Manchester United’s scintillating display against QPR saw the birth of a new setup under Louis van Gaal, as we played the 4-4-2 diamond formation for the first time. This system allows the Iron Tulip to utilise two strikers, as well as an attacking midfielder and wide players – it also means we’ve reverted to four at the back.
From the word go, the five at the back looked destined to fail in competitive games. It limits your attacking options, whilst leaving huge spaces in the wide areas going backwards.
With everyone fit, this is the team and system I’d go with:
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