I think the balance of the midfield we had in the first half was one we should be looking to use going into the season. I'm a big fan of Arteta in the middle but with our lack of finances and his versatility, using him from the left would probably be the best option. He's does a good job out there and It'd give Osman a proper run in his natural position. I've always considered centre midfield Osman's best position and I think that run of form towards the end of the season has given him a real confidence. He's not quite as good, but his style of play is similar, and we need that style of player in the middle of the park. Someone with quick feet, close control and composure in possession. His willingness to run beyond the ball and get into the box might compliment Fellaini more aswell, rather than two centre midfielders (Fellaini and Arteta) always looking to come towards the ball.
Interesting to see Bilyaletdinov in there aswell. It's the first time in a long time he's looked like a proper creative player. Good range of passing and some good footwork in tight spaces. It's early days and he'll come up against much tougher opposition, but it was a promising performance.