Manchester United remain linked with a double deal for Harry Maguire and Paulo Dybala.

Maguire is being valued by Leicester at £90 million, The Telegraph report, while Juventus also consider Dybala at this figure, although this would be offset by a Romelu Lukaku swap [Di Marzio]

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Signing the pair would give United varying ways to line up tactically.

This is probably the most likely approach, using Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s preferred 4-2-3-1 formation.

This formation would give us great versatility in attack, with Dybala, Greenwood, Martial and Rashford all interchangeable.

It could cause defences nightmares, and there will be a lot of talent left in reserve able to make an impact from the bench.

Formation switch

This isn’t the only option though, as Maguire will leave United strong at centre-back.

United could play three at the back in certain scenarios, and involve Axel Tuanzebe, with Greenwood dropping out of the XI.


Here is a look at how a 3-5-2 formation could line up.

This formation would put a lot of pressure on the wing-backs to get up and down, but an extra man defensively could relieve some pressure.

Bruno Fernandes may fit this system better than Dybala, with all three forwards needed to mix in and defend.

The strength comes at the back, and this would be a dangerous counter attacking team. Having the ability to switch tactically like this would be an advantage.

United obviously need to get the Dybala and Maguire deals done first, but this is a squad which really does have some good options available.

There are the likes of Angel Gomes, Jesse Lingard, Fred, Andreas Pereira and Tahith Chong who will all also compete for chances.

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