It seems that the Dutch strategist, Ten Hag, has found a solution to Manchester United’s defensive problem, which is a key factor for the club for the rest of the season.
Despite serious defensive problems due to the absence of Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane, MU kept a clean sheet against Brighton in the FA Cup semi-final and won the penalty shootout. This is an impressive result given the team’s current crisis of forces.
MU will play the FA Cup final against Man City on June 3, and although there is still a long way to go until then, MU fans have a basis to believe in Ten Hag’s strategy.
The article mentions that MU’s defense has been a concern, especially before the match against Brighton, which is known for its attacking ability. However, Ten Hag managed to solve the problem by using Luke Shaw as a central defender, partnering with Victor Lindelof.
This solution seemed to work well against Brighton’s flexible system that uses two strikers who play like “10s”. MU’s full-backs, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Diogo Dalot, also played a crucial role in defending against Karou Mitoma and Solly March.
The article also mentions that no one knows what the outcome of the FA Cup final will be, but MU fans certainly do not want their great rival, Man City, to win the historic treble.
It will be sweet for the “Red Devils” if they beat Man City at Wembley to complete the double title this season and directly prevent Pep from making a historic season for the blue half of Manchester.
Overall, the article suggests that MU may be the biggest obstacle for Man City on their trip to three seasons. Although MU may not be as strong as Arsenal or Real Madrid in terms of form and force, the nature of a final means that anything is possible, according to Ten Hag.