Seem to be doing that a lot lately don't we? Usually one of his untouchables like Distin or Osman that do it too.
We are giving balls away in bad positions because the team is setup wrong.
Who said that attack was the best form of defence?
Get Beckford on up front with Yak and go for it for once FFS
Honestly, what is the obsession with 4-4-2?
It is a dead formation, hardly anyone plays it because to be a top team playing 4-4-2 you need 2 centre midfielders that are quick, physical and have bags of energy. Hardly any centre midfielders can dominate a game playing in 4-4-2 these days, you look at Fabregas and he has to play in 4-5-1 to be as effective as he can be.
Why do you think United play 4-5-1 in Europe and against top teams? Chelsea dont play 4-4-2, Arsenal don't. Real Madrid dont, Barca dont. Ac Milan dont, Inter didnt last year. Bayern Munich dont. Brazil dont. Spain dont. I could go on. Nobody good plays 4-4-2 anymore regularly, United play it more than most but even Ferguson knows 4-5-1 is better in a lot of situations. 4-5-1 allows you defend more solidly and get plenty of men forward, more men than when playing 4-4-2 because you can afford to let 1 midfielder sit and have 4 midfielders supporting the attacker. And when you lose the ball it is far easier to get into shape more quickly.
And specifically for us our players suit 4-5-1. Cahill simply isn't effective in 4-4-2, in 4-5-1 he is as good as any attacking midfielder at getting goals. Arteta doesn't have the pace to run the show in 4-4-2. Fellaini maybe able to play it in time because of the power and energy he has but even now 4-5-1 allows him to control the game from deep and let Arteta dictate the ball. Pienaar gets up and down, give him a midfielder less to cover and his lack of would be more apparant.
The formation isn't the problem, we just arent playing well. It has proven to be the best thing for us for a number of years and will prove so this year. We need to find the right balance and get some form, Victor back and on the right, with Yak fully fit and on form. All of a sudden with everyone in a position they should be that formation will see us at the right end of the table, just like the last 4 years it has.