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Sir Alex Ferguson's Greatest Manchester United Team - 2007/08 Tactic

Manchester United's team in the 07/08 season has always been considered as one of the greatest Manchester United teams, especially under Sir Alex Ferguson. During this season, Manchester United went on to win the famous double putting on some fantastic attacking displays. In the Premier League, Sir Alex Fergusons team went on to win 27 of their 38 league games, drawing 6 and losing 5. They went on to score the most goals in the league (80) but also had a mean defence and only conceded 22 goals whilst claiming 21 clean sheets. The front three of Tevez, Rooney and Ronaldo were devastating, scoring 70% of Manchester United's league goals whilst also almost assisting half of the team's goals and now, we're going to look more into why this team were so devastating in attacks and solid in defence.


The Shape

Sir Alex Ferguson during the 2007/08 season was tactically intriguing as he never kept to one system. But the system mainly used in the Premier League was a 4-4-2/4-3-3 hybrid which he used to dominate most sides. The front-three of Tevez, Rooney and Ronaldo had the freedom in attack to express themselves but they also remained very high to keep constant pressure on the opponent's defence. In the center of the park, Manchester United had two midfield maestro's in Michael Carrick and Paul Scholes. Carrick would often play deeper than Scholes to recycle possession but also to collect the