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MAN UTD 0-5 LIV: 1 particular Mistake Ole Has Always Made Since Ronaldo Arrived Which He Made Today

Manchester United were humiliated by Liverpool FC at Old Trafford today. A Mohammed Salah hattrick inspired the Reds to an emphatic 5-0 win against their bitter Rivals.

There was 1 mistake in the match which Manchester United manager had in the past committed against other teams. Manchester United has always ended up most times paying dearly for it. They are:

Deploying a 4-2-3-1 formation: Ole Gunner Solskjaer has always preferred the 4-2-3-1 formation over any other formation for Manchester United since the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo. Although the formation is perfect, but it has failed Manchester United due to the quality of players at his disposal. Firstly, the Midfield partnership of Fred and Scott McTominay has always proved to be porous and unreliable. Several times, teams who plays fast passing football has always outran the Manchester United just like we saw today. When the opposition team are on the break, the two midfielders' always look disjointed and this has always opened up the Manchester United's Midfield continually.

Secondly, Playing Cristiano Ronaldo as the lone striker: the Portuguese striker's style of play has never suited the 4:2:3:1 system and Ole has failed to understand this. Ronaldo is a striker that depends fully on the creativity of other football players to score. He doesn't get involved in the build up play like Lionel Messi and Harry Kane. So he is always bound to be isolated since the 2 competent creative midfielders in the team are Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes. But Pogba has always been deployed too deep and today he was not on the starting eleven. So one or two more strikers are required to put pressure and create goal scoring chances.

So the manager ought to deploy a 4-4-2 or 4-3-3 pattern to help create lots of goal scoring chances. Manchester United were able to defeat Atalanta despite going 2-0 down at half time by bringing on Paul Pogba, Edinson Cavani and Jadon Sancho. With these second half substitutions, Manchester United switched to a 4-3-3 formation, And we saw how the team came to life. Playing this particular 4-2-3-1 formation with these sets of players can never get Manchester United to anywhere.

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