Five ways Louis van Gaal has saved Manchester United’s season, including formation change

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With Manchester United’s excellent recent run continuing yesterday with a superb 4-2 win over Manchester City at Old Trafford, here’s a look at five key ways Louis van Gaal has turned things around for the Red Devils towards the end of this season…

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1) Switching to a back four

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The recent change to a 4-1-4-1 formation has brought about this brilliant turn around in form from Manchester United – it’s clear that many of the players were struggling to function in a back three for much of the campaign, but Chris Smalling, Phil Jones and others now look far more comfortable and solid after switching to a regular back four again.

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