Cape Town - Louis van Gaal's new formation may transform the fortunes of Manchester United but Wilfried Zaha may be forced out as a result.
Manchester United have been impressive in their pre-season tour of the US with victories over Real Madrid, AS Roma and LA Galaxy but with the team set to return to England this week. many of the team's players are waiting to find out if they have a future at the "Theatre of Dreams".
Wilfried Zaha was Sir Alex Ferguson's last signing but found himself out in the cold during the David Moyes era.
Now fighting for his future at Manchester United, the current formation employed by van Gaal leaves limited room for a winger.
Zaha played as a striker against Inter Milan with some success but was poor against Real Madrid in the same position.
With Robin Van Persie, Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbrack and Javier Hernandez all above it, Zaha's days at United appear to be numbered.
West Ham United could be a potential designation for Zaha should Manchester United allow the player to leave.
The Daily Mail report that Sam Allardyce is closely watching Zaha's situation at United and will move for the player should he become available.