Manchester United faces, arguably, the toughest fixture this season, away at La Liga leaders Valencia on Wednesday night. Following the draw against Rangers, United is under pressure to secure at least a point at the Mestalla. It may provoke Sir Alex Ferguson to change the 4-4-2 system he has mostly deployed this season.
Wayne Rooney, seemingly perpetually out-of-form and with a continuing ankle problem, will be fit to play against Valencia on Wednesday, according to Sir Alex Ferguson, although it seems the Scot may yet choose to deploy his star striker on the left of the Reds’ attack.
With United suffering defensive problems this season, caused in part at least by the lack of a traditional holding midfielder, Ferguson may revert to a 4-5-1 / 4-3-3 formation on Wednesday, with Rooney the most likely sacrifice given Dimitar Berbatov’s outstanding form.
In midfield Ferguson could bring in one of Darron Gibson, Park Ji-Sung or Anderson as an attacking option, or bolster the defensive side with a fit-again Michael Carrick in something closer to a 4-3-2-1 system.
What would you do on Wednesday?