Di Maria play, Where?
Manchester – Wayne Rooney In addition, there is one other Manchester United players who often change position: Angel Di Maria. Facing Preston North-End, Tuesday (17/2) pm dawn, in the fifth round of the FA Cup, will play where Di Maria?
There are at least four positions ever played Di Maria since costumed United. As a right midfielder, left midfielder, and behind the two strikers in a 4-4-2 diamond formation, as well as a striker in a 3-5-2 formation.
When Louis van Gaal need speed in front of his team in a 3-5-2 formation, Di Maria was the one who usually he pairs to accompany a more pure striker. However, this is not effective enough.
In several recent occasions, when United return to play a 4-4-2 diamond, Di Maria played as a player behind the two strikers. He acts as a “number 10”.
Usually, when Di Maria played in that position in the last few games, the left midfield position will be occupied by Adnan Januzaj, while right midfielder will be occupied by Wayne Rooney, and the base of the diamond, the holding midfielder, played by Daley Blind.
With Rooney likely to continue playing as a midfielder, while Robin van Persie is a doubt, there is the possibility of Van Gaal back put Di Maria as the attacker. However, if you want speed in attack, Van Gaal still have James Wilson as an option.
If Wilson is installed on the front line, then Di Maria is expected to return to play behind the striker left Januzaj filling sector.
Problems that are often highlighted on Januzaj is often too long he took the ball so often miss the timing. If Januzaj not lowered, Di Maria could fill the left sector, while the position behind the striker could be handed over to Juan Mata or Ander Herrera.
However, wherever Di Maria played, Michael Carrick believes that he can give a nice effect. With the Di Maria, is no guarantee of United’s midfield can press using speed.
“He’s almost like Giggsy (Ryan Giggs, red) in many ways. When he receives the ball, he could carry and change direction quickly. It’s hard to defend against it,” said Carrick as reported ESPNFC.
Until the match against West Ham United some time ago, statistics Di Maria (specific to the Premier League) in 2015 was not that great. Of the four games, shooting accuracy is only 20%, while the accuracy of his cross only 12%. However, Di Maria was able creation of 8 chances in four games, which means that on average he creation of two chances per game.
In the latest match against Burnley, Di Maria finally recorded his first assist in the league for 2015.