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  1. Well, Darmian does very good job in your save that’s great. He might be fitting well in your formation so he can produce very good performances. I might be a little bit biased cause I support ManU in real life so I might underestimate Darmian’s & Valencia’s ability in FM.
  2. I have toyed with the idea of using 4231 at ManU but ultimately scrapped it because I end to be a little bit conservative with formation, I like 5 a side kind of formation (5 players in defensive half and 5 players in attacking half) that’s why I chose 4141 DM (former 4123 DM). However looking at your formation I’m thinking that your left side is very attacking then it is very prone to be exploited. I would opt a WB-s or at least CWB-s, Shaw did a good job for me on those roles. Your double pivot can be DLP-d and other roles that going forward a lot like BBM or MEZ-s. The idea is DLP-d hold position so when there is counter he can try to break it first, also he is your shield in front of your 2 CB. I usually put the defend role on the attacking side (in your case your left flanks). Also there were a couple of suggestions of using opposite roles for AMC and lone STC, such as AMC on attack duty then STC on support, vice versa. AFAIK, ManU has really strong AML (Sanchez, Martial, Rashford) but poor AMR. Also the Fullback spot is awful, need more upgrade.
  3. I think Bust The Net still use it but hasn’t published any guides about it yet. I just read his post on the other thread (Breaking Park The Bus), he mentioned that he used 4312. Maybe you can create a new one. I’m thinking Ozil as Trequartista or AP-at at AMC. Auba as Poacher or AF, then Lacazette as a support striker, CF-s or maybe PF. 3 MC usually the defend duty in the middle with DLP or CM-d.
  4. I used this formation back on FM17. It was quite successful with my ManUtd side. The only problem was the AMC on AP-su/at rarely got good ratings.
  5. I have a same 3rd tactic like this with ManU. The differences are : 1. AMC on AP-su/at 2. MCL on DLP-su but MCR on BBM or BWM-su 3. DL on CWB-su if it is Dalot or Shaw playing. DR on WB-su almost everytime but if I saw my DL got low rating then I change my DR to CWB. I couldn’t get consistent results with this tactics. I mainly use this formation when I’m facing 4231. The weakness on my tactics is AMC rarely got assists or good ratings. Even though we won comfortably he only got max 7.00 rating, more often under 6.8. Struggling to create chances from crossing even with positive mentality which will made the players take more risks especially the AMC on AP-su/at. Rarely seen a through ball although I set lower LOE and standard defensive line. Should I use Pogba as Mezalla or even a RPM?
  6. A small question about determination if somebody cares to answer please ... I have a couple of high determination U18 youngsters (above 16). Then I got this messages that squad less desirable traits affected them and they dropped 1 point of determination. My team traits is very determined, they got high scores in training and improved their attributes so how to eliminate the less desirable traits ? Also I have Matthijs De Ligt as my CD and I had David De Gea to welcomed him after signing, now he dropped 1 determination point to 16 even though DDG has 17, there were no messages about less desirable traits affecting De Ligt.
  7. Defensively we are quite okay, we can hold Chelsea and Arsenal to draw. But we were struggling in creating chances. During pre season we were winning using the formation due to quality differences with the opponent. Mentality usually balanced or cautious (against good team). Tactical setting mostly from Gegenpress, shorter passing, play from defense, work ball to box, standard attacking width, standard tempo, short kick to CB, counter, counter press, higher defensive line and higher line of engagement, standard defensive width, offiside trap, extremely urgent pressing, tighter marking. In my FM17 save, the CF-a is actively drawing the defender toward him or he is always in position to get the header from WB cross. The WB cross was my main source of goals. Lewandowski was excellent as CF-a, now I have Lukaku and he is nothing near Lewandowski’s quality. I just changed my formation to 4-1-4-1 DM (former 4123DM) now it works better but with Alexis as CF-a. I have to learn how to adapt to opposition’s tactic since I always lost to Bayern and Inter Milan in UCL group stage using the 4141 DM formation. Thanks.
  8. When I started my FM19, it took me about 6 hours to my first friendly match. And the next day to start my first competitive match after playing almost 10 hours. Most the interface is so different than FM17 especially the scouting things, training and tactics. My first save in every FM iteration that I have is with ManUtd so I already know the first team squad, I just need to identify which position that need improvement and it is quick.
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    Training determination

    The coach reports only said that squad general atmosphere (or something like this) has positive effect to the player. is there any info about the squad personality? it used to be inside team reports but I checked there and I can’t find it.
  10. Anybody has suggestions for 433 with flat 3 MC ? I used that formation in FM17 with good results but struggling to replicate it in FM19. I always use that formation in ManU saves so the line up as follow in FM17: Gk-d : DDG DR (WB-s) : Valencia/similar quality DL (WB-a) : Shaw/similar quality DC (CD-d both) : De ligt, Bailly (usual pairing 1 fast 1 slow) MC (left to right) (BBM, DLP-d, CM-a) : Nainggolan, Herrera/Blind, Pogba. Sometimes BWM-s on the left if Fellaini is playing. AMR (AP-a) : Mata AML (IF-s) : Griezmann CF-a : Lewandowski. Now in FM19 I try to replicate the formation but it didn’t work that good. AML is Sanchez or Martial. I changed to CF role to AF or PF-a with Lukaku there or Rashford.
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    Fiete ARP . Best 14 million

    Happened same thing with me as ManU. He asked like 60k and another 90-100k after 15-25 appearances. I tried to negotiate around 45k but only 2 rounds and the agent got mad. I just want to curse the agent. I will try to persuade him again for winter window 1st season. Hopefully he will agree this time.
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    [FM19] Manchester United

    Hi there, I’m a fellow ManU manager in FM19. i just started the 1st season with them and still overwhelmed with all the new interface in FM19, my last FM was 17. I bought De Ligt in in 1st transfer window and 1 backup LB from Malaga (Riecci) who was transfer listed. Was trying to sign a young striker to for backup because I like to play with 2 striker up top, but failed miserably. My first target was Fiete Arp but negotiation broke down because the ****** agent asked huge salary and I negotiated twice and he got angry. Second target Johannes Eggestein, everything was flowing smoothly until finalizing the deal, my HoYD Nicky Butt canceled the deal because he was 2 weeks injured. Now I’m still trying to find a backup striker for winter window but unable to scout Serbia although I have the knowledge of the country from Vujacic. Also I can’t scout Japan and South Korea too although Kei Nakamura has the knowledge. Can somebody shed a light about the scouting thingy ? I already has the world package activated for senior and youth players. Thanks a lot.