After one game in the English Premiership, many football neutrals have begun writing new Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal off for using the rather open 3-5-2 formation.
However, the 3-5-2 formation has been used with great effect in England. Roberto Martinez is a master at this.
He guided Wigan to success with this formation in the FA Cup. Also using this formation with his new club Everton, he managed to break the codes has to how to use it effectively in England.
So, then, who says it won’t work for Manchester United?