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Neville Backs 4-4-2

Neville Backs 4-4-2

Gary Neville has praised United's attacking play and the performances the team have shown this season. But there was something else, too.

I don't know if it was conscious but Gary has clearly stated that 4-4-2 is the tactics work best for United.

'Our performance levels are much better,' said Neville. 'I don't think at any point in the first six months of last season did we reach the performance levels we have shown this season.

'It's been a higher level of football and we've blown teams off the park with quick attacking play, two wide players, two centre forwards, and we've blitzed teams in 20-30 minute periods.

'Bolton and Portsmouth are examples of that, and that's when I feel we're at our best, when we're playing at a high tempo and everything is quick.'

For me, it's clear. Two wide players and two centre-forwards, that's the key of an attacking version of 4-4-2. And you can all see our skipper is convinced our greatest performances were due to the presence of the above. It's quite a significant statement three days after the sickening defeat at Celtic, and it's much more important than Gary's alleged remark about Saha. Or at least I think so.

Oh, and of course I agree with him: leave 4-5-1 to Chelsea and Arsenal, we should stick with 4-4-2.


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

Writer:Zae
Date:Friday November 24 2006
Time: 1:28PM

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4-5-1 - you cheeky pup - 4-3-3 or 4-4-2 we play!
merlin
24/11/2006 15:52:00
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But you could play 4-5-1 effectively if you wanted to whilst United are simply not performing when they're trying that.
midlothian99
24/11/2006 16:16:00
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And your 4-3-3 could be converted into 4-5-1 when it was necessary - Cole and Robben drawn back to midfield, leaving Drogba alone. It's possible, isn't it? Of course, right now it's not possible as Ballack and Shevchenko are rarely left out.
midlothian99
24/11/2006 16:18:00
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showing management potential there...........
ernshaw
24/11/2006 23:36:00
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