Moyes To Use ManUtd 'B' Team For Rapid

We recently held a poll to see if David Moyes should use his 'Man Utd' 'B' Team to play against Rapid Vienna for Thursday evening's Europa League cup tie, the response was overwhelmingly YES! For the first and supposedly most difficult group, stage fixture against Dinamo Zagreb Moyes chose :Fabiański, Fredericks, Zouma, Diop, Cresswell, Rice (c), Souček, Vlašić, Fornals, Lanzini, Antonio Subs: Areola (GK), Randolph (GK), Coufal, Johnson, Masuaku, Ogbonna, Dawson, Noble, Král, Benrahma, Yarmolenko, Bowen.

For the victorious Moose Cup tie at Old Trafford the Irons manager chose: Areola, Fredericks, Johnson, Diop, Dawson, Masuaku, Kral, Noble, Lanzini, Yarmolenko, Bowen Subs: Randolph, Coufal, Zouma, Ogbonna, Fornals, Vlasic, Benrahma. Bowen and Benrahma both put a shift in at Leeds yesterday, Bowen also started the Moose cup tie on Wednesday evening, both players need a bit of a rest, particularly Bowen.

Coufal needs a break, but that will depend on Fredericks' recovery from injury, promising youth player Harrison Ashby is the only other option at right back, because Johnson would already be occupying the left back berth vacated by Aaron Cresswell. Thursday might just be the time to elevate Ashby to the main squad, albeit the 'glorified' B team!

Moyes can have Antonio and several other 1st team players on the bench in case things go belly up, as it is a home game it will not detract from those players' recovery time if they have to bench warm. Managing the squad and it's commitments is a challenge David Moyes seems able and willing to meet, how refreshing is that ?

You may need to pinch yourself to realise just how far the club has actually come since the days when the Undertaker that was Avram Grant was manager?

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I wouldn't have Yarmolenko anywhere the squad. The bloke is worse than a lame donkey. It is like playing with 10 men as soon as he comes on and I'm sure his attitude affects our momentum...There, I said it !

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Yarmolenko was a different player on Wednesday when he was used from the start. He ha had a few 30 second cameos from the bench, no one can impress like that.
I’m sure if he starts on Thursday he wil put in a decent shift.
He is world class, we just have yet to see it.
Let’s get behind him and the team.

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