PRESS HIGH AND FAST FORWARD PASSING
For the first time under Louis Van Gaal, United played one of their best pressing game against CSKA Moscow. United didn’t give the Russians anytime on the ball and pressed high on the pitch with fast forward passing movement. It kept the Moscow based club occupied all through the game. It worked in United’s advantage as CSKA counter attacking players where pre-occupied with defensive duties. West Brom sure would collapse if United can put in such a performance come this weekend.
JESSE LINGARD IS UNITED’S MISSING PIECE OF THE PUZZLE
Lingard is making United looking more direct. Van Gaal should deploy Lingard on the right wing and Martial on the left wing with Rooney as the main striker and Mata playing behind Rooney. This Squad possess pace and creativity and will surely defeat the Baggies.
NULLIFY RONDON’S THREAT
West Brom will rely on crosses if they are to get anything from this match. In Solomon Rondon they’ve got a striker that is very good in dealing with aerial crosses. United should make sure they make him 2nd best to any aerial ball.
DICTATE THE TEMPO OF PLAY AND RETAIN POSSESSION
United should dictate the tempo of the game and also retain bulk of the possession there by limiting the baggies to chase shadows. It worked against CSKA Moscow and it sure would work against West Brom.