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If you were in Alan Pardew’s shoes tomorrow afternoon, who would you pick to start against Man United at Old Trafford? Does Obertan come straight back into the team after injury? Does Ben Arfa keep his place after his performance against Man City? Does Ryan Taylor continue at left-back after his mistakes cost us dear last weekend? Leave a comment below and have your say!

Here’s what I’ve come up with:

Krul

Simpson – Coloccini – S. Taylor – Santon

Obertan – Cabaye – Tiote – Gutierrez

Ben Arfa

Ba

I’d replace Ryan Taylor at left-back with Santon to cope with Man United’s problem-causing wingers. Taylor struggled last week against City and Santon is much more defensively able and should cope with the likes of Ashley Young and Nani better than the former Wigan man.

I’d put Obertan back in the team, he was in good form before he picked up an injury and with him being back at Old Trafford, he may just have a personal debt to settle.

Ben Arfa should play off Ba, as he did last week, as it is his ideal position and we need his creativity if Ba is to get chances to give us hope of taking maximum points. Best could be introduced from the bench for a more physical presence if needs be.

Do you agree with this team or could you do it better? Leave a comment below and have your say!

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  1. Gilbert

    Nah man,you can’t start obertan after his been out for four weeks and they going to need to have a solid team s0 I go with this..4-3-3…1-krul2-simpson3-santon4-taylor5-collocini6-tiote7-guthrie8-cabaye9-ba10-ben arfa11-gutierrezz

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  2. Andrew

    Doesn't matter team you put out, your gonna suffer a heavy defeat at Old Trafford anyway

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  3. Woodie

    I'd keep with Raylor at LB, provided he gets the support he's had from Spiderman with his pace to keep the likes of Young in check. They worked well together against Spurs. Let's not forget he's also got the potential to knock in a corking free kick if Man U give anything away around the box too.

    Tiote is suppposed to be out and Guthrie is supposed be carrying a knock too so I'd put Gosling in if both aren't available, but obviously Chiek goes straight in if the rumours of him not being ready are a smoke screen 🙂

    Agree with Ba up front and HBA playing just off him, but it would need someone besides HBA breaking into the box to run onto and balls Ba can hold up. I think we need to keep control in MF so this allows him to drop back and take up a bit more space. We'll have good attacking options on the bench in Best (again he might be a doubt though) and Shola, not to mention Sammy who could do a job there too so Pards can mix it up with a half hour to spare.
    Oh, and one other thing: HOWAY THE LADS!

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  4. mikeal

    hate to say it but im getting the feeling we are going to get hammerd. man u will be like a wounded animal and wiv rooney playin it dsnt look good. lets hope tiote is fit and shows that crazy form.

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  5. Richie

    Santon cant start against Man U of all teams, it takes time for alot of players to get used to the Prem so starting him wouldnt do the lad any good. Maybe introduce him but apart from that Taylor is still our man. the team should be Krul Simpson Colo Saylor Raylor, Jonas Cabaye Gosling( if Tiote and Gut are both out) Obertan or Sammy depending on Obers fitness, BenArfa and Ba. Then we have still got options with the likes of Shola and Sammy, Santon and Petr Loven who wud like to make an impression seen as he is on the lookout for a new club. Im predicting a battling 1-1 draw at best. COME ON D TOON

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  6. King Arfa

    Krul

    Simpson | S. Taylor | Coloccini (C) | Santon

    Obertan | Cabaye | Gosling | Jonas

    Ben Arfa

    Ba

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  7. lidz74

    Krul
    Simpson – Coloccini – S. Taylor – Santon
    Obertan – Cabaye – Tiote – Gutierrez
    Ben Arfa
    Ba

    change at half time for r.taylor and gosling…

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  8. toonfan5-1

    Krul
    Colo S.Taylor
    Simpson R.Taylor
    Cabaye
    Gosling/Sammy Gutierrez
    HBA

    Ba

    Obertan for Gosling/Sammy – 60th minute
    Possibly Santon for R.Taylor

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