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Arsenal vs Manchester United: Potential 4-4-2 diamond – Di Maria in No.10 behind striker Rooney

by Sam Peoples

After starting his Manchester United career in fifth gear, Angel di Maria has slowed down in the last few games.

Being used as a winger in a 4-3-3 formation, the Argentinian has seen his influence on games diminish as he isn’t so heavily involved and it’s curtailed United’s attacking threat.

As such, bringing him back into the middle against an Arsenal side who are struggling for form recently could be the perfect remedy.

With Radamel Falcao only just back in training, Louis van Gaal may decide to use him from the bench instead of the start. In his absence, despite James Wilson‘s promise, Van Gaal could choose to push Rooney further up into a striker role with Di Maria just behind.

A front three of Di Maria, Rooney and Van Persie is enough to scare any defence, let alone a fragile Arsenal one.

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