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Crucial second-half changes: breaking down Man United's formation in Villarreal win

Crucial second-half changes: breaking down Man United's formation in Villarreal win
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Manchester United got back to winning ways in Michael Carrick's first game in charge away at Villarreal on Tuesday.

The Red Devils are now through to the Champions League Round of 16, guaranteed to finish first after Atalanta dropped points against Young Boys.

Man United's initial formation vs Villarreal, November 23, 2021

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As expected, Carrick went the the 4-2-3-1 system with Alex Telles, Donny van de Beek, Jadon Sancho and Anthony Martial starting in Spain. However, Man United looked bleak before two crucial changes in the second half.

Man United's formation vs Villarreal after 65 minutes, November 23, 2021

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The second-half introduction of Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes (in place of Martial and Van de Beek) changed the game, with the Red Devils scoring twice to secure massive three points in the Champions League.

Source: Tribuna.com