On the formation, I'd be very surprised if he changed it, even if the case for 4-3-3 grows by the week, he has every level at the club playing the 5-3-2. He said all along that it's a process so we'll just have to ride the wave and hope it clicks sooner rather than later.
Absolutely incredible for Argentina vs Germany tonight. 3 assists and a goal in a 4-2 win. The 1st assist and the goal were especially good. Bit of a dilemma now, to play him in a midfield 3? or to play him as a winger? Could do with a clone to be honest!
He was so so good, was flicking between that and Ireland-Oman, no prizes for guessing which game was more entertaining. I think we have to use him in an attacking position, whether that's out wide or as a 10. Out wide in a 4-3-3 would best utilise him I think but I feel the Falcao signing indicates we're likely to stick with the current formation and two up top so in that case probably number 10 would be best.
Think a diamond might be likely with Di Maria on the left of the diamond, Herrera on right. Mata or Rooney at 10. Rooney or van Persie partnering Falcao. I'd prefer a 4-3-3 but it'd mean playing players out of position I feel.
What I liked about him so much against Burnley was how quick he got to the ball even though he looked like he may lose the foot race, he nips the ball away and holds the opposition off. He constantly puts in world class performances and I don't think we have anyone else who does that for us.
Still a bit hard to believe, having spent the last 18 months admiring his performances for Real, i'm now able to really love his performances.
That pass he made to set up van Persie was something we've not seen in a while. Same goes for that 50 yard run that led to Herrera's goal. And a lot of the other things he did. More to come still I think.
It's the 2nd time he's done it now, when he did it against QPR(?) I thought "well that was a shot" but after today, maybe it's a disguised pass/cross?
Maybe the same with that free kick he scored against QPR too, I think it was a cross but maybe it's planned that the players miss the ball on purpose? I think it was said after that game that they'd been working on it in training.