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HOW WILL OLE FIT IN BRUNO & POGBA TOGETHER: MAN UNITED’S THRILLING 4-2-3-1 FORMATION


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Man United Starting Lineup against Tottenham

Solskjaer would prefer to stick to the 4-2-3-1 formation as United’s excellent run of form before the lockdown was mainly based on the 4-2-3-1 and at times on a back three formation in the big games. The defence selects itself as Maguire, Lindelof and Wan-Bissake have cemented their spots with the only doubt being Luke Shaw at left back who has been challenged this season by Brandon Williams. Williams has performed impressively when given the chance but at times his inexperience shows, so we can expect Shaw to play against Tottenham.

With Rashford coming back to fitness, Solskjaer will have all his attackers available. A front three of Martial, Rashford and James will be expected to lineup as United will want to hurt opposition defences on the counter using their attackers’ speed.

Another interesting subplot during this game would of course be Jose Mourinho, who would want to beat his old team after he was sacked at Old Trafford. There have been reports that Mourinho has been talking about Solskjaer’s lack of experience and a second defeat to Ole this season would only hurt the Portuguese coach even more.

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