New Look Midfield- Manchester United’s predicted 4-2-3-1 formation against Leeds United

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Manchester United will face their rivals Leeds United on Wednesday night at Old Trafford. A crucial fixture for both the clubs as Man United try to close the gap to the top 2 and Leeds try to survive in the Premier League. Both the teams will again face off at the weekend at Elland Road and Manchester United will be without Casemiro for both the games due to his red card in the match against Crystal Palace.

Manchester United’s predicted 4-2-3-1 formation against Leeds

We can ten Hag to stick to the 4-2-3-1 formation as it has worked for him so well this season. But with both of his star midfielders out in Eriksen and Casemiro, the crucial douple pivot will have to be manned by Fred and Sabitzer for the next 3 games unless Scott McTominay is fit. The double pivot in a 4-2-3-1 formation refers to two central defensive midfielders playing together in front of the defense. This setup is important because it provides added stability and protection to the defense, which allows the team to control the midfield and dictate the tempo of the game. The double pivot also helps in distribution of the ball to the attacking players and creates numerical superiority in the middle of the park, making it harder for the opposition to penetrate the team’s half. The two central midfielders can also switch positions and responsibilities depending on the game situation, providing versatility and flexibility in the team’s midfield play.

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Both Fred and Sabitzer do not have Casemiro’s defensive awareness so United’s defence might come under increased pressure in the next three games but Lisandro Martinez and Varane have built a solid partnership so far.

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