Alignment of Manchester United against Tottenham


It’s nice to predict an alignment for a match real. Manchester United has a match on Friday night, our first competitive match since the 12th of march.Tottenham Jose Mourinho will be a test much harder than LASK, unfortunately, and United will need to hit the ground running.

A team in great form, with the exception of the absence of an injury without a consequence of Phil Jones, provides the manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a handful of the dilemmas of selection difficult.

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The training

We talked last week of how a formation 3-4-1-2 could be an advantage for United against Tottenham, which hosts Harry Kane and Heung-Min His return from injury.

The strength in numbers helps to keep the rust of our central defenders and Solskjaer has regularly used this formation in big games outside, more recently, the 2-0 victory at the outside in Chelsea, which occurred after a pause, much shorter at the beginning of February.

Most of the last five are chosen by themselves, and we would expect that Luke Shaw gets the nod at left on Brandon Williams, although it is possible to play all of the two, and the first is one of the last three.

Dilemma of the middle of the field

The biggest decision for Solskjaer is to choose or not Paul Pogba at the heart of the midfield of United, in what would be his first start since September.

This may not be the correct mounting for a midfielder, experimental, leaving Solskjaer with another dilemma-Scott McTominay or Fred.

We would expect that the nature tenacious and the high fitness of McTominay see him take the advantage in this one, although there is a case where United could save him for the match with Sheffield United next Tuesday.

Bruno Fernandes picks itself at this stage, while United is a stronger team and has a better form with Nemanja Matic in midfield.

Put Matic in front of a defence in five, and United will be very difficult to break.

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First, this gives Marcus Rashford a role almost free to support Anthony Martial, and together, they should be capable of causing real problems to the Spurs.

United could call on players such as Pogba, Fred, Mason Greenwood, Dan James and Odion Ighalo from the bench, enough game changers to come and try to make the difference in a tight match.

And if Solskjaer opts for a formation 4-2-3-1?

In this case, Solskjaer poses some questions for further selection.

One of them is who will partner the captain Harry Maguire in central defence? Victor Lindelf will there be the preference as it was before, or Eric Bailly is now in full form and reloaded by a-t-he shown enough in training to prove that he deserves this chance?

A question would arise also as to who will take the start on the right wing. The rear side of Tottenham have been a weakness this season, so the pace of Dan James could cause them problems.

The alternatives out there, which include Mason Greenwood, or a Juan Mata revitalized, which was really in shape after the arrival of Bruno Fernandes.

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