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  • jul jul Sep 3, 2007 16:46 Flag

    United Strikeforce

    pretty fair assessment original post.
    have we forgotten that saf used 3 frontmen last season on several occassions if playing 3 could use tvez and rooney slightly behind saha in cetain games in others back to saha ronaldo and giggs for more width lot of possible combinations.
    how about 343 against the shut up shop merchants off brown/nev, vidic and ferdinand with evra playing an advanced wing back or nani doing the same god the permutations are endless and isn't that what saf's signings have been all about

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    • That is a fair point....the signings made this summer have increased the permutations for midfield and attack, and it is true that SAF used three up front on occasion last year, especially in Europe.

      The wealth of talent in the squad now in terms of wingers and support strikers is mouth watering. Some may still need time to bed in but the potential is impressive. Having said that, the point still remains that however many quality wingers or deep lying forwards you have on the field.....the last few games would seem to indicate that without the focus up front, the play can become a bit directionless.

      So long as Saha continues to do his thing we're in good shape I think. However, without him I fear that we may be in danger of becoming like Arsenal of the last few years.....if everyone is on form and clicking as a group we'll be devastating, but if the players are not all firing on all cylinders we could become less effective.

      Of course this is all speculation....it is still early days and we've been without our two star players recently. With them back and on form most likely we'll have nothing to worry about!

    • Although I know Tevez is a good player i don't think we should have bought him as from what I have seen from him at United. I agree that we needed another target man and Anelka is looking very good. Maybe Tevez could adapt into a target man? We shall see at the end of the season...