MU have contacted Saul Niguez as a top transfer target this summer. If successful, Solskjaer coach can be classified into 3 different options.
Saul with diagrams 4-3-3
MU has operated this diagram regularly since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over and it’s easy to understand why Saul will be given a position in that system.
Atletico Madrid midfielder will then play the role of a left midfielder, becoming an ideal element to cooperate with Paul Pogba, while Bruno Fernandes is free to play more attacking.
Saul will need to perform a lot of defensive work if deployed in such a scheme, especially when this squad is too prone to attack.
Saul with a 4-4-2 diagram
Solskjaer has had a lot of experience with this scheme since he was playing under Sir Alex Ferguson. So, he can test it out for himself if he has an outstanding right-winger in the summer.
MU currently has many options on the left of midfield, but it’s fair to say that no one else has the quality defensive ability like Saul.
At Atletico Madrid, coach Diego Simeone frequently uses this squad in major European Cup matches with Saul deployed on the left. It seems to be a suitable choice for MU when meeting strong opponents.
Saul with diagrams 3-5-2
This is a scheme that Solskjaer often likes to switch to during difficult matches and it is also suitable for Saul.
The Spanish midfielder’s flexibility helps him transform into a left-winger or move into play as a central midfielder.
With one more center-back in the squad, Saul will reduce his defensive responsibilities in midfield. Therefore, this scheme may suit you best out of the 3 options on the squad.