MMan United 0:2 Man City. Manchester United is one of the clubs that needs to get off to a strong start in the English Premier League this season if they are to finish in the top four. At Old Trafford, Manchester United faced Manchester City in an EPL derby. However, in the first half of today’s match, Ole made two terrible selection errors.

Man United 0:2 Man City

If we can recall, In the game against Tottenham Hotspur, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer surprised everyone by starting his Manchester United team in a different formation. The Norwegian manager understood the importance of ringing in the changes, and he did so on the spot. The formation was very similar to what Chelsea has been using with great success since Thomas Tuchel’s arrival. Three defenders, two wingbacks, two midfielders in a double pivot in front of the defense, an attacking midfielder, and two forward players make up the starting lineup.

It worked well for Manchester United on the day, and after the 3-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur, one would expect Solskjaer to use it again in the future.

What are the two most egregious selection errors Ole made against Man United 0:2 Man City?


The Lindelof, Bailly, and Maguire Trio is number one. In the first half, Ole made a huge error by with a back three with Lindelof, Harry Maguire, and Eric Bailly. A first-half own goal resulted from Bailly’s poor performance. Instead of Bailly, Ole would have used a different central back. It was made even worse when he and Maguire teamed up.


Ole would have started the same lineup he did last weekend against Tottenham. Since Cristiano Ronaldo or Edison Cavani are the primary strikers, Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho should have started on the wings. When Ole combined Ronaldo and Cavani against Tottenham, we all saw how well Manchester United performed.

Three Manchester United players could benefit the most from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s new formation against Tottenham Hotspur are:

Since Cristiano Ronaldo’s arrival in the summer, Edinson Cavani has struggled to break into the starting XI. He did start the game against Tottenham Hotspur and performed admirably, scoring a goal and contributing significantly to Manchester United’s 3-0 victory. But it wasn’t just Edinson Cavani who benefited from his position at the top. Cristiano Ronaldo also flourished in his partnership with the Uruguayan.

On the day, the Portuguese legend scored as well as assisted, and he may have put in his best performance since rejoining Manchester United in the summer. In recent weeks, Ronaldo had not looked his best, but he looked sharp against Tottenham Hotspur. He is prone to rising to the occasion, but this could have been more than that.

Fred has undoubtedly received his fair share of criticism in recent years. The Brazilian midfielder has shown flashes of brilliance for Manchester United, but has not been able to repeat those performances on a consistent basis. As a result, there was speculation about whether he would be able to stay in the starting XI in the long run. However, this new formation has the potential to significantly improve those chances.

He’ll have defensive responsibilities as part of a double midfield pivot in front of a three-man defense, but the backline will be much stronger with another central defender.

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