Date: 17th January 2015 at 5:35am
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Could the striker be set to start?

Louis Van Gaal seemed to get slightly annoyed when asked why he’d left Radamel Falcao out of the squad for the recent Southampton defeat. While it’s obvious the manager isn’t one to bow to media pressure, he is a pragmatist and with doubts over Robin Van Persie’s fitness there’s a strong chance the Colombian striker could be handed a start at Loftus Road.

Fans may be sick of the sight of the 3-5-2 formation but that doesn’t mean Van Gaal will suddenly see sense and switch from it to a more conventional one, after all in his recent press conference the manager showed no signs of ditching his favoured system. United cannot afford to keep dropping away points and despite QPR’s strong home record if the Reds fail to win at Loftus Road, serious questions will be asked about the team, the manager and his ‘philosophy.’

Here’s how the Reds could line up today:

3-5-2: David De Gea, Marcos Rojo, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Luke Shaw, Michael Carrick, Marouane Fellaini, Angel Di Maria, Antonio Valencia, Wayne Rooney, Radamel Falcao.


6 responses to “Predicted XI: United v QPR: Falcao Returns But So Does 3-5-2”

  1. Abraham Shisia says:

    my optinion as Man Utd fan in kenya, lets not coach LVG leave Ramadel Falcao to go, he must sign him on permanet deal, he is aworld most best striker on earth, lvd must give him time to improve from his injury, and he will gain his fruits.

  2. muhimbura asaph says:

    make sure dat falcao start 2day

  3. okwi Moses says:

    let us rest mata or even sell,he s nt helping instead of him we can use herera to strengthen the mid, nd be flexible field defensive or attacking squad depending on how the opponent s not just one formation al the time

  4. Andyar solomon says:

    LVG is making united fans get tired of watching united matches with his philosophy, there is no creativity in his formation, Man u games are boring, i strongly doubts his competency since lossing to southampton.

  5. hamza says:

    herera is missing

  6. Samuel Ugboke says:

    The 3-5-2 isn`t favoring Di Maria and SHAW is no left winger ..he his always tired, lazy and rarely get crosses in.. Di Maria needs to be on the wing and run and rooney needs to go back to his no 10 role behind striker or as a striker with falcao top