Ryan Bertrand’s Chelsea career is over

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How will he solve this inherited conundrum at Man United?

Date: 2nd June 2014 at 7:00pm
Written by Christy Malyan

Manchester United hope the Netherlands' World Cup charge will be over as soon as possible, accordingly allowing incoming manager Louis van Gaal to focus his attentions fully on arguably the most important summer transfer window in the club's history. That reported £200million war-chest won't spend itself. But in my opinion, a more perplexing dilemma for the Red Devils than their potential incomings is the immediate fate of three players - Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata. Philosophically, throughout his 25-year management career, barring a brief flirtation with  4-4-2 during his AZ Alkmaar days, the Holland gaffer has continually championed a progressive 4-3-3 formation, and the natural assumption is that he'll bring that style and structure of play with him to Old Trafford. The only problem is that resultantly, from Rooney, RVP and Mata, van Gaal has the task of fitting two strikers and two attacking midfielders (the Englishman capable of playing as both) into a formation that has room for just one centre-forward and no outright No.10. The situation becomes further complicated when you include Shinji Kagawa and Adnan Januzaj into the equation ... Read More


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