- 1 PSV Eindhoven vs Manchester United UCL match preview: Latest Form, Injury Updates, Strategy Analysis and more
- 2 PSV Eindhoven vs Manchester United 15th September; UCL Match: Quotes clash!
- 3 PSV Eindhoven vs Manchester United expected starting line up on 15th September UCL Match
In the Group B clash we have PSV Eindhoven taking on Manchester United in their home ground. The Dutch giant and the English giant are going in for the hardest group tussle they are going to face. PSV Eindhoven vs Manchester United UCL match on 15th September is not only going to introduce PSV Eindhoven and Manchester United back to UEFA Champions League but also it will bring in a lot of individual emotions to busk in.
PSV Eindhoven vs Manchester United UCL match preview: Latest Form, Injury Updates, Strategy Analysis and more
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PSV Eindhoven: Form, Injury Update and Strategy against Manchester United
PSV Eindhoven is having a decent run in Eredivisie and Dutch League. The team has won three matches and has drawn two matches in theri five domestic league matches. Last Saturday they destroyed Cambuur Leeuwarden with a 6-0 result in an away match. The team has genarated so much trust in their supporters that all three home match tickets of PSV Eindhoven are already sold out. With a 2 points difference with the table top Ajax Amsterdam, PSV Eindhoven are in fourth in Eredivisie.
PSV Eindhoven doesn’t have much injury to worry about.
PSV Eindhoven generally plays positional football trying to control the game in the opponents half. The team has some very quality mid-fielders and some deadly poachers in front but they do not intend to press a lot from the flanks. The most important quality of the team is that, most of the first eleven players are very good in aerial balls. Striker De Jong is a genuine poacher who hardly misses a half-chance from an aerial threat. So, it’s very likely that the Netherlands team will make use of the dead ball situations. Other than that the strongest feature of this team is their midfield. Propper, Guardado and Maher are all very dangerous and builds up attacks very often controlling the midfield thorough and through. On the other hand PSV Eindhoven coach Phillip Cocu has openly said that their strikers would opt to pressurise Chris Smalling; as he is the weak-link to Manchester United’s defense. Cocu quoted
“Smalling is regarded as a great defender, but he isn’t the best on the ball.PSV have worked it out, they are going to let Smalling have the ball all the time. They know he is limited in his ideas.”
Manchester United: Form, Injury Update and Strategy against PSV Eindhoven
After losing to Swansea City for a 2-1; Manchester United is back on their winning momentum, destroying their arch rival Liverpool in the Saturday derby. United won 3-1 against Liverpool and is ready to face their 1st UCL match after a season’s waiting.
Manchester United injury Update is quiet long. The team is still struggling to pitch up a full squad. Wayne Rooney is ruled out of the away fixture against PSV with his knee injury. Jones is still not fit; though Rojo had featured in his national team last week and looked pretty fit. So he may join back.
With no Rooney upfront, Manchester United may opt to feature Marouane Fellaini in striker’s position or they can also give a first eleven chance to the French young man debutant scorer Anthony Martial. Manchester United also plays possession based football all around the field with strong holding midfielders to take care. So, we are going to witness some mid-filed war, hopefully. Manchester United will also opt to use their flanks with Darmian, Shaw and Ashley Young to provide chances to their one striker in front. Juan Mata and Memphis Depay will look to break the PSV Eindhoven defence through the middle. With Fellaini in front, they can also try the same old lob and head formula, but with such strong aerial defence to play against, we don’t see much happening there! Actually Bruma is the weakest link in PSV’s defence and Depay will surely try to attack that man except that Darmian can also outrun Brenet whenever he feels like, so would try to do it as often as possible making PSV do their most common fault of giving away fouls in dangerous positions.
PSV Eindhoven vs Manchester United UCL match: Depay and Blind comes home
Now, there have been a lot of buzz about Depay’s home coming match. Memphis Depay and Daley Blind are getting back to their own home club after joining United for the first time. In one hand Depay would love to score, in this match on the other hand PSV Eindhoven along with the supporters does not seem to be offering Memphis any warm welcome.
PSV Eindhoven vs Manchester United 15th September; UCL Match: Quotes clash!
PSV coach Cocu quoted
“Depay is not going to get one bit of joy out of his return to Holland. Santiago Arias, the Mexican international defender who knows him inside out, is going to eat him raw. Honestly, I am 100 percent sure that Arias will wipe him out. And if Daley Blind thinks he can come and enjoy a bit of freedom, or dominate the game again, then he will soon realise all the PSV players are going to be after him. They will not leave him alone.”
However, Louis Van Gaal though had delivered a much friendly quote prior to the match
“I don’t think it will be hostile. In PSV, the board are friends of mine. They were also my board at AZ Alkmaar, I know them very well and also Memphis is going back. He was a great player for PSV, so I don’t think it’ll be hostile for him. They want to win, they want to beat us and it is extra motivation for PSV. We have to manage that. I know a lot of players personally, so for us it’s a meeting with old friends.”
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PSV Eindhoven vs Manchester United expected starting line up on 15th September UCL Match
PSV Eindhoven (4-3-3)
Zoet; Arias, Bruma, Isimat-Mirin, Brenet; Propper, Guardado, Maher; Narsingh, L.d.Jong, Lestienne
Manchester United (4-2-3-1)
De Gea; Shaw, Blind, Smalling, Darmian; Schweinsteiger, Schneiderlin; Depay, Herrera, Mata; Martial.
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