Angel Di Maria is a Red, and now we have a look at how Louis van Gaal can fit the new man into his new-look 3-5-2 formation. We reckon he’ll line-up similar to this graphic below if everyone were fit, and as Angel Di Maria said in his interview yesterday, he expects to play on the left side of the central midfield.
Personally, I’d hope that the new boss will switch to the 4-3-3 and use Angel Di Maria at the right-winger, but for now I think he’ll persist with the three at the back. Many have suggested that Di Maria will be deployed as the right-wingback, but I reckon this limits his attacking prowess.
My only concern with this is that the middle looks a little lightweight. Herrera and Di Maria would be an excellent partnership whilst on the offensive, but I think they’d struggle defensively against the likes of Yaya Toure due to his power.
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