Manchester United’s right-wing issues are properly documented and sadly it doesn’t appear as if it’ll go anyplace anytime quickly so it’s a matter value discussing as soon as extra.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer technically bought two wingers to unravel that situation however it appears each have been extra for the longer term, in reference to Facundo Pellistri and Amad Diallo.
The previous is discovering his ft within the U23 degree whereas the latter doesn’t staff up with the squad till January and even then there have been requests for expectations to be lowered.
With that in thoughts, Juan Mata and Mason Greenwood appear to be Solskjaer’s choices for the close to future and given how neither are pure wingers, how can he get essentially the most out of them?
There are many examples of recent groups not enjoying with pure gamers on the flanks and nonetheless succeeding so why doesn’t it appear to work for United?
They solely have to look to their neighbours to see how the likes of Bernardo Silva, for instance, has no situation enjoying on the wings when wanted.
The primary motive the Crimson Devils are lopsided and predictable of their attacking is as a result of all the things is compelled down their left flank, a lot so the appropriate flank strikes to the left to attempt to become involved within the play.
That is exactly why Mata and Greenwood wrestle positionally- as a result of they don’t maintain their width initially earlier than chopping inside as they want.
The latter will be excused as a result of he wants it coached into him and it’s not a place he’s performed in earlier than however the former grew to become a somewhat profitable right-winger below Louis van Gaal.
Again then Mata was advised to maintain the width as a lot as potential earlier than playmaking like he naturally did and it bore him nice outcomes, with the brace vs Liverpool at Anfield the height of all of it.
If Solskjaer has to make do together with his present choices on the right-wing then it’ll go a way if he can coach them higher and guarantee, at the very least within the buildup play, his wingers do what wingers are supposed to do.
It’s a easy tweak however one which makes a large distinction because it means play is in any other case congested into the center or left flank, United play slender and poor Aaron Wan-Bissaka is left remoted at right-back, unable to maneuver ahead successfully.
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