Match: Manchester United – Middlesbrough
Date: October 28, Wednesday, 2015
Start time: 20:00 GMT
Manchester United host Middlesbrough in the match from 1/8 finals in Capital One Cup. The game is on Wednesday at 20:00 GMT on “Old Trafford”.
“The Red Devils” started the race at a later stage, including in the last round. In the third round students of Louis van Gaal he was categorically against Ipswich, having won 3:0 at home. Then the Dutch specialist approaches the game very seriously and put all holders as the only player who rarely get a chance in the starting line-up was Andreas Pereira. The youngster scored one of the hits of the classic success of the team.
Over the weekend, United drew 0:0 in the derby of Manchester against City and dropped to 4th position in the standings of the “Premiership”.” The Red Devils” played a good game in defense but in attack they lacked a lot of creativity that is needed to deal with the defense of “citizens”. Wayne Rooney is still not the player who fans want to see the team. English football has only two goals in the first 10 rounds of the league, which is modest for a player of his caliber.
Middlesbrough started participating in the tournament from the first round, where the side Oldham Athletic 3:1 as a guest. In the next phase of the team “Championship” was a guest again, this time Burton Albion. Boro came much harder to victory after they had to play extra time and ultimately triumphed 2:1. In the third round draw their detachments host Wolverhampton. Aitor Karanka-led team was uncompromising against “wolves”, beating them 3: 0 and so secure a clash with Manchester United.
Middlesbrough will try this season to win direct promotion to the Premier League. Currently the team is on 4 th place in the ranking with a point less than the second Hull City. Over the weekend, Boro end the negative series of three games without a win, beating Uulvaryahmptan 3:1 as a guest.
The two teams met last season in 2008/09 when played three meetings. Manchester United emerged victorious in all three crash after outplaying 2:0 and 1:0 his opponent in the league and in the Cup of League eliminated him with 3:1. Then the battle was the third round of the competition, and the composition of the United none left footballer of those who took part in this meeting.
Judging by previous match for United in the tournament, it must be Van Gaal approaches seriously again meeting with Middlesbrough. The Dutch coach is eager for trophies with “Reds” and will try to qualify the team as much as possible ahead of the tournament. I expect United to implement domestic pressure early in the match and advance to take the break to keep the end of the meeting.