United set to switch tactics
Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted that he may change his tactics next season. The 4-4-3 has served him well over the past few seasons and have proved supremely successful in the winning of numerous trophies.
This system has won three Premier League titles in a row and also a Champions League. It also got us to the Champions League final last season. With Cristiano Ronaldo’s exit comes a new start. I believe the 4-4-3 was adapted to suit the style of the Portuguese winger and now with him moving on it could bring a new approach.
So a move to 4-4-2 next season could be possible. The idea of ‘a more rigid 4-4-2’ as Sir Alex puts it could mean an exciting change to the way we play next season. I really hope Wayne Rooney finally gets a good run as a centre forward next season, instead of the wing role he filled so admirably in the past few seasons.
Rooney has doubled up as a winger, but this could be the season that the England international finally nails down the position of centre forward. Rooney and new boy Michael Owen can again forged a productive partnership, just like they did for England. Throw in the ‘Mercurial’ Dimitar Berbatov and the potential of young Italian Federico Macheda and we have a really exciting strikeforce for next season.