OPINION: United formation can give Solskjær the opportunity to play two strikers
The perception of 4-4-2 in football these days is like a rather tired cliché and an outdated tactical setup.
Two big strikers in front, two hard-working runners in midfield and some flair out on the shore, it was a simple formation that proved popular in a simpler time, being an electoral system for almost all leaders throughout the 1990s and early 1990s. 2000s.
Manchester United under Sir Alex Ferguson were among the sides to make a huge success with the iconic midfield quartet-David Beckham, Roy Keane, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs core in a dominant 4-4-2 that had quality in each area get out of the way. In 1999, Ferguson had the luxury of leaving two from Andy Cole, Dwight Yorke, Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjær on the bench. He did not need a ‘No.10’ in himself or a true defensive midfielder.
While almost everyone would accept that football has moved somewhat since those halcyon days for United, 4-4-2 should not be rejected, nor should it be left to die.
Read about the formation here.