Tactics historian, Jonathan Wilson, has this piece for the Guardian that discusses the increasing use of a back 3. This isn't really Manchester United related because I highly doubt you'll see a Sir Alex Ferguson side implement this system. However, it's an interesting tactical discussion and Wilson does talk about how he's finding difficulty in seeing the benefit of Roberto Mancini's 3-4-1-2 system from recent weeks.
EPL Index has this breakdown on the supposed decline of Patrice Evra. This is talked about quite a bit on this site so I figured this read might interest some of you. They make a case for Evra's decline not being as bad some would tell you.
Won't ever happen. Not in a million years. Instead of giving you a list of reasons why it won't happen (I won't insult your intelligence), I shall start off a list of things that will happen before Usain Bolt makes a move to Manchester United
Liverpool to win the PL
Anderson to have an injury free season
Arsenal to go through a whole game without a single defensive blunder
England to win the World Cup
Offer your own suggestions :)
Manchester United returned to pre season action today, in the first match of their pre season tour of Europe. Valerenga held us to a 0-0 draw in Norway.
Nemanja Vidic returned to action, lasting 61 minutes, while Mike Phelan took charge today, as Fergie is away due to club matters
Your guess is as good as mine on what these "matters are". Hopefully he is twisting a potential new signing's arm....