Man United’s predicted 4-2-3-1 formation against Villarreal under Caretaker Manager Michael Carrick


Manchester United have sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after the humiliating defeat against Watford and have announced that Michael Carrick will be in charge of the first team until an interim manager is identified. It clearly shows that there was no plan to to replace Solskjaer even after the defeats against Liverpool and Man City and the international break was not used to line up any replacements. Until they appoint an interim manager,  it is up to Michael Carrick to steady the ship as United’s season can still be salvaged especially in the Champions League.


Manchester United’s 4-2-3-1 formation against Villarreal under Michael Carrick

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Michael Carrick has been a coach under Solskjaer at Manchester United. So we can expect him to continue with the 4-2-3-1 formation as he would have had significant input in Solskjaer’s choice of tactics and formation. The changes we might see would be in midfield where surely Carrick will start Van de Beek who was probably United’s best player in their game against Watford. Fred, who didn’t play at the weekend will partner the Dutchman in midfield. We can also expect Eric Bailly who put in a good performance in  United’s last European game against Atalanta to come on for Lindelof. Harry Maguire will continue to start even though he is out of form because of his upcoming suspension in the Premier League.

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Carrick might want United to play on the front foot but considering their form and the opposition, United will probably sit back and try to hit Villarreal on the counter. Rashford and Jadon Sancho’s pace on the wings will be very important for United’s counter attacks but they have to do a job tracking back when United are without the ball. Attacking players tracking back is something which has been missing at Manchester United and Carrick will try to ensure that it doesn’t repeat.

9 Responses

  1. The formation above is still same as OGS tactical approach. What’s maguire still doing in this team? If a captain of a team should throw a captain armband at his team mate in pitch. I guess maguire show be punished and let him understand that he’s an English overrated player in that team.
    By now, he should be known that he can be benched and stripped off the armband as a captain if he fail to be vocal and aggressive for man United badges.
    The like of bally, greenwood, lingard and Cavani shoul always be considered in this team cos they have passion for the team.

  2. come on man united players lets get back to winning ways and show what we are made off and lets start putting winning results back together again and lets get back up the premiership league table and get back to being champions again of england and lets put old trafford as a fortess again and lets start beating premiership league teams again come on michael carrick phelan and keiran mc kenna and darren fletcher whip our players into shape again and take premiership league teams apart by winning games by six or seven nil lets beat villareal in champions league on tuesday night man utd

  3. I love man unuted because am a real fans of united but what maguire did by trowing out man united handbarnd is not good let him try and be patient every knows that maguire is not too that good in the defense 😂😂😂

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