Louis van Gaal has used more formations and different line-ups this season than he has had hot dinners, which makes it all the more difficult to guess what team he will line-up with every week.
That being said, Daley Blind has been in good form. Does van Gaal drop Blind to accommodate Carrick or is there a way both can play?
We’ve drawn up this potential 4-2-3-1 formation which allows for Carrick and Blind to both play in the holding role with Herrera just in front of them in the no.10 role. It’s a midfield trio which has never been used before but in a match where the midfield will be packed, it could give United much better defensive protection.