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433 (2018 version)

Discussion in 'Manchester United Forum' started by Bastian, Jan 31, 2018.

  1. Jan 31, 2018
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    Bastian Full Member

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    Couldn't find a non-ancient thread on this, apologies if there is one.

    The elephant in the room must be our midfield formation. We cannot be matching strong teams with only Matic in midfield and Pogba running around doing his thing. It's painfully obvious.

    Can we please partner Matic with an actual midfielder and solidify our shape..
  2. Jan 31, 2018
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    J_Red 11 Banned

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    We didn't play 433 today in first half even we have been playing 433 in previous league games. Pogba played deeper in 4231 today. Another problem is that when we got 2 centre back who aren't good passer and holding midfielder who is also not a good playmaking passer, we have a serious problem to build up our play. We need the new Carrick in the summer, someone who is good in positioning but also great vision and pick a quick pass without taking too many touches like Pogba.
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    Bwuk Full Member

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    The Pogba/Matic pivot doesn’t work.

    Bench Lukaku, front three of Sanchez, Martial and Jesse and get someone in midfield with them.
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    All 3 United His tinfoil hat protects him from the Glazers. Verified Moaner

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    If we’re playing 4-3-3, we should drop Lukaku.

    So a front three of Matrial, Sanchez and Rashford. That allows Herrera to play in midfield with Pogba and Matic.
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    Why?
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    davidmichael Full Member

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    Completely agree with at least giving Rashford a chance alongside Sanchez and Martial as a front three as I think that three is completely interchangeable and very fluid whereas Lukaku makes it much more rigid and nowhere near as flexible or interchangeable.

    Even though I think we need a big upgrade on Herrera I think Herrera gives support to Matic which Matic needs when Pogba roams forward which is his natural game. I’d even look at Carrick alongside Matic and Pogba in a few games too so we can test the theory on a Xavi/Scholes type being needed alongside Pogba abs Matic.
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    All 3 United His tinfoil hat protects him from the Glazers. Verified Moaner

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    Just because he wouldn’t be as involved as we would need a player in a front three, takes far too long to control the ball or pick out a pass and seldom plays one touch football.
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    BluesJr Full Member

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    Why we haven’t signed Fred or someone similar in this window is beyond me.
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    MaxiPaxi likes to shove his mum's boiled eggs up his rectum

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    Who are our long term options in the midfield 3? Matic looks gassed. Pogba will be great further up but who do we buy? We will probably need at least two midfielders this summer, maybe 3, if you look at Matic's form and taking injuries into consideration.
  10. Feb 25, 2018
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    Samid follows Pogue around, fixing his images

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    Who could have possibly imagined that 433 with Pogba in his favoured position might work?
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    drdoityourself Full Member

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    We weren't fluid today but still the system looked more solid, allowing more control of the game and better cover with Matic.
    This should be the system going forward, with more chemistry between Sanchez and the rest, we could be turning a corner.
  12. Feb 25, 2018
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    Scarecrow Having a week off

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    We didn't play 4-3-3 today, for most of the game. It was a square in the middle. Pogba and Sanchez were mostly in line and directly in front of Matic and McTominay.
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    Android1974 Incredibly anal about player positions in lineups City Lover

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    Pity it didn't work Bristol away when we got ditched from the League Cup.