Date: 23rd February 2011 at 6:43pm
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Despite the team travelling ‘light’ Sir Alex has still put out a rather strong team as we look to ease our passage into the quarter finals.

With Ferdinand still out with a calf injury Smalling remains beside Vidic in defence whilst John O’Shea takes up the right back position. It looks like we’ll be going with a 451 with Berbatov being supported by Rooney and Nani whilst Carrick, Fletcher and Gibson occupy the midfield.

Starting XI: Van Der Sar; O’Shea,Vidic,Smalling, Evra; Fletcher, Gibson, Carrick; Nani, Rooney; Berbatov

Subs: Kuszczak, Brown, Hernandez, Scholes, Fabio, Rafael, Obertan

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3 responses to “TEAM ANNOUNCED vs Marseille: Rooney and Berbatov start, Gibbo in midfield”

  1. Amos says:

    With Gibson in the side, I predict we lose. I seriously have no idea what he offers the side !
    When fletcher used to get stick early in his United career, you could never fault him for trying.

    Please Gibbo, take Trappatoni’s advice

  2. Simon says:

    Obviously rotation is the name of the game these days with the amount of matcheas the club has but “face palming” is the instinctive reaction when you see a side that contains Gibson and O’shea. Given our atrocious away form, expectations (especially with this personel) are extremely low.

  3. Chudi says:

    Sorry to interupt your wake keeping lads but I’d prefer to actually see Gibbo play before I criticise. JOS has looked fine the last two times he has played and don’t be so worried about our away form – 9 wins out of last 10 European away games isn’t exactly ‘atrocious’!