Manchester United vs Crystal Palace: Potential 4-4-2 diamond – RVP dropped

by Sam Peoples

Robin van Persie has struggled all season with his form and fitness. The Dutch striker is currently a shadow of his former indomitable self and against Manchester City at the weekend, he was unable to influence the game.

Radamel Falcao may be injured but there is a certain James Wilson who is itching to get his first Premier League start under Louis van Gaal and a home game against Crystal Palace looks like the perfect time for him to get it.

Wilson, 18, has been scoring goals for fun with the U21s and has already been used as a substitute but his pace and movement would be perfect in a Van Gaal formation so we’ve drafted him into this 4-4-2 diamond.

There is also a return for Juan Mata as a game like Palace at Old Trafford is where you expect United to dominate possession and those are the sorts of games where you see the best out of Mata.


What do you think about this formation?

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