The thought of Jose Mourinho coming to Previous Trafford and beating Manchester United is a really actual and imminent menace.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s facet have received 4 of their 14 Premier League video games up to now this time period, whereas Tottenham Hotspur have claimed three consecutive wins since Mourinho arrived.
There are only a few issues that enchantment lower than Mourinho’s Spurs working riot on the Theatre of Desires, and as such, Solskjaer wants a plan.
And in that spirit, right here is an XI that might, perhaps, stifle this sport.
The principle drawback for United towards Aston Villa – and there have been many – was that the midfielders Fred and Andreas Pereira usually acquired the ball with little or no choices round them as a result of them being in a midfield pivot, which in the end meant that they wanted to cross huge or backward.
That is likely one of the important explanation why Four-2-Three-1, below Mourinho and Solskjaer, has usually did not work, and in a sport performed at a really excessive depth, it’ll definitely not work towards an organised and energised Spurs facet.
Switching to 4 throughout the midfield opens up new passing lanes, squeezing the area in behind United’s defence and, you’d hope, encourages Fred and Scott McTominay (ought to he return) to play the ball into the No.10, with each wing-backs dragging Spurs gamers a bit wider in contrast with the press Villa have been in a position to placed on from minute one.
When your midfield is struggling, it’s a must to help them by giving them totally different angles – and a system that, by its very nature, calls for extra motion up entrance.
Solskjaer must study from Sunday’s mistake. This formation could be a means of doing simply that.