Owen Hargreaves tells Solskjaer the formation to use against Manchester City

Manchester United face Manchester City in the Premier League next after our 3-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.

Former Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves has urged Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to stick with the 5-3-2 formation he used against Tottenham Hotspur.

Hargreaves believes the 5-3-2 formation Manchester United against Tottenham Hotspur helped the team defensively.

“I think it has to be considering the amount of goals they’ve conceded,” Hargreaves said. “It shored them up defensively.

“But the big question is they’ve got Manchester City at OId Trafford on the weekend. You’re not going to have much of the ball and you’re going to be quite deep. They defend with seven then Bruno [Fernandes], Cavani and Ronaldo.

“Is that going to work against City? We’ll see. But I think today was a big step forward.”