Fans Hilariously Break Down Manchester United's 1-1-1-1-3-3 Formation
So, about Manchester United's 1-1-1-1-3-3 formation.
United's back line formed a bizarre defensive formation when Leroy Sane ran in for Manchester City's second goal.
Matteo Darmian, Chris Smalling, Victor Lindelof and Jesse Lingard produced a 'vertical back four' in a hilarious moment.
Social media immediately noticed United's 'tactical innovation' including Twitter user James Nalton.
"The vertical back four. Tactical innovation, Man United style," he wrote accompanied with a picture of United's defence.
The vertical back four. Tactical innovation, Man United style. pic.twitter.com/KRgYNRwmSE- James Nalton (@JDNalton) April 24, 2019
"Good to see us popularise the 1-1-1-1-3-3 formation tonight, fire performance lads," another Twitter user wrote.
. Good to see us popularise the 1-1-1-1-3-3 formation tonight, fire performance lads :fire: pic.twitter.com/Eso79BFqna- tom (@McSauceBall) April 24, 2019
Fans have hilariously broken down United's 1-1-1-1-3-3 formation. Here's some reaction from Twitter:
Did quite well for me on championship manager 00/01 if I remember rightly- RosenthalsLeftBoot (@kajahdgdgdgava) April 24, 2019
Named vertical defensive tactic.- sylvester (@selaistroberi) April 24, 2019
It is what we called the T-back- Wes Yim (@wesyim) April 24, 2019
1-1-1-1-1-3-3 formation- (@tpwjim) April 24, 2019
Isn't that the christmas tree formation? pic.twitter.com/e7vcnuEFcK- Scottish Footy Cards (@ScotsFootyCards) April 24, 2019
Ah, the classic 1-1-1-1-2-3-1 formation. Think @jonawils did a chapter on it in 'Inverting the Pyramid'.- AT (@autoamort) April 24, 2019
Meanwhile, Manchester United remain in sixth place with 64 points on the board following their 2-0 defeat to Manchester City.
They have three league games left as they aim to secure Champions League football for next season.
The Reds resume their league campaign against Chelsea on Sunday.
Will United sneak into the top four? Let us know what you think.
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