Vital Football

Latest Manchester United News

Fletch: United Will Be Even Less Expansive

Fletch: United Will Be Even Less Expansive

Darren Fletcher reckons United will be more rigid, disciplined and less expansive next season. Which, considering that our great defence won us the title more than anything last season, will take some doing.

'We have always been tight at the back because we have a great defensive record but maybe we have been a little bit too expansive at times,' Fletcher said.

'The ethos of the club is about attacking football. However, you can't be wide open and attacking all the time.'

'You also have to be disciplined and I think you are going to see a more rigid 4-4-2 formation this season.'


There will be less interchanging and less Total Football, I think that's what he meant. Or at least I hope because if we focus on discipline and organisation even more than we did last season we'll bore everyone to death...

There's no doubt at all that more often than not we'll play 4-4-2 - without Ronaldo and with Rooney getting frustrated with his wide role we do not have the personnel to play 4-3-3. And 4-4-2 is a more rigid formation, with less scope for roaming and creative freedom. But it does not necessarily mean that we'll have to be even more defensive - yet that's what Fletcher hinted at. Hopefully that won't be the case.






Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Zae
Date:Wednesday August 12 2009
Time: 7:11PM

Comments

0
I've thought we were heading this way ever since we signed Valencia. For a winger he makes an extraordinary amount of tackles. With the back 5, Fletcher, Carrick, Valencia and Rooney we'll never be short of players willng to track back. With Hargreaves, Anderson and even Nani, Tosic and Macheda we've got a squad who are definately willing to run for each other. Hopefully people will get off Berbas back about not tracking back now, as he really won't be needed.
tuscan3000
12/08/2009 20:50:00
0
we cant play more boring then last season so...
Reddevils4ever89
12/08/2009 21:54:00
0
I read his interview in which he did say that utd will always stay loyal to their principles of playing attacking football but he also added that we will try to maintain a balance and not try to lose our shape,discipline,etc. which won us so many games last season.
Antriksh (abmtd)
13/08/2009 07:54:00
0
I've thought we were heading this way ever since we signed Valencia. For a winger he makes an extraordinary amount of tackles. With the back 5, Carrick, Valencia and Rooney we'll never be short of players willng to track back. With Hargreaves, Anderson and even Nani, Tosic and Macheda we've got a squad who are definately willing to run for each other. Hopefully people will get off Berbas back about not tracking back now, as he really won't be needed.
Patrick United
17/08/2009 22:42:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester United Articles

Blind on United`s Draw at Stamford Bridge

Stood alongside Chris Smalling at the heart of the Manchester United defence, Daley Blind continues to produce the goods week-in and week-out.

AUDIO: Mata frustrated by late goal

Yesterday, down at Stamford Bridge, Juan Mata deservedly took the man-of-the-match award.

More Neville Woe

Over in Spain, it I snow looking as if it is just a matter of time before Gary Neville loses his head-coach position at Valencia.

AUDIO: Van Gaal demands more composure

The game was there for the taking this afternoon but at the death Manchester United fluffed their lines.

Archived Vital United Articles

Vital United articles from

Site Journalists

Red Boy
Profile
Charlie Bacchus
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MOTM v Chelsea (a)?
Suggested By: Red Boy
De Gea76%
Darmian0%
Blind0%
Smalling6%
Borthwick-Jackson6%
Carrick0%
Fellaini0%
Lingard0%
Mata6%
Rooney0%
Martial6%
Schneiderlin0%
Depay0%
Herrera0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Leicester City 25 15 8 2 53 20
2 Spurs 25 13 9 3 48 26
3 Arsenal 25 14 6 5 48 17
4 Man City 25 14 5 6 47 21
5 Man Utd 25 11 8 6 41 10
6 West Ham 25 10 9 6 39 9
7 Southampton 25 10 7 8 37 9
8 Everton 25 8 11 6 35 12
9 Liverpool 25 9 8 8 35 -4
10 Watford 25 9 6 10 33 0
11 Stoke 25 9 6 10 33 -7
12 Crystal Palace 25 9 5 11 32 -4
13 Chelsea 25 7 9 9 30 -2
14 WBA 25 7 8 10 29 -9
15 AFC Bournemouth 25 7 7 11 28 -12
16 Swansea 25 6 9 10 27 -9
17 Newcastle 25 6 6 13 24 -18
18 Norwich 25 6 5 14 23 -20
19 Sunderland 25 5 5 15 20 -19
20 Aston Villa 25 3 7 15 16 -20
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Manchester United Fixtures (view all)

Feb 13 2016 12:45PM : Sunderland (a)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 20 2016 3:00PM : Shrewsbury Town (a)
FA Cup
Feb 28 2016 2:05PM : Arsenal (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 2 2016 8:00PM : Watford (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 6 2016 4:00PM : West Bromwich Albion (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 12 2016 3:00PM : Crystal Palace (H)
Barclays Premier League

Recent Manchester United Results (view all)