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Duffy's attacking diamond formation

Attacking diamond used with Man United successfully. Short passing, possession game that will make a lot of chances for your front three. The Central Winger is an important part of the tactic.

By on Feb 01, 2015   13690 views   1 comments
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FM 2015 Tactics - Duffy's attacking diamond formation
This tactic has worked very well for me at Man United.

You will need a good front 3 to score and assist and a "central winger" to play as the left sided CM (I've used Di Maria, Ayew and Januzaj)

It's not a one size fit's all formation, I often add things like "play wider" "be more expressive" and remove retain possession if chasing a goal.

It's an attacking formation and you will benefit from fast CB's as you are pressing and quite high up the pitch but you will outscore most opponents.

Your wingbacks are important, I would prioritise physical stats over technical as although they provide the width they aren't a huge contributor in terms of assists due to the "exploit the middle" instruction

The player instructions are important but in terms of the strikers I don't have a set combination. More often than not it's a complete forward and advanced but I have been known to use two advanced forwards etc.

It's worked well for me but is the first tactic I've uploaded so would appreciate feedback.

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Discussion: Duffy's attacking diamond formation

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  • LDyster16's avatar
    How does you defensive record go? Keep many clean sheets?
    Struggling to find the right balance in a diamond this year!
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