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Summer signings Robin van Persie and Shinji Kagawa have so far turned out to be great successes, in more ways than one.
Besides van Persie's clever movement, good interplay and stellar finishing, and Kagawa's visionary playmaking ability, adding the duo to the team has given manager Sir Alex Ferguson a lot of tactical flexibility.
Last season United's two-dimensional attack yielded a good number of goals, but often failed to make the difference when it really mattered.
This term Sir Alex has doubled his dimensions up front, toying with various attacking set-ups and playing his strikers in many different roles.
Wayne Rooney for example has been able to play both deeper and further upfield in games, playing support man to van Persie, a main man ahead of Kagawa and link-up guy with Javier Hernandez.
While Chicharito has also played both the Ruud van Nistelrooy-esque poacher this season—allowing van Persie to play the "false nine"—he has also been the wide man in a front three willing to run the channels, creating space for the likes of Rooney to make the key pass for van Persie or have a shot on goal.
Then there's Shinji Kagawa, who's had both his roles at Borussia Dortmund (left winger and trequartista) utilised in a variety of formations.
The Japan star has played the Santi Cazorla-style "false winger," interlinking with Rooney to free van Persie, as well as being the link man between midfield and attack.
The multipositional strike force at Sir Alex's disposal has given United a new edge to their attack, thrusting them to the top of the scoring charts with its unpredictable nature and difficulty to second-guess.
And the fact they don't even need their traditional wingers at times—with only one of Antonio Valencia, Nani or Ashley Young usually playing—shows just how flexible they can be in attack.
Title rivals Chelsea and Manchester City like United have a free-flowing, creative style going forward, but what could separate the Red Devils from the rest in the coming months is their tactical flexibility and goal-scoring options across the front line.