Change in tack lays path for new boss
Manchester Evening News|January 25, 2022
RALF’S SWITCHED TO 4-3-3, PREFERRED POCHETTINO AND TEN HAG
By RICHARD FAY

 

IT is rather ironic United’s recent success has come from playing the very formation Ole Gunnar Solskjaer tried to implement last summer.

Having conceded his side were too reliant on hitting teams on the break, the Norwegian coach looked to switch from a 4-2-3-1 to a 4-3-3 with the focus on the Reds controlling possession and, in turn, their own destiny.

Things started well as United blitzed Everton in pre-season with the new-look formation, and they were on red-hot form for the opening match of the season too, as Leeds were dismantled at Old Trafford.

However as form began to dip United reverted back to type with the same predictable approach, which was well beyond its expiry date.

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