Potential Manchester United formation including Van Persie, Rooney, Di Maria, Falcao, Mata and Herrera

by Sam Peoples

Louis van Gaal has an impossible job of fitting every attacking player in the starting XI for Manchester United after new arrivals this summer.

However, what could a starting XI look like if he decided to try and include most of them?

In the latest formation we’ve taken a look at this week, it’s the most attacking line-up we’ve seen so far.

Van Persie, Rooney, Falcao, Mata, Di Maria and Herrera have all been given a place in the starting XI with the likes of Daley Blind and Adnan Januzaj ready to come on from the bench.


The big problem with this formation is the lack of balance which Van Gaal had bemoaned prior to signing six new players this summer.

With Herrera as the only holding midfielder, the defence are offered little protection to a fast counter-attack and in these positions, Mata and Di Maria would be expected to track back and fight for possession.

Do you think Louis van Gaal would be willing to play such an attacking formation?

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