3-5-2 for Manchester United

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3-5-2 for Manchester United 

Post#1 » by sovietchild » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:18 pm

Could 3-5-2 work for Manchester? Lukaku with Rashford could cause trouble for the opposite teams.
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Re: 3-5-2 for Manchester United 

Post#2 » by Victoriarapsfan » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:18 pm

sovietchild wrote:Could 3-5-2 work for Manchester? Lukaku with Rashford could cause trouble for the opposite teams.


what does formation matter when everyone plays behind the ball :P
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Re: 3-5-2 for Manchester United 

Post#3 » by Spens1 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:04 am

Oh yeah it could, small problem, who plays that third CB position. Bailly and Lindelof will start i guess.

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Bailly-Lindelof-Rojo
Valencia-Pogba-Herrera-Perisic
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Rashford-Lukaku

I don't think it would be our best formation but it wouldn't be a bad option.
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Re: 3-5-2 for Manchester United 

Post#4 » by Matty » Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:26 am

Mourinho alternated between the 4231 and 433 last season. He will probably go more for the former if Perisic deal goes through, and play him behind Lukaku to drive the intensity.

Lukaku
Rasford/Perisic/Mky
Pogba/Herrera
Mensu/Lindelof/Bailly/Valencia
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Re: 3-5-2 for Manchester United 

Post#5 » by Spens1 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:33 am

Matty wrote:Mourinho alternated between the 4231 and 433 last season. He will probably go more for the former if Perisic deal goes through, and play him behind Lukaku to drive the intensity.

Lukaku
Rasford/Perisic/Mky
Pogba/Herrera
Mensu/Lindelof/Bailly/Valencia
De Gea


would rather not start playing Rashford out of position, especially to accommodate for Perisic of all people.
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Re: 3-5-2 for Manchester United 

Post#6 » by HIF » Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:18 am

sovietchild wrote:Could 3-5-2 work for Manchester? Lukaku with Rashford could cause trouble for the opposite teams.


Isn't there a Man U thread?
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Re: 3-5-2 for Manchester United 

Post#7 » by sovietchild » Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:35 pm

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sovietchild wrote:Could 3-5-2 work for Manchester? Lukaku with Rashford could cause trouble for the opposite teams.


Isn't there a Man U thread?


Is there a problem with making new threads on this forum?
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Re: 3-5-2 for Manchester United 

Post#8 » by sovietchild » Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:40 pm

Lukaku/Rashford
Martial/Mata/Mkhitaryan
Pogba/Matic?
And, what ever defense they have
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Re: 3-5-2 for Manchester United 

Post#9 » by HIF » Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:02 am

sovietchild wrote:
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sovietchild wrote:Could 3-5-2 work for Manchester? Lukaku with Rashford could cause trouble for the opposite teams.


Isn't there a Man U thread?


Is there a problem with making new threads on this forum?


as a ball boy you ought to follow the rules and customs of the group you are joining. There is a Manchester utd thread for all news Manu, there is a transfers thread for all things on transfers. If people use them they stay on the first page with all relevant information together if everybody starts pointless individual threads the forum becomes messy. Your neymar to PSG thread is a great example of the wrong way to do things.

Why not follow the way everybody else does it at least until you are established here?
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Re: 3-5-2 for Manchester United 

Post#10 » by Andre3822 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:18 am

That backline does not look good

Also I am not sure why Mourinho still insists on playing Pogba as a deep-lying midfielder.

Paul Pogba's success has been evident when he's in a more advanced attacking position on the field.

This bs went on for the whole season, at least whenever I caught a MU game, can someone explain the logic?
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Re: 3-5-2 for Manchester United 

Post#11 » by Oscar9992 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:17 pm

Mourinho doesn't play with only 3 players at back... He usually plays with 4... His prefered tactic is 4-2-3-1...
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Re: 3-5-2 for Manchester United 

Post#12 » by sovietchild » Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:39 pm

HIF wrote:
sovietchild wrote:
HIF wrote:
Isn't there a Man U thread?


Is there a problem with making new threads on this forum?


as a ball boy you ought to follow the rules and customs of the group you are joining. There is a Manchester utd thread for all news Manu, there is a transfers thread for all things on transfers. If people use them they stay on the first page with all relevant information together if everybody starts pointless individual threads the forum becomes messy. Your neymar to PSG thread is a great example of the wrong way to do things.

Why not follow the way everybody else does it at least until you are established here?


Does what you want from me sound fair?
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Re: 3-5-2 for Manchester United 

Post#13 » by ejftw » Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:54 pm

I just hope Heno stops playing out of position on the wings and gets into the central of the pitch
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Re: 3-5-2 for Manchester United 

Post#14 » by MaliBrah » Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:08 pm

no way mourinho uses 2 strikers at CF at once unless its hoofball and if so , fellaini will be up there with lukaku
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Re: 3-5-2 for Manchester United 

Post#15 » by el13adnino » Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:45 am

MaliBrah wrote:no way mourinho uses 2 strikers at CF at once unless its hoofball and if so , fellaini will be up there with lukaku

Fellani is gone. Matic will replace him
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Re: 3-5-2 for Manchester United 

Post#16 » by HEKTOR » Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:58 pm

Matic should free up Pogba nicely.
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Re: 3-5-2 for Manchester United 

Post#17 » by HIF » Tue Aug 1, 2017 6:58 am

Pogba is overrated. When he shines he shines but when not he's average.
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Re: 3-5-2 for Manchester United 

Post#18 » by jirrit » Tue Aug 1, 2017 2:28 pm

Just my two cents about the 'don't make a new thread-issues'. I actually feel more attached to coming here now cause the threads are news-based and not about one big thing like Transfers cause yeah, I'm particularly interested in the Neymar-saga so that's interesting to me. While I was for sure not ever gonna click on a transfers-thread to read about Neymar. Maybe in the Barcelona-thread but that one is down also, there's a La Liga thread too but....
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Re: 3-5-2 for Manchester United 

Post#19 » by Baphomet » Tue Aug 1, 2017 9:34 pm

jirrit wrote:Just my two cents about the 'don't make a new thread-issues'. I actually feel more attached to coming here now cause the threads are news-based and not about one big thing like Transfers cause yeah, I'm particularly interested in the Neymar-saga so that's interesting to me. While I was for sure not ever gonna click on a transfers-thread to read about Neymar. Maybe in the Barcelona-thread but that one is down also, there's a La Liga thread too but....


This is my thinking too, which is why I'm allowing them. Ideally I'd like most transfer news to still be posted in the transfer thread, but sagas on the scale of the Neymar one deserve their own thread.

To give an example, when this forum was more active, club threads were a good way for fans of one team to discuss their club within a more structured environment. They're not going anywhere, but now that we're a bit lower on numbers overall, I prefer to have more threads dedicated to specific topics as they generate a lot more discussion, and I plan on making some myself soon.

As far as United's strategies are concerned, I don't see Mourinho playing 2 up top unless they plan on signing another center forward. If they started Lukaku and Rashford, that leaves only Martial as a backup and I think he's much better as a winger. I think it's more likely he dabbles with a 3-4-3 similar to Conte's Chelsea than a 3-5-2, as they have a better balance of personnel for it.
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Re: 3-5-2 for Manchester United 

Post#20 » by sovietchild » Tue Aug 1, 2017 10:01 pm

Baphomet wrote:
jirrit wrote:.
....when this forum was more active,


Soooooo the forum used to be more active. What happened?

I believe this entire forum and including others should upgrade to xeno forums. Just look at UFC forum for example, its very, very active.

http://forums.sherdog.com/forums/ufc-discussion.2/

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