Slav makes Oxford decision

OxfordReece Oxford won’t be involved in tomorrow’s crucial FA Cup clash against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

ClaretandHugh understands that the teenager has been left out of the squad but that Winston Reid, along with Joey O’Brien and Victor Moses have both made the journey north.

However, the question mark over Winston’s involvement remains as he has only just rejoined training and Slav has the dilemma of deciding whether to risk him or perhaps draft Cheik Kouyate into the back four and play Pedro Obiang in midfield.

Another awesome possibility is that Michail Antonio will continue in the right back role behind Moses a scenario which could cause massive problems down the right side for United.

The manager’s final decision will be whether to start Diafra Sakho or go with Andy Carroll in from of Manu Lanzini and Dimitri¬†Payet.

Possible team: Randolph, Antonio, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Noble, Kouyate Moses; Lanzini, Payet, Sakho. 



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7 comments on “Slav makes Oxford decision

  1. Looks like quite a solid selection.
    Depending on fitness, I’d like to see Valencia up front with Sakho and Lanzini, with Payet sitting just behind the front trio, with Noble and Kouyate. If Valencia tires, Moses could be used as an impact player.

  2. Obiang is needed in front of that back 4,don’t understand how Moses is a good choice in front of Antonio,sooner see Lanzini there as he works harder,and Obiang give cover for Antonio to get forward,
    Hope Reid is fit because if JOB comes on the field I will not be watching,
    I just don’t see how JOB gets the nod before Oxford,just hope he does no leave for some team that wants to play him before a very ordinary journeyman,
    But I still have faith in Slav to get it right and this is only a guess team

  3. JOB is a solid player. Doesn’t make many mistakes and get a hard rep from fans. Granted he’s not my first second or third choice but he’s a reliable player. If he’s in ill be happy and feel safe with him at RB

  4. Shame that Oxford is not on the bench, he got rolled by Lukaku like our outher recod=nised cb’s have and not only Lukaku but also Anicebe rolling them. Its a learning card he needs minutes on the pitch too improve, its a big step up but he looks like he has the attitude to jump these obstacles hope he gets another change very soon.

  5. Solid and reliable now that’s sounds like a 15 year old ford transit that should be parked at Sunderland they don’t make them no more,
    Where as a new BMW Oxford should not be parked in London when we are in Manchester,
    If he is so reliable how come we have had no takers and before BFS gave him a job he was left out grazing for a long time,
    Simple not good enough
    Even the misfits in manure land will make him look bad,
    Sorry just a very strong opinion

  6. Oxford only got done by Luluka once Chelski got done twice,
    We need to give this lad a chance before Ginge and Tomo return,

  7. It seems strange if it’s true that Oxford is not in the match day squad. He needs to be involved and to get more minutes under his belt.
    I wonder if he has stepped out of line and Bilic is reminding him who’s boss.
    Our squad can cope without JOB.
    Related to this – if we really have an agreement with Nordveit that’s excellent news.

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