4 Ways Man United Could Line Up Against Southampton As Edinson Cavani Returns

Man United will travel to St Mary’s Stadium tomorrow to take on Southampton as we predict 4 possible ways the Red Devils could line up against The Saints

Man United having come off a 5-1 starter against Leeds United last week, is set to battle Southampton this weekend.

The Red Devils have started the season in a super fine form with their midfield, Paul Pogba providing 4 assists in their last game.

Bruno Fernandes netted his first hattrick for the side while Greenwood and Fred scored the remaining two goals.

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Traveling to Saint Mary’s Stadium will be with hopes of recording another many goals victory as United look to maintain their early lead on the league table with goal difference.

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The last encounter between both sides only left Southampton with a deep 9-0 wound which added to Premier League’s biggest victory in the league.

Southampton will also be returning with similar mindset as that of Leeds United who came for revenge but unfortunately got severe beating.

Ahead of the game tomorrow, we look at possible ways Ole Solskjaer could line up with men against the Host.

4-2-3-1

The 4-2-3-1 is same formation Solskjaer implemented during the last week victory against Leeds United.

It’s very much likely Solskjaer will decide to stick with this line up when they face Southampton tomorrow.

The line up although isn’t the traditional line up for pairing Pogba and Bruno in the center but it has over tine proven to be key for more goals.

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In this formation, Pogba stars on the left side of the supporting attack that is head by a Center forward, just like Greenwood in the last game.

Bruno features in the middle while Daniel James did come from the right side in the last game.

4-1-4-1

The 4-1-4-1 could be implemented tomorrow in order to accommodate Jadon Sancho in the wing.

Sancho since his arrival to Old Trafford is yet to make a start with his last game being only as a substitute for United.

The former Dortmund Starboy could be set for a starter today and such could necessitate Ole Solskjaer into switching formation to 4-1-4-1.

In this way, forms a 2-man central midfield force with Bruno Fernandes leaving both flanks for James and Jadon Sancho.

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Meanwhile, Anthony Martial could be on the starting line up tomorrow ahead of Mason Greenwood after coming on as substitute against Leeds United last weekend.

4-3-3

Despite looking similar to the 4-2-3-1, the 4-3-3 traditionally hands more attacking role for Jadon Sancho and Daniel James as they both will form a three-man front with the CF.

Pogba and Bruno Fernandes will still be in the center while they are a protected from the back by Scott McTominay.

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Unlike the 4-1-4-1, the 4-3-3 spreads wide into the enemy’s zone, forcing them back into their box.

4-4-1-1

Solskjaer could still decide to maintain more balance in the midfield before pushing for attacks.

The 4-4-1-1 ensures more defensive and midfield balance before attacks are forced in. This way, Sancho can come from the left side while James the right side.

Leaving Bruno Fernandes and Pogba to the center. This formation is also perfect to accommodate Donny Van de Beek.

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