I personally think our 4231 formation isn't necessarily the problem. I think the way in which Mourinho uses it is. For example, Tottenham use the 4231 formation but the difference is the 3 players in the attacking phase promptly close down the opposition as soon as the ball is lost (something I feel sanchez is trying to get us to do). We, however, are very defensive in our mindset that once the opposition has gotten past the front trio, we leave both Pogba and Magic vulnerable to the counter attack. Recently Matic has been the vulnerable one because Pogba, for whatever reason, seems to be injured or worse - he's lost his mojo! We either need to press higher up the field or we need to make sure that our central midfield is more solid. Personally I feel we have the players now to be a pressin team, especially against the likes of Newcastle. Maybe Mourinho has conceded that the title is over and is trying to preserve energy for the CL and FA cup. I'm hoping that this is the case. Perhaps a repeat of last seasons difference in performances in the Europa in comparison to the league games? Thoughts?