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We could use the back 3 more often

I quite like it.

It suits the players we have at the moment imo. On the left of a back 3 is arguably the perfect position for Luke Shaw.

We have only one available winger at the moment in Daniel James who lets be fair looks out of his depth at the moment.

We have only used the formation against the bigger sides and I know 3 at the back sometimes sounds defensive but it’s only as defensive as you want it to be imo.

Not sure how we will line up on Thursday but for Sunday I would go the same as last night with one change.

Greenwood or Ighalo instead of James.

posted on 18/2/20

I think Dalot would be perfect for the wingback role there

posted on 18/2/20

comment by Busby (U19985)
posted 12 minutes ago
I happen to think the right of a back three could be perfect for AWB too.

But it also allows for bailly kamakaze defending not end in such catastrophic results.

Our issue is the CM and attack. Maybe Ighalo/ Rashford could replace James and Pogba replace Fred/ Matic and we'd likely see a different level of performance.
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I agree. A 3 of Shaw, Maguire and AWB could be used at times.

posted on 18/2/20

Watching hakimi you can see what an attacking full back does. Awb is too defensive for 352. Dalot would be a better option with Williams the other side and bailey, Shaw and Maguire being cbs

..................de gea
.........bailey....Maguire...shaw
Dalot.......Fred....mctominay....Williams
....................Fernandes
...........Greenwood......martial

That’s how I’d go without pogba and rashford against smaller sides if we use 352

posted on 18/2/20

huge element of good fortunes, awful defending and Chelsea lack target man

posted on 18/2/20

I happen to think the right of a back three could be perfect for AWB too.
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I really dont think so. Positionally he isnt great.

I do like Shaw on the other side though.

posted on 18/2/20

huge element of good fortunes, awful defending and

......

Are you talking about the 94th minute in your game with Villa Morespuds?

posted on 18/2/20

De Gea
Bailly
Maguire
Shaw
AWB/Dalot
Williams
Fred/McTominay
Fernandes
Pogba
Rashford
Martial

On paper that looks a good side. Will we get the chance to see it? Hard to say. Even if we do, getting the balance right in midfield is tricky. Might be easier without Pogba...

posted on 18/2/20

comment by Clockwork Red (U4892)
posted 44 minutes ago
De Gea
Bailly
Maguire
Shaw
AWB/Dalot
Williams
Fred/McTominay
Fernandes
Pogba
Rashford
Martial

On paper that looks a good side. Will we get the chance to see it? Hard to say. Even if we do, getting the balance right in midfield is tricky. Might be easier without Pogba...
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Yep. If it’s a 3-4-1-2 like last night, then you’re better off with McT and Fred in the middle of the park, with Bruno behind the two forwards.

comment by IAmMe (U18491)

posted on 19/2/20

Big advocate of united using 3 cbs

Major problems at the moment though because it, generally, only works if you have:

a) a solid, intelligent keeper
b) 3 reliable, quality cbs - united only have two
c) both wings well covered

United have to play a 'flat back 4' (playing deep) because they are having to protect weak keepers. Sort that problem, get another cb to support maguire/jones and a left winger, then maybe it's worth looking at.

But until then ......

posted on 19/2/20

Hard to go off of the other night, as we had chances, 2 dissallowed goals etc, and brandon williams and AWB looked terrible.
Infact watching williams v willian summed up the first half for me, both were awful.

Could definitely be something you implement though.

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