No more McFred: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to switch from 4-2-3-1 to 4-3-3

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will look to experiment with his formations in pre-season, according to reports. The Norwegian boss has stuck to his favoured 4-2-3-1 religiously in the past two seasons, despite initially playing a 4-3-3 system when he first took over the club.

But according to new reports, Solskjaer will now look to revert back to the 4-3-3 he enjoyed such success with in his first three months in charge as caretaker manager.

That’s according to ESPN, who say that Solskjaer has told his players he wants to implement a more attacking 4-3-3 formation this season, which could spell the end for the infamous midfield duo of Fred and Scott McTominay.

Solskjaer is said to be interested in playing a more attack-minded midfield and has discussed it with coaches internally as he views towards playing one defensive midfielder behind two more offensive players.

The report also claims that the possible formation switch is also to accommodate United’s midfield talent, with the manager keen on playing both Donny van de Beek and Paul Pogba alongside Bruno Fernandes more regularly.

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