Manchester United fans were in no doubt over what changed the game against Queens Park Rangers on Saturday afternoon.
United had once again looked wholly unconvincing lining up in a 3-5-2 and it could be argued the first half was worse than last week’s defeat to Southampton.
But United created chances with width immediately after a reshuffle to the more popular diamond formation and Fellaini got on the end of Antonio Valencia‘s cross.
The side were more convincing and looked confident and supporters hope their manager gets the message.
You'd hope that LVG get's the message now. A slight change in formation with added urgency and we suddenly look like a decent team again.
— James Stretford (@Jamesstretford) January 17, 2015
Substitutions and formation change it seems really made the difference. Credit to LvG however he simply has to learn from this.
— Gary (@Gary_W3106) January 17, 2015
The difference between the first half and second half should surely be enough to convince Louis van Gaal to do away with a 3-5-2 formation.
— Chris Fleming (@Chris__Fleming) January 17, 2015
We should be able to find a balance between awful attack in a 3-5-2 and panicky defending in a diamond. Better teams will punish us.
— Eli Tigre (@AliquaScripto) January 17, 2015
Even if that's the end of 3-5-2, Van Gaal still wins by bringing on Fellaini when the Internet demanded Herrera at half time.
— Iwan Lehnert (@IwanLehnert) January 17, 2015
Now imagine playing 3-5-2 against Cambridge.