Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Hargreaves Wants to See Reds Change Formation

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Hargreaves Wants to See Reds Change Formation

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OWEN Hargreaves has suggested Jose Mourinho plays a 4-3-1-2 formation to reignite United's season.

United suffered their third successive defeat at Watford on Sunday and trail Premier League pace-setters City by six points, with just two more league games left until the season's second international fortnight.

Mourinho seemed uncertain over United's formation at the weekend. The team appeared to start in a 4-3-3 system but that changed to 4- 2-3-1 for the second-half, amid a growing clamour among supporters for Wayne Rooney to be withdrawn.

Hargreaves, a key member of United's Premier League and Champions League doublewinning side in 2007-08, would retain Rooney in his personal best XI up front in a partnership with Zlatan Ibrahimovic. …

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