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Like the 1-7-2, this formation is drawn up to put all the best Manchester United players in their natural position. Because of the weird assortment of players Man U has available, this results in three left backs. Let's give it a shot in Football Manager.
September 2, 2014
A team that already had two world-class strikers and two tremendous backups added the best forward on the market. A team that lined up in a 3-5-2 with wingbacks added an attacking winger. These big buys didn't fill gaps, so the internet jokes turned to this: Designing formations which would accommodate the talent being brought in to Man United.
This lovely formation to the right was my favorite, a 1-7-2 "inverted umbrella" including (almost) all of United's starter-quality attacking players at the expense of every defender but one.
That formation will be my starting point in this new series in which I simulate Manchester United's forthcoming season in Football Manager 14. In this series, we'll find out which formation best suits Man U's lopsided set of players for the year to come. In Part 1, we will tackle the 1-7-2.