I'm not that smart Chris, I just watch a lot of football!
Chris, all good here. Yourself?
I wouldn't advocate Moyes using a 4-1-4-1 to be honest. The formation requires a very mobile anchor and works either on the premise of: a) all-out possession or b) raw counterattacking.
I think Utd are somewhere in the middle of those two, neither one nor the other, and wouldn't want to see them convert to either extreme. You also don't have an appropriate DM—could sign Etienne Capoue from Spurs if you wanted to run it.
I would suggest to David, if he gave me the time, that he use a 4-2-2-2:
It gives you:
Rooney + RvP as striker + support striker
Double pivot in midfield (so as not to expose Carrick)
LAM freedom for Mata/Januzaj
RW width via Valencia/new signing (Cuadrado!!!!!!!!!!)
Christopher! I work full-time for B/R and I love it here ;) Thanks for reading the article.
Glad you enjoyed the list Chris. Comments seem a bit iffy since B/R published this re-design.
i deserved a new Manchester United contract and i can keep going just like Giggs and Scholes. david moyes is a clueless Scottish trash.
Hey Chris, we did great. Really great. Sorry i've only just seen this on my wall!
No, I don't think it was as controversial as some make out.
First penalty is nailed on. Second penalty is a penalty after watching it a billion times, as before Kosc gets a few studs to the ball (which arguably isn't enough contact), he brings Gabby down with his knee (the trailing leg)—see if you can see what I see.
There were a lot of 50.50 fouls that went Villa's way early on and the home fans got very annoyed, but I didn't think the referee got a lot wrong. He booked Luna, though, when Oxlade Chamberlain crunched him—got that one totally wrong.
Later, he gave a free kick against Benteke when Sagna salmon-dived straight over the top of him of his own volition and nearly broke his own neck.
One thing I do understand is that Vlaar should have been sent off for a second professional foul in the second half.
I did party a little re: Benteke. Fantastic news, made my Friday!
Egypt eh Sam. sounds incredible. glad to have you back though. looking forward to the next articles you put out.
Yeah it was fantastic! Egypt, Red Sea, snorkeling, camels etc. Very nice. It seems I missed a lot, though, and I'm playing serious catchup!
I picked up a copy of Bild at the hotel for a laugh. I use it daily to work on stories and I thought: "I've never had a copy, even if I can't read German!"
The guy sources it for me and, being cut off from communications, I'm in utter shock as it states "BAYERN HAT EINEN NEUEN SUPERSTAR" with a picture of Thiago.
It's a shame, but Man Utd pissed around too long and the Pep factor clearly won him over.
We'll see what my assignments are when I return to work here tomorrow. No doubt something on Thiago will come up.
He gives them a ridiculous wealth of options, and it would not surprise me to see the future Sebastian Rode transfer reneged on now. Luiz Gustavo is meant to be going up for sale as a consequence, what a pickup he'll be for someone.
If I'm United, I'm spending on Gustavo!