3 thoughts on “The Cleverley and Anderson partnership

  1. De Gea
    Rafeal Rio Vid Evra (Baines)
    Ando Nani
    Valencia Rooney
    Van Persie

    This is how Id like to see us line up in games against the top teams – with a rotating 6 up front that can switch between 4-1-2-3, 4-4-2 and 4-3-2-1. Kagawa the playmaker/quarterback (in the hannover game he created as many attacking opportunities as he would behind the strikers and never give the ball away). Ando/cleverly playing box to box and Nani the free creative role (he’ll never be a left winger). Valencia and Rooney would need to track back and tuck in – whioh both are great at.

  2. Anderson isn’t good enough for man utd, he gives the ball away far too much, he’s out of his depth. He’s always out of position. Cleverly is a quality midfielder, he needs some on the same wavelength to keep up with him. Anderson should be sold.

  3. With the way that Sir Alex has bought it does seem as though we will be moving towards a slightly different ethos in terms of playing style. However, I think as we saw today, that the 4-4-1-1 will be abandoned for the most part in order to accomodate our strength in depth in the striker department. I think more often than not we’ll see the 4-3-3 that we played against Everton today, although admittedly some work needs to be done. I for one am a big believer in the Anderson and Cleverley partnership, and was a bit disappointed we didn’t get to see the two feature together today. In fact, my biggest gripe with today is that Scholes played ahead of Anderson as I felt he simply didn’t provide enough movement which is what made our midfield look stale and susceptible to being out-muscled.

    Either way, I think you made some good points. I too believe that Sir Alex is interested in moving towards a more Barca-like approach to the game that requires defending from the front and a high defensive line, but perhaps we’re not quite there yet.

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