The moment nani was sent off AF should have subed out Wellbeck
Yeah, I think so too. Someone to sit in front of the defense and provide some protection.
Actually, I am not sure they have anyone on their bench who can do that for them with Phil Jones out injured and Fletcher out long term.
Those are the subs. Five attackers. One keeper. Only one defensive option. Badly balanced bench. Too many wingers. Too many players who do their work in the final third.
A center half in Jonny Evans. Not sure how well that would have worked for them. I suppose it was still the best available option. 5-3-1 with Van Persie the sole attacking option. Keep 8 men behind the ball and look for Van Persie to break.