Is This Manchester United’s Best XI After Mata’s Arrival? Tactical Analysis

Juan Mata with manager David Moyes

Manchester United confirmed the signing of Juan Mata from Premier League rivals Chelsea yesterday, in what is being slated as a panic buy by sections of the press. Panic or not, the Spaniard has the ability to set things on fire, much like Mesut Ozil did at the start of the season for Arsenal. Here’s a look at how Manchester United will line up with him in the side. 

Possibility 1

4-2-3-1 with only one of Rooney or Van Persie playing

Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie have hardly played together for an extended period of time for Manchester United this season, having spent considerable amount of time on the sidelines due to injuries. Expect United to adopt this 4-2-3-1 formation if one of van Persie or Rooney is absent through injury or suspension. Darren Fletcher has made a successful comeback from injury, and once Marouane Fellaini returns from injury, he’ll have to fight it out with the Scot for a place in the starting eleven.

Possibility 2 on next page>>>>>>>

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