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That Diamond Formation

With an array of wide talent at his disposal, including Ashley Young, Antonio Valencia and Nani, some pundits were a little surprised that Sir Alex Ferguson has dallied with the diamond formation recently.

But whilst there may have been questions asked, the change has brought results with Sir Alex, when pressed on the matter, remarking about its implementation,

"We took a gamble because Newcastle are so big up-front and they`re good crossers of the ball."

"But the football we played from the central midfield positions through Cleverley, Kagawa, Rooney and Carrick was terrific."

"People look at the name Cluj and say they expect United to win but they are a decent side."

"And because we played so well I thought we should find out how far we can go with the diamond system."


Will it be horses for courses or a permanent switch?

Your views would be greatly appreciated.




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Writer: Red Boy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday October 10 2012

Time: 1:11PM

Your Comments

It won't be a permanent switch but its good to have another tactic we can employ as a plan b if the wide players are injured or not effective. Always thought Rooney would thrive in a playmaker/ attacking midfielder type role. Then again you can play him anywhere and he'll put a decent shift in.
MotorMad
It won't be a permanent switch but its good to have another tactic we can employ as a plan b if the wide players are injured or not effective. Always thought Rooney would thrive in a playmaker/ attacking midfielder type role. Then again you can play him anywhere and he'll put a decent shift in.
MotorMad
Like MotorMad said it will just be another tactical option in the event Nani or Young isn't playing well. The formation doesn't lack width either, the fullbacks provide it with forward runs, ultimately gambling defensive shape and solidness for width.
TheFamousNo7
Like MotorMad said it will just be another tactical option in the event Nani or Young isn't playing well. The formation doesn't lack width either, the fullbacks provide it with forward runs, ultimately gambling defensive shape and solidness for width.
TheFamousNo7
 

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