Manchester United’s game against Everton at Old Trafford this weekend is the toughest match of the season so far on paper.
Off the back of a hard fought 2-1 victory over West Ham, Louis van Gaal‘s side will come into the fixture with some real confidence but will face strong opposition in Roberto Martinez’s Everton who will also be confident after earning a point away to Liverpool.
Given how well it has worked for United so far since the arrival of new signings, Van Gaal is more than likely going to stick with the 4-4-2 diamond formation and simply play Mata in the No.10 position Rooney would have otherwise occupied.
Here’s how United could line-up against Everton using the 4-4-2 diamond shape:
Do you think this is the strongest formation and starting XI for Everton this weekend?