Manchester United take on Newcastle later today, with a couple of Louis van Gaal’s Premier League rivals breathing right down his neck as the hunt for a spot in the Champions League continues. Games like this are suddenly becoming must wins when you look at United’s tricky fixture list for April and May.
The Dutchman will have to set his side up primarily to cancel out the threat of Newcastle, this should quieten the crowd and allow United to grow into the game as it goes on. This will require pace on the counter, hence the 4-3-3 setup as shown below.
Wayne Rooney, Angel di Maria and Adnan Januzaj should flourish as a front three, they are full of pace, trickery, and bags of ability. The midfield three offers solidity as well as Herrera’s skills on the ball.
Daley Blind will protect arguably United’s best back four on paper this season, and its crucial Louis van Gaal has all of his best players fit and available for such a pivotal time in the season.
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