English Premiership

Will LVG switch systems?

2015-01-29 15:19
Louis van Gaal (Supplied)
Louis van Gaal (Supplied)

London - Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal must decide whether to stick to his preferred 3-5-2 formation or go with a 4-4-2 set-up demanded by the club's increasingly frustrated fans when the 20-time champions host Leicester on Saturday.

Van Gaal says he finds it uncomfortable to watch United when it plays four at the back, but results show the team is more effective when it lines up in that formation.

The Dutch manager changed to a 4-4-2 midway through United's last league game when the score was 0-0 against Queens Park Rangers, and the move paid off in a 2-0 win.

United has won only two of its last six games in all competitions, and is reeling from being held 0-0 by fourth-tier Cambridge in the FA Cup on Friday.

Saturday's fixture against Leicester City kicks off at 17:00.

 

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Wednesday, 29 January 2020
West Ham United v Liverpool, London Stadium 21:45
Saturday, 01 February 2020
Leicester City v Chelsea, King Power Stadium 14:30
Liverpool v Southampton, Anfield 17:00
West Ham United v Brighton & Hove Albion, London Stadium 17:00
Crystal Palace v Sheffield United, Selhurst Park 17:00
Newcastle United v Norwich City, St. James' Park 17:00
Watford v Everton, Vicarage Road 17:00
AFC Bournemouth v Aston Villa, Vitality Stadium 17:00
Manchester United v Wolverhampton Wanderers, Old Trafford 19:30
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