MANCHESTER – Manchester United match cons Queens Park Rangers last weekend in the spotlight former Red Devils, Gary Neville. According to him, the formation in the first half which is used by coach Louis van Gaal is also no excess.
In a match that was held at Loftus Road Stadium, United uses a 3-5-2 formation, until the end of the first round of the Red Devils also have not been able to break through the opponent’s goal. This makes the fans screaming “attack, attack, attack and 4-4-2.4-4-2, 4-4-2.” Former Dutch national team coach immediately change the attack in the second half and led to two goals.
“The thing that made the fans more to impatience than unhappy. They have never encountered a risk in a 3-5-2 formation in 57 minutes early against QPR are not incised goal, with only five shots, four on target and 68 percent of possession. And when they put four defenders, little control but more goals, more shots and generally better in the second half, “said LVG as reported by Goal, Tuesday (20/01/2015).
The former player who is now a pundit on television was also assess if the Red Devils players more tactical play a 4-4-2 formation when applied. They look a constant play when using the balanced formation.
“It is different from the system but rather to the mental. I’m not a fan of 3-5-2, but when you play that formation, you will end up in the back, became a free agent, and very carefully, it is very hone your mental. They play the ball from behind but the tempo is too slow. They too often pass the ball. Three defenders behind it too much to pass the ball, “he explained.
“In the first half at the end of last week, the United defender pass the ball 114 times. You can Liha other teams that competed in the day, Southampton (57), Chelsea (37), Arsenal (26) and it was very noticeable difference. When they put four defenders in the second half there were 54 operands. That’s a big difference. They start by passing diagonally, making QPR work hard and do the unexpected, “he continued.