Just something I've thought for a few games now. When Ole came in, one thing that was obvious and made an immediate difference was that he picked players in positions they play well in, and played to their strengths. Rashford as a main striker, Pogba in behind the forwards where his defensive work was less important. Every player in the team seemed to fit in the position or role they were in. Seems very simple but when you have good players it works. We played well for about 10-12 games in a row. Of late, we seem to be doing the opposite. We are using silly formations. Pogba is practically playing as a left winger. Rashford is back to being forced wide and trying to beat players on his own. We're doing things like picking Bailly as a fullback for no reason, playing Lingard as a striker. We set up with the same system against Wolves that we used away at Spurs. Against Spurs it made sense. Their fullbacks push up the pitch. They press. We could counter them. Wolves don't do this...we showed zero awareness of our opponent. It raises the question of whether we knew why we used this system against Spurs in the first place, or just got lucky with it. Now of late, since we started with the faffing around, we don't win half the time and when we do it's a massive struggle. I know injuries and the difficulty of the fixtures are very big factors in this so I think there's only so much you can read into it, but I don't really understand what we are doing. I don't understand what the benefit of the diamond formations is (other than to the opposition to who it seems to hand a free reign of the middle of the pitch). I don't understand why you would not play with a striker when there is no alternative plan. I don't understand why Bailly would start a game at fullback. I don't understand setting up against Wolves as if you are expecting them to attack you all game. I think we need to just stick to the basics this season and probably in general, as that's what seems to work for us.