Man Utd tactical tweak predicted after Cavani arrival – and midfield to change

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been told that the addition of striker Edinson Cavani means he will have to change his tactical approach.

United enjoyed great success post-lockdown utilising a front three of Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood but that approach looks set to change.

Former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy believes that Solskjaer will have to sacrifice a midfielder to get the best out of Cavani, warning that Paul Pogba could miss out or even talisman Bruno Fernandes.

Speaking on talkSPORT, Murphy said: "Jadon Sancho is overpriced, don’t get bent over as you’re making a rod for your own back.

"The defensive issues are obviously the problem, which can be fixed by a different tactical approach to a degree but I still think they should have gone out and tried to get a top centre-half.

"I think he’ll play two holding players in the next game and keep the full-backs in a bit. Pogba will probably have to be sacrificed and he might leave Fernandes out for a game or two.

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"I’m a big fan of Cavani, I’m not suggesting Manchester United should be pinning their hopes on him but it’s naive to think they can just click their fingers and go and get Harry Kane.

"Unless you’re going to bring someone in that you can hang your hat on at United for the next six or seven years, why waste loads of money?

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"Cavani is a sensible option. Even if he plays up front and Martial goes to the right or left and Greenwood or Rashford gets left out, they can mix it up."

United are back in action in two weeks time when they travel to Newcastle and the Red Devils will be looking to bounce back from their 6-1 thrashing at the hands of Tottenham on Sunday.

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