Europa League: 3 Reasons why Manchester United should win against Sevilla

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#1 Manchester United are yet to lose a game in 4-2-3-1 formation since restart:

Since the arrival of Bruno Fernandes, Manchester United have seen a massive improvement in their performances. The 25-year-old creative playmaker has played a major role in the revival of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s half-drowned ship, racking up 11 goals and 8 assists from 21 games for the club across all competitions.

He is one of the substantial factors why United finished third after what was really a torrid season for them until January, helping Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men go on a 19-game unbeaten run in all competitions before the Red Devils faced a shocking 3-1 defeat at Wembley against Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final last month.

Since the resumption of football in the UK after a nearly three-month hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, the return of Paul Pogba at the heart of United’s midfield and the inclusion of Bruno Fernandes, with Nemanja Matic covering the duo from behind, have made Manchester United look like a different team — a team that possesses the ambition of doing something gigantic.

United have mainly played in the 4-2-3-1 formation since the restart. The only time Solskjaer did make some changes to his formation ended up in a 3-1 defeat against Chelsea. It was the 5-3-2 formation that saw United concede three goals against their London rivals.

United devotees hope that was the end of the cursed 5-3-2 formation, which has provided their team with more obstacles than clarities over the course of the 2019-20 season. And it is believed that  Solskjaer will line-up his team in their regular 4-2-3-1 shape — the form that has seen some draws but not any defeat yet since the restart.

Not changing anything within the team should be the mantra for Solskjaer going into what could prove to be the most compelling game of the season in terms of acquiring a trophy. And we should not overlook the fact that Solskjaer would also want to finish the campaign with a kiss on the coveted cup.

Do you think Manchester United are well-equipped to beat Sevilla on Sunday?

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