Out with Rio, Evra and Carrick....and in with quicker, more aggresive, brave and fighting spirit in Smalling, Jones and Cleverley. Smalling for air ability against City big and tall players defensive and offensive. Jones better position, quicker and is a better tackler than Evra. Cleverley because he is quicker with and without the ball than Carrick, plus Cleverley can make better run with the ball forward...to help our attacking playing, not only passes. We have a good passer in Scholes, so i want another quicker central midfield player, more aggresive and can run forward, Cleverley has all the abilities to suit that role beside a deeper holding central midfield player in Scholes. Cleverley & Anderson was a success....I can Cleverley and Scholes can be a success too. Smalling and Jones in the defend to handle all the City quick small players. Smalling and Jones are quick and aggresive, but fair. Quick and pace without the ball combine with aggresive and give them lesser space and time are 2 key factors to stop their quick attacking players. Rafael and Evans are quick and aggresive too. So with all 4 quick defenders in Rafael, Evans, Smalling and Jones. Quick, aggresive and tall. Both good on the ground and in the air.....i am positive for a good result, if that back line start.
We shall be prepared of City quick players...that is why i want to see Smalling and Jones in our starting back line....and in the air...to stop city big and tall center back, again Smalling, Jones and Evans to stop them in the air, special when City has corner. But at the same time. Play our attacking football and make them scare...of quick attacking players too. That is why i will still use 4-4-2 for 2 strikers instead of only 1 striker in Rooney in a 4-5-1 formation. Rooney alone will be a difficult job for him against Kompany and Lescott, so he does need support from Wellbeck, Nani and Valencia and Cleverley.
With Rio and Evra out. The captain go the most experience Scholes or the figthing and high winning mentality in Rooney. But i prefer Scholes, so Rooney can focus on scoring.
Jones - Smalling/Ferdinand - Evans - Evra
Valencia - Carrick - Cleverley - Nani
Amos, Rafeal, Smalling/Ferdinand, Scholes, Young, Hernandez, Owen
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