3. Avoid individual mistakes
While it is true that the manager has tried a variety of different formations already this season, one of the main reasons why most of them have failed have been due to individual errors. Even against West Brom, as good as both goals were, they could have easily been avoided had players stuck to their position and maintained a solid defensive shape. But injuries and a lack of experience has meant that one or the other is always committing some mistake.
Luke Shaw’s positional awareness was questioned after the game against the Baggies and both he and the entire defence should be aware of what is around them at all times. If they do that, they will at least cut out one way in which the Blues can score and that is something that they should strive to do if they want to walk away from Old Trafford with something to show for the efforts. For if they make mistakes in defence, then the London side will have a field day and the score line would be a lot more one-sided, akin to their victory 6-0 win over Maribor at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.