Carrick to come on as a sub in this match, ideally when we are already winning. They will have the same tactics of sitting back so its important our defence is on its toes (smalling + Jones if hes back) and we are patient with the ball not forcing things. We also need to start with a fast pace and incisive passing.
I think he'll make changes and freshen it up.. Reckon Mata, Fellaini and McNair will be taken out. We've been going great with this system but with Carrick out we have to change the way we play slightly.
Di Maria provides penetration we lacked through the midfield, and I could see Januzaj brought in as Mata has been subbed early in the last two games. I'm a big fan of Mata but last two games have been subdued. Also an opportunity to get some confidence to other players. Di Maria needs a start to prove himself. 6 in a row on the bench.
More practice trying to break down a team that defend in numbers. At least this one is at home so I'm more optimistic but we really have to move the ball faster than we did today and the front players need to show more movement to drag players out of position.
I expect a full response. If anything, this might be the result the players and LVG needed to give them a kick up the ass and remind everyone that top four is yet to be secured.
WBA will be hard to breakdown and they will put 10 men behind the ball, but if we play with some width I expect us to get in behind them. Hopefully RVP is ready to start so he can hold up play and maybe Carrick can get some minutes toward the end.