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    So watching Man U vs Tottenham on Saturday I couldn't fail to realise how after the Mancs changed formation to 4-3-3 we looked really shakey. The same happened against Newcastle when we were 1-0 up, for the last 20 minutes or so, when Shearer changed things to 4-3-3 Newcastle looked likely to score which they didn't thankfully. So what is it about 4-3-3 that seems to destroy our plans? If anything I would have thought the opposition changing to this formation would give us more room in midfield to get it down and play, and also give us more room in the wide areas to exploit through Lennon and Modric. However we seem to crumble. Is this just concidence or something about the way we set up that makes us weak to the 4-3-3? I would appreciate your insight!!


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    When they go 4-3-3 it sorta hands the attacking incentive to them. With 3 forwards they know that they can apply more pressure to pin the other team in their own half, and they become more desperate to do so because they know that with only 3 midfielders they would lose the midfield battle. Besides that, we were leading when our opponents switched to 4-3-3, so since they were the ones chasing the game they would be the ones attacking.

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    Well yeah I agree it changes their mindset to a more attacking style, its just weird how it seems to devastate us so much. I mean we could use the fact they are pushing forward and exploit them on the counter, but we seem to be a different team when the opposition makes the change. I know Man U are a force but we had them under control. Newcastle aren't really that good and even they had us on the ropes after going 4-3-3.

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    Teams tend to bypass the midfield when playing this formation so our extra man is kinda taken away.

    It also forces a midfielder to sit a little deeper making it effectively a 4-1-3-2 formation unless you go to a 5-3-2 to match them mano-e-mano.

    All of this invites the oposition to attack and unless you have excelent hold up men up top (we dont) or serious pace (Bent has but only runs in straight lines) the ball will keep on coming back at you and cause increased problems.

    We lack as a squad to combat all posible outcomes.

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    Well if I was the opposition manager I'd start with 4-3-3 against us becuase we seem to be unable to deal with it!!!

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    I think our distribution out of defence could be better too. Wit a 4-3-3, teams can apply a lot of offensive pressure and our distribution becomes worse.

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    utd seem to play a combination of 4-5-1 and 4-3-3, we need to get modric in the team and play to his strengths, amongst others

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    Well if I was the opposition manager I'd start with 4-3-3 against us becuase we seem to be unable to deal with it!!!
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    utd seem to play a combination of 4-5-1 and 4-3-3, we need to get modric in the team and play to his strengths, amongst others
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim32 View Post
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    utd seem to play a combination of 4-5-1 and 4-3-3, we need to get modric in the team and play to his strengths, amongst others
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim32 View Post
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    utd seem to play a combination of 4-5-1 and 4-3-3, we need to get modric in the team and play to his strengths, amongst others

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    surely this should be about helpin spurs and not sayin what hurts us!
    personally ive never been a fan of 4-3-3, spurs are a 4-4-2 team, always have been and always will be

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    Quote Originally Posted by d.mccombe View Post
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    surely this should be about helpin spurs and not sayin what hurts us!
    Fair point mate I think its good to spot weak areas though to keep them from being exploited! Anyway this was last season lol I've seen us be more effective vs 4-3-3 since then

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