But Anderson was shikt against Barca in 09, didn't you just say that's why you wouldn't have played Giggs? Fletcher, the same fletcher that's been missing for a month or two with an illness and lost an awful lot of weight and only played one game before the final? Rooney was playing behind the striker like he was all season but he dropped deeper then usual trying to get the ball because the midfiled couldn't hold onto the ball for him to get it! We opted for a 4-4-1-1 more or less or 4-5-1 so stop your bitching! Chiciaritho did't get the service needed, he was in no way at fault for us losing the champions league and anybody who says that is an idiot and anybody who agrees is an even bigger idiot
Anderson is young in constrast with Giggs. I explained you in previous posts about Rooney. That was in no way a 4-5-1 nor did we have the players on the pitch to play 4-5-1. Also you just don't seem to understand in what way he meant that he lost us the Champions League. He wasn't at fault. His incredible performances made Sir Alex to opt for 4-4-2 instead of 4-5-1. Do you get it now? Also calling anyone who disagrees with you or has another opinion, an idiot, harldly helps you proving a point if there is one.
With your logic, teams that have been successful with one formation should not change it throughout the season. Also wouldn't playing more bodies in the midfield cause disruption in Barcelona's passing? Especially if we played Park and Anderson and Fletcher and Carrick in a 4-5-1 formation?Barcelona are about a thousand times better than Schalke in every department.
Well we all know that. So shouldn't we change something in the starting eleven against Barcelona?
Yes. It was our strongest team for playing in Europe. We pissed all over Schalke and beat Chelsea comfortably. When considering a team for the next round you choose what has done well for you and has suited your players in the past. You don't just try something new and in playing 4-5-1 end up most likely leaving your best player isolated. That way of playing has served us well for a while now. You don't just change it before a Champions League Final. That would likely have caused more problems than it would have solved and would have probably had the majority saying that Fergie's lost the plot by not sticking with what is tried and trusted.
That's before even mentioning the fact that if playing 4-5-1 was the answer to stopping Barca having the ball then everybody would play like that against them and they wouldn't dominate possession like they do against EVERY TEAM THEY PLAY. You could play eight men in midfield and they will still likely dominate possession. Why? Because when they have it they kjnow how to keep it. The way to counteracting that is to have player who have more defensive ability in midfield and know how to break up their passing more often or players who are equally capable and confident in possession as Iniesta and Xavi.