Manchester united’s defence
Throughout pre-season, Solskjær emphasised the utilisation of a 4-2-3-1. This was shown with him using this formation in every minute of pre-season. Thus, it is understandable to assume that a 4-man defence will be used by Solskjær this season.
If the squad is fit the back four will consist of Luke Shaw (LB), Harry Maguire (LCB), Victor Lindelöf (RCB) and Aaron Wan-Bissaka (RB). Despite this, we suspect that in some games a back three will be used depending on the opponent’s set-up. This can either be throughout Maguire, Lindelöf and Wan-Bissaka or the former two and Tuanzebe. If Wan-Bissaka plays as a RCB then Diogo Dalot or Ashley Young will play as a RWB.
two ball-players at the back
a world class right back
aerial prowess through maguire
Ratings are in comparison to the best team in the Premier League.
- expected goals conceded 100% 100%
- expected goals conceded per shot 100% 100%
- defensive duel success 95.58% 95.58%
- challenge intensity 85.92% 85.92%
- pressing 84.67% 84.67%
- goals conceded 77.78% 77.78%
- shots conceded 68.23% 68.23%