2 Ways Man United can lineup under Antonio Conte when he becomes manager

Obviously fans are anticipating the replacement of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer even when his long-term future is yet to be decided but it’s clear that the Norwegian’s job is no longer completely secure.

With the board reportedly to have made first contact with Antonio Conte’s representatives, if things pan out the well between both parties – (hopefully it does).

Bearing that in mind, these are 2 ways Man United can lineup under Antonio Conte when he becomes manager at Old Trafford.

Option 1: Matic in, Ronaldo as no.9

Obviously, Conte will play his preferred five-at-the-back system, this imply that Man United’s defence practically selects itself. Therefore, Diogo Dalot is likely to replace Aaron Wan-Bissaka since the Englishman can’t really play wing-back.

In midfield, the Italian manager could reinstate Nemanja Matic whom he knows from their time at Chelsea. Bruno Fernandes could find himself in a new role on the right (drifting in the no.10 position often) with Cristiano Ronaldo as the sole striker.

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Option 2: Bruno drops deep, Cavani and Ronaldo up front

We can also see Conte playing with two men up front, like he did in his Serie A title-winning season at Inter Milan.

With Edinson Cavani playing alongside Ronaldo, Bruno will have to drop deeper in midfield and slot in with Paul Pogba. Fred will also be within a starting XI shout in order to give the team balance.