw; Bastian Schweinsteiger, Morgan Schneiderlin; Adnan Januzaj, Juan Mata, Memphis Depay; Wayne Rooney (c)
Substitutes: Sam Johnstone, Paddy McNair, Michael Carrick, Ander Herrera, Antonio Valencia, Ashley Young, Javier Hernandez

Newcastle (4-2-3-1): Tim Krul; Chancel Mbemba, Steven Taylor, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Massadio Haidara; Vurnon Anita, Jack Colback; Ayoze Perez, Georginio Wijnaldum, Gabriel Obertan; Aleksandar Mitrovic
Substitutes: Karl Darlow, Mike Williamson, Cheick Tiote, Siem de Jong, Rolando Aarons, Florian Thauvin, Papiss Cisse

New signing Florian Thauvin is one the bench and it’s good to see both Aleksandar Mitrovic and Ayoze Perez start this game for Newcastle – and Siem de Jong is back on the bench after missing last week’s game at Swansea.

Chancel Mbemba moves to right back and Steven Taylor comes into the middle – as expected – with Daryl Janmaat missing this game through suspension.

The two wingers will be Gabby Obertan and Ayoze Perez with Mitrovic up front – what a game to make your starting debut in for the Serbian International – let’s hope he doesn’t go daft and pick up a yellow card again.

This is what head coach Steve McClaren has said about this game:

“It’s fantastic, many people would think it’s not a good fixture for us with our new look squad but it’s going to be a good chance for us really up our performance,”

“We took a step back last week after a promising start against Southampton but now it’s about moving forward in terms of our performance, attitude and the football we play.”

“Hopefully then we can become a side that teams will start to dread playing.”

“They’ve won every game,” “I don’t think there’s a team in the Premier League at the moment, bar maybe Manchester City, who will be more satisfied with the way they’ve started and the football they are playing.”

“There is a lot of talk of them not doing this or not doing that and I know from my days there that there always will be that pressure and expectation to play free-flowing, attacking football.”

“However, the important thing for them is that they are winning efficiently and winning well, which they’ve shown over the past few games.”

“The players we’ve brought in are winners and they will be wanting to start winning games as soon as possible, starting at Old Trafford.”

It’s a tough game today but an interesting choice of team from Steve McClaren.

Three fans in five think we will lose this game.

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546 comments so far

  • Nufc-83

    Aug 22, 2015 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #1

    Yesssssssssss

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  • JAMSHA

    Aug 22, 2015 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #2

    good

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  • AncientC

    Aug 22, 2015 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #3

    Man Utd: Romero; Darmian, Smalling, Blind, Shaw; Schneiderlin, Schweinsteiger; Mata, Januzaj, Memphis; Rooney.

    subs: Johnstone, McNair, Valencia, Carrick, Herrera, Young, Chicharito.

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  • Nufc-83

    Aug 22, 2015 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #4

    Aaron’s for overran only change but happy with that

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  • JAMSHA

    Aug 22, 2015 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #5

    happy to see perez

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  • JAMSHA

    Aug 22, 2015 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #6

    whos on our bench?///

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Aug 22, 2015 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #7

    Obertan still in the starring line up, ahead of arrons & Thauvin. This guy seems undroppable

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  • Spellcheck

    Aug 22, 2015 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #8

    Cmon Newcastle. Great to see Mitrovic starting.

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Aug 22, 2015 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #9

    Message to mitrovic, work on blind!!

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  • sing in the corner

    Aug 22, 2015 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #10

    Obertan’s got to stand up for this one. Concerned about his nervy character, in front of Old Trafford crowd. We can’t afford for him to hide in this game.

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  • Offkey

    Aug 22, 2015 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #11

    Pleased to see mitrovic and perez starting, just hoping know that it works….I am pretty positive we can get a result here……but won’t be disappointed unless it’s a proper thumping

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  • Offkey

    Aug 22, 2015 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #12

    Know – now

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  • Nufc-83

    Aug 22, 2015 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #13

    Thauvin on the bench???

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Aug 22, 2015 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #14

    Need to nullify schweinsteiger in the middle.

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  • SUTTY1978

    Aug 22, 2015 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #15

    Jesus, Obertan again, no doubt Aarons will get a run out when we are 3-0 down, Thauvin might come on at 4-0.

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  • Belfast

    Aug 22, 2015 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #16

    Yep Thauvin on bench

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  • Nufc-83

    Aug 22, 2015 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #17

    @lee_ryder: #nufc subs Darlow, Williamson, Cisse, de Jong, Aarons, Thauvin, Tiote.

    Great bench

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  • TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa

    Aug 22, 2015 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #18

    1. did not see mitro/perez combo at all!
    2. obertan is the new gouf- undroppable.

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  • WWSBRD

    Aug 22, 2015 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #19

    Our midfield is going to get dominated

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  • Noel Worst

    Aug 22, 2015 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #20

    Mitrovic definitely has the capability to bully Blind and Smalling. A weak central pair.

    Their front 4 looks fearsome though and my faith in our defence is at an all-time low.

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  • Brian Pinas

    Aug 22, 2015 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #21

    Mitro to stand on Blind; should cause him all sorts of problems. Might seem mad but I fancy this.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Aug 22, 2015 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #22

    Glad Mitrovich is starting – should see some sparks today.
    How the hell Obertron gets a start I don’t know – useless footballer. I ‘m sure we’ll see some excellent defensive duties from him (Not).
    hope it’s a fairy tale ending but I suspect not – I think we’ll get whooped.

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  • TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa

    Aug 22, 2015 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #23

    did not see it coming i mean

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Aug 22, 2015 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #24

    Would like to see Perez on the left wing hes more productive cutting in than Obertan would be

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Aug 22, 2015 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #25

    I think he will be playing Perez on the left, tough game v darmian who has looked very good for man utd. I wonder why he has yet to start aarons considering his link up play with haidara being quite good.

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  • northernracoon

    Aug 22, 2015 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #26

    Really pleased with that… apart from obertan…id of started aarons… but think both aarons and thauvin will come in at some point….. can see perez more than filling sissoko’s boots….and mitro will be buzzing… i think this is the game to throw him in and settle the lad… both wide players rly need to get the service in up top for the big lad…. should cause manure a few problems !!

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  • ROSHAN MAGPIE

    Aug 22, 2015 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #27

    Obertan has not done bad deserves his place

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  • JDdubai

    Aug 22, 2015 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #28

    Obertan the new Gouffran…..defensive choice ahead of Aarons or Thauvin.

    Other than that I would have picked the same team, good to see Perez in there.

    Cant see why we didnt go with Aarons stating with Thauvin the option to come on in 2nd half but lets see how it goes..

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  • Noel Worst

    Aug 22, 2015 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #29

    Obertan is starting because he was one of our best players in the opener, provided a stunning assist and because he was our only player to show any attacking intent in the 1st half last weekend, again was one of our better players.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Aug 22, 2015 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #30

    Mitrovich is going to in one direction – goal bound -confronting defenders really interesting to see how this pans out -would love him to score.
    Keeping a close eye on Colo today to see if he repeats his errors.

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  • Our Toon

    Aug 22, 2015 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #31

    Good line up howay the toon

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  • Average_Contents

    Aug 22, 2015 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #32

    Obertron!

    Nothing more needs to be said….

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  • Jib

    Aug 22, 2015 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #33

    I think Obertan will play as long as the window is open – it’s a shame but I can see the logic.

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  • Slank

    Aug 22, 2015 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #34

    SUTTY1978 @ 15

    Do you not think that playing Obertan against his old club a good physiological reason to do so ?

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  • catchy in norway

    Aug 22, 2015 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #35

    obertan is only starting because he is in the shop window,

    once this squad starts clicking WE all know he has nothing on Rolando Sissoko Lorian or perez come to that.

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  • TheToonKing

    Aug 22, 2015 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #36

    We’re dead….

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  • sing in the corner

    Aug 22, 2015 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #37

    Pleased with the line up…think we need to score a couple to get something here, all thinks defence considered.

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  • sing in the corner

    Aug 22, 2015 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #38

    *things

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Aug 22, 2015 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #39

    Don’t think obertan is in the shop window, if that was the case then gouffran would be playing.

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  • Noel Worst

    Aug 22, 2015 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #40

    Catchy

    Don’t speak for the collective, please, numbskull.

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