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3-5-2 Line Up That Could Give Man United Defensive Solidity and Accommodate Ronaldo and Cavani

   Manchester United was on a disappointing run of form before the commencement of the international break with the club winning only one of their last four games in all competitions. Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been put under severe pressure by these with many calling for him to be sacked. 

  In the club's last match before the international break which was against Everton, the Norwegian tactician had to bench Cristiano Ronaldo and start Edinson Cavani, a decision that the five-time Ballon d'Or winner was visibly not happy about. He also subbed the lively Edinson Cavani to accommodate Cristiano Ronaldo. It is obvious that if a team wants to win trophies, it has to use all of its best players and this is why Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must find a way of playing Edinson Cavani and Cristiano Ronaldo in the same team. 

  If Ole Gunnar Solskjaer uses a 3-5-2 formation, this would be possible. The formation would enable Manchester United to be more solid defensively and also start matches with Cristiano Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani. 

   David De Gea has been in impressive form since the beginning of the season and Manchester United's leaking defense has not been his fault but his defense'. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would be able to ascertain defensive solidity by using Luke Shaw as the left centre-back. The English right-back rejuvenated his career while playing in the position last season. Harry Maguire could line up at the middle of both defenders and Raphaël Varane would occupy the right centre-back role. This would supply the defense with enough pace and aggressiveness. 

   Marcus Rashford could play as the left wing-back. The English star has the speed and the work rate needed to play the role. His runs down the left would supply the defense with the needed support and also supply the attack with the needed final balls and crosses. Scott McTominay and Paul Pogba would play as the holding midfielders while Bruno Fernandes would play as the attacking midfielder. Aaron Wan-Bissaka's presence would ensure that the defense gets adequate cover. When Manchester United needs goals, Jadon Sancho could play as the right wing-back. 

   Cristiano Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani would play upfront; a front-two that is potentially going to be the most dangerous in the English Premier League. 

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