Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Manchester United’s type of play must be the identical no matter the formation they play in.
Because the begin of final season Solskjaer has favoured a 4-2-3-1 system however he has switched to 3-4-1-2 with break up strikers in opposition to Champions League groups Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester Metropolis and Paris Saint-Germain.
United used a midfield diamond for the 5-Zero thrashing of RB Leipzig final month earlier than it was rumbled within the defeat by Arsenal on Sunday after which reverted to 4-2-3-1 within the 2-1 reverse to Istanbul Basaksehir in midweek.
Solskjaer is predicted to ring the modifications for Saturday’s journey to Everton, the place United began with a diamond within the corresponding fixture final season.
“It’s worthwhile to work on relationships in a staff and you should work on foundations,” Solskjaer defined. “I don’t just like the phrase ideas and philosophy, however (from) ideas we have discovered a base and a basis to play from final season within the formation however the type has at all times to be the identical.
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“In my groups, I at all times like fast assaults, counter-attacking, when there’s a likelihood to take action. When there are areas there you should assault them. When groups drop off you want a distinct approach of making probabilities. We did not create sufficient to win the sport in opposition to Istanbul.
“It isn’t at all times all the way down to form or tactical choices. So we tweaked a few instances. Sure, we now have tried a diamond and we now have tried three on the again however the type of play ought to at all times be the identical. It’s simply placing numbers to an eleven.
“Gamers at all times work on patterns and get a greater relationship and get forward of the state of affairs once you’ve gone by issues on the coaching floor.
“And with the coaches we’ve acquired right here I’m very happy with the work we do on the pitch.”
Manchester United have approached Mauricio Pochettino with a view to him changing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer because the membership’s subsequent supervisor.
The MEN understands United have made contact with Pochettino’s representatives amid the staff’s dismal type underneath Solskjaer. The MEN reported final December that Pochettino desires to take over as United supervisor and his stance on the function will not be believed to have modified.
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United had been humbled 4-Zero by Everton on Easter Sunday in 2019 in what stays one of many lowest ebbs of Solskjaer’s tenure as supervisor and the same end result this weekend would enhance the stress on the Norwegian.
Solskjaer likened the Everton end result 19 months in the past to the trouncing by Tottenham final month and chastening loss to Basaksehir.
“The Everton sport in April was a low level,” he acknowledged. “There are different circumstances in different outcomes just like the Tottenham sport. There have been different circumstances for the Istanbul end result. There usually are not groups or gamers that capitulate, there are different causes behind these defeats.
“I’ve acquired no complaints and I”m positive we are going to get response tomorrow.”