Date:12th February 2014 at 3:36am
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The manager has made mistakes and must learn from them.

If something smells like gravy, tastes like gravy, looks like gravy and feels like gravy, calling it another name, doesn’t stop it being gravy.

One of the most annoying and pointless arguments I’m sick of seeing and getting involved in this season is the one about United’s formation. Some claim it’s 4-2-3-1 but the fact is, it aint. United have been playing 4-4-2 practically all season, and practically all season it hasn’t worked, now with a trip to the Emirates and a chance for David Moyes to get a first away win against a top four side in around 547 attempts despite their long odds with, it’s time for the boss to admit defeat. 4-4-2 with wingers who are experts in producing more crosses than the last time I submitted an English essay, without actually providing assists just isn’t getting the results.

If United are to change and go 4-3-3 against a strong Arsenal midfield then this could be the side Moyes chooses:

David De Gea, Rafael, Rio Ferdinand, Chris Smalling, Patrice Evra, Ryan Giggs, Michael Carrick, Phil Jones, Juan Mata, Wayne Rooney, Robin Van Persie.