Terriers host Red Devils
John Smiths Stadium
21 October 2017
Huddersfield welcome Manchester United to the John Smiths Stadium this afternoon in the Premier League!
The Terriers are huge underdogs, not just in this game, but in the entire league just like last season but the Terriers with their fighting spirit and #NoLimits attitude could perhaps pull off a shock result ?
Wagner is a manager that is still learning his trade, one characteristic of his side is the ability to bounce back and learn from defeats.
The recent home loss to Spurs will perhaps be reflected in how the team approach this match, perhaps with a little less naivety.
Much of Huddersfields game revolves around getting that first goal in a game, and how they could presently do with a goal having not found the net in 6 of their previous 7 games.
Manchester United roll into town carrying quite a significant injury list but reality is they should still have too much for little old Huddersfield, shouldn't they ?
Vital Quotes: David Wagner
"I`m so happy that our supporters and everybody in our dressing room knows exactly that we have our clear vision, we still have no limits, we are very ambitious, but we don`t have expectations which are unrealistic.
"This is something that everyone should be clear, that this will never change at this football club because that`s what made us strong so far; realistic expectations and unbelievable togetherness.
"If we keep this together with our ambitions, I am totally sure we have a chance and as I said at the start of the season you only like to have a chance.
"We have to make sure that we keep three things; be ambitious, keep realistic expectations and show this togetherness. These are the only reasons we are where we are at the minute; in the Premier League."
Turning his attention to todays opponents, Wagner mused
There`s no doubt about it, Manchester United is one of the top six clubs in the Premier League.
"We have already played Tottenham Hotspur at home, another one of the top six, even though it wasn`t the best result, I didn`t think the performance was as poor as the result was.
"We now have experience against top teams and hopefully, and this is our aim, we can show we have made a few steps further and that we`ve learned a lot out of the Tottenham game."
Huddersfield Town Team News:
Steve Mounie is expected to be fit to return to the squad although a bench place is most likely.
Philip Billing is still waiting on news of how long he will be out after twisting an ankle in the defeat to Swansea.
Collin Quaner, Kasey Palmer & Michael Hefele all remain sidelined
Player to watch: Christopher Schindler
The Lynch Pin of our defence will need to be on his A game.
If we can keep the ball out of the net we stand a chance
Manchester United Team News:
Marcus Rashford is fit for selection
Paul Pogba, Marouane Fellaini & Michael Carrick all miss out through injury
Marcos Rojo is a long term absentee as well as Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Eric Bailly is a large doubt with Victor Lindelof or Chris Smalling expected to deputise alongside Phil Jones.
Player to watch: Romelu Lukaku
he is clearly the danger man, scores goals, Town will do well to keep him quiet this afternoon
Match Facts & Stats
This is the first meeting between the sides since 1971-72 season!
Huddersfield last defeated the Red Devils way back in March 1952, with a 3-2 victory
Manchester United are undefeated against the Terriers in the last 10 meetings, winning 7 of those games.
Referee: Lee Mason
Assistant Refs: Harry Lennard and Matthew Wilkes
Fourth Official: Kevin Friend
His highest card count that season was eight yellows in the game between Leicester City and Middlesbrough in November.
Eight yellows also appeared in the Bristol City and Birmingham City clash and he also showed seven yellows and one red in the game between Manchester City and Burnley.
He took in 34 matches in 2015-16 and in those games, across all competitions and football divisions, he handed out a total of 96 yellow cards and three red cards.
He was most card happy in the match between Derby and Sheffield Wednesday in April with a total of nine yellows being shown. The Nottingham Forest and Middlesbrough game in September saw eight yellows.
Let`s hope it`s not another repeat and more of the players edge closer to automatic bans. Match Day referee Mason has officiated six games in 2017/18, showing 12 yellow cards and one red card.
He took in 25 games in 2016/17 with a return of 96 yellow cards and three red cards.
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