Report: Solskjaer to change Man Utd system to combat Spurs’ attacking threat

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Dom Le Roy

There is a lot at stake as Tottenham travel to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United later this evening.

While the three points are extremely vital for both sides in their quest to get their seasons back on track, the pre-match talk has predictably revolved around Jose Mourinho’s return to Old Trafford.

A report in the Metro has now claimed that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who replaced Mourinho in the hot seat at Old Trafford, is planning on changing Man Utd’s system to combat Tottenham’s attacking threat as he aims to get one over the 56-year-old.

Solskjaer is said to be considering starting with three central defenders, something that Man Utd also did in their 3-3 draw against Sheffield United a couple of weeks ago.

On that occasion, the Norwegian started with Victor Lindelof and Phil Jones either side of Harry Maguire in a back three.

In addition, Marcus Rashford could spearhead United’s attack with Jesse Lingard deputizing on the left flank.

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With the likes of Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Son Heung-min and Lucas Moura all capable of running in behind the opposition, employing three central defenders could be one way of combating that threat. However, I expect us to win the midfield battle this evening and create our fair share of chances.

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