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Not sure what we are doing now but whatever we do we should keep Pogba benched. That will take care of a lot of issues.
For example say we play midfield 3, if you play Fred, McT and Bruno thats a good balanced midfield. Heck if you play Matic DVB and Bruno thats still nice and balanced.
Literally any combination of our players will do....without Pogba.
You try to fit him in thats where you run into problems.
 

cyril C

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Not sure what we are doing now but whatever we do we should keep Pogba benched. That will take care of a lot of issues.
For example say we play midfield 3, if you play Fred, McT and Bruno thats a good balanced midfield. Heck if you play Matic DVB and Bruno thats still nice and balanced.
Literally any combination of our players will do....without Pogba.
You try to fit him in thats where you run into problems.
I guess playing Pogba in front of Matic, Fred/DVB/McT is still OK, just no responsibility and do whatever you like, stay outside of our own box.
 

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This is the way forward. Last night game vs Aston Villa was arguably our best performance against quite a decent team, especially considering Bruno had a game off, and McTominay was half - fit.

DDG
AWB Bailly Maguire Shaw
Fred/Matic
van de Beek/Fred-------------Pogba
Bruno
Rashford - - - - - - - -Martial​

We probably didn't hold tight to that formation but it seemed clear to everyone what to do. Pogba had a fantastic game with a bit more freedom, Rashford looks equally threatening from the right.
McTominay is out of form so we can play more of Matic and van de Beek in the first XI.
 

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This is the way forward. Last night game vs Aston Villa was arguably our best performance against quite a decent team, especially considering Bruno had a game off, and McTominay was half - fit.

DDG
AWB Bailly Maguire Shaw
Fred/Matic
van de Beek/Fred-------------Pogba
Bruno
Rashford - - - - - - - -Martial​

We probably didn't hold tight to that formation but it seemed clear to everyone what to do. Pogba had a fantastic game with a bit more freedom, Rashford looks equally threatening from the right.
McTominay is out of form so we can play more of Matic and van de Beek in the first XI.
I thought McTominay and Fred were well under par last night compared to how good they've been previously

Villa, especially in the first half after 20 mins, dominated midfield for long periods

It looks good on paper and Pogba needs to be advanced but I'm not sold on it
 

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Useful formatting when the other side is trying to play. If the other team is parking the bus, then then we can bring out the 4-2-3-1.
 

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Yesterday we played the usual 4231 with Pogba on the left and Rashford on the right
 

UNITED ACADEMY

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This is the way forward. Last night game vs Aston Villa was arguably our best performance against quite a decent team, especially considering Bruno had a game off, and McTominay was half - fit.

DDG
AWB Bailly Maguire Shaw
Fred/Matic
van de Beek/Fred-------------Pogba
Bruno
Rashford - - - - - - - -Martial​

We probably didn't hold tight to that formation but it seemed clear to everyone what to do. Pogba had a fantastic game with a bit more freedom, Rashford looks equally threatening from the right.
McTominay is out of form so we can play more of Matic and van de Beek in the first XI.
Against a team that won’t sit back probably yes but against Wolves or West Brom or Sheffield United or Burnley 4231 is more suitable.
 

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Generally not a fan of the diamond, but the McFrogno midfield sure is fun to watch!
 

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It was our default 4231 yesterday with Pogba on the left and Rashy on the right.

With Pogba cutting in from the left and Rashy keeping the width, it gives us that midfield box of Pogba, Bruno, Fred and McTominay.