18 Oct 2020 01:36:03
Our 4-2-3-1 formation has been worked out, it worked for a while last season but managers work out how to play against a certain system and you have to adapt.

I think we were all surprised and worried when we saw the team but a change in personnel actually allowed us to play a different way which wasn't as easy to defend against. Mata was moving into the spaces inside and the front 3 looked more fluid than they have, even though they are worse players. James did well running with the ball and moving between midfield and attack but he has no end product at all and his passing is far too sloppy.

No surprise to me that when we really changed the formation in the last 10 minutes and allowed pogba, vdb and Bruno to just play that we suddenly looked unplayable, they had no play for that, it's the first time we have played all 3 in the same team.

We have Greenwood, martial and cavani to add to that forward line as well, we aren't as bad as people have been making out and hopefully a few of us are looking forward a bit more to the next few weeks rather than expecting us to lose every game. A win next week would put us ahead of Chelsea interestingly. The other teams who we will likely be challenging for top 4 with are dropping points and after a poor start we really need to see if we can kick on.

A lot of the problems are still there but some of the big ones were nullified a little today, let's see what the next few weeks brings.

1.) 18 Oct 2020
18 Oct 2020 07:01:13
It goes to show that Ole doesn't know what his best team or formation is. Yiur are correct that teams have worked Utd out when they play 4231.

The problem is, that when teams play pressing football and pin Utd back, that we make too many mistakes. Both Lindelof and Maguire lack pace and aren't that good technically either. I think it is how they are coached aswell.

Ultimately we are a Jekyll and Hyde team.

2.) 18 Oct 2020
18 Oct 2020 07:44:56
Good see the confidence returning to the players, I admit I was worried about the fixtures coming up, but now not so much.

3.) 18 Oct 2020
18 Oct 2020 08:09:48
The counter attack goal from Bruno was top class.

Next week is absolutely crucial for us.
PSG, Chelsea and Leipzig in 10 days. Therefore the squad rotation was understandable.

4.) 18 Oct 2020
18 Oct 2020 09:02:56
That’s the first thing I thought when they were all on the pitch. Mata, Bruno, Pogba and VdB are our best footballers and it showed instantly. Was a joy to watch and would be great to watch them play together again.

5.) 18 Oct 2020
18 Oct 2020 11:02:18
When the ballers were brought in, it changed the whole dynamic and flow of play. It wasn't any sort of genius formation change in the last 10 minutes.

I hope he is brave enough to trust the capable players in the team from the start. McT/ Matic holding, Van De Beek, Bruno, Mata and things will happen. I don't want to see Fred/ McT starting again, they offer nothing there.

6.) 18 Oct 2020
18 Oct 2020 11:07:18
PSG. Oh my days! Their attack could tear our defence a new one!