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Treble Man Utd || Attacking 4-1-4-1 by Mahen // FM20

High scoring tactic for FM 2020 which will create a lot of chances. High pressing, possession based while looking to overload the opponent's box.

By Updated on Jul 12, 2020   82148 views   17 comments
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Football Manager 2020 Tactics - Treble Man Utd || Attacking 4-1-4-1 by Mahen // FM20

Beautiful Attacking Football by Mahen - Centurians Man United

I won the Premier League, FA Cup, Europa League with Man Utd in my first season. High pressing, high intensity attacking football that creates overloads.
Top scorer Rashford, 40 top assists Bruno... 24 top scorers in PL, 99 least conceded and least yellow / red cards.

This 4-1-4-1 System helps me to dominate the PL as well as Europe. This is a custom vertical tiki taka system which creates overloads in wide areas and half spaces. In my save, Rashford scored 40 goals which is earn him the European golden boot and PL golden boot.

The Tactic

This is my tactics i use in my Man United save in FM2020 and so far it is doing great. I won the treble in my first season !! A very flexible tactic that requires lot of stamina because we are playing in a much higher tempo. You need decent wingback who can cross very well because this tactic is all about overloading opposition box and create lot of chances also conceding least.

In my save, Rashford was the top scorer as IF (attack). He scored around 40 goals that season. Bruno, Pogba and Sancho will create the chances for the AF and IF.


As you guys can see top of the league with 100 points, 99 goals and least conceded.


1) Pre season training is important. Make sure you give heavy physical training but be aware of the injuries.
2) Make sure to assign individual training for your players. For example, my WB train for crossing, My BPD train for composure and decisions.
3) Don't waste your set piece because it is important in big games and also teams with less aerial threat.
4) If your team is not creating enough chances shout ' Demand More' or 'Get Creative'
5) If you're leading comfortably at halftime, lower the tempo because it can stop your players getting knackered easily.
6) Analyse your opposition's defense shape if they are too deep you can use lower tempo, If they are pressing high make sure to pass into space to catch their high defensive line. If teams are defending narrow, use your wide men to attack.
7) Your players need high stamina and work rate to press high up the pitch. Buy players that suit your system. I bought Sancho, Kimmich and Alex Telles because they suit this system.
8) Big games - I change to 4-2-3-1 as MEZ changes to AP (support) and man mark their DLP.
9) Sign coaches that have great attributes and assign them to their respective categories.
10) Make sure to use opposition instructions and shouts to motivate your players.

Enjoy using this tactic!! Cheers!!

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Discussion: Treble Man Utd || Attacking 4-1-4-1 by Mahen // FM20

17 comments have been posted so far.

  • fedeclavijo13's avatar

    It works with lower teams? For ex. Parma
  • YAMS's avatar

    If won't create an overload, the IFA & MEZA will just try to occupy the same space. For an overload you need the winger on support duty.
  • Mahen's avatar
    the mezzala , WB(L) and IF( L) will create wide overloads. the focus of the attack is from the left wing that's why bruno and rashford was involved in every goal. the wide overloads in left side of the pitch will create big space in right wing that's when sancho., pogba and wan bissaka will be more dangerous
  • Mahen's avatar
    maybe train ur players to become more n more familiar with the tactic
  • 874anthony's avatar
    Mezzala dit not interfer with the winger? as they play same space
  • Kaylan's avatar
    I tried this formation for 10 games, we won 8 and drew 2, but my only problem with the formation is that we barley scored, I'd win games 1-0 most of the time and also my striker barley ever scores.
  • YAMS's avatar
    The Mez attack role is a total waste imo, should be B2B or CMS/A.

    Mez roles should only be used with no natural wide men as they occupy the same space, particularly in this set up on the same side as an inverted winger.
  • Mahen's avatar
    martial scored about 25+ goals in my first season and during like january i lost ighalo and greenwood through injury so i bought werner. he also did a good job .
  • Mahen's avatar
    guys i have updated the tactic. give it a go !
  • Mahen's avatar
    sry guys i've got a network problem. i will try my best to upload by tdy.
  • Poma's avatar
    Any updates?
  • RenanGuti's avatar
    I don't understand the change in big games.

    And you change the mentality?
  • mezza147's avatar
    Do you assign corner,throw in and free kick takers?
  • Mahen's avatar
    sry abt that. i will update the 4-1-4-1 asap.
  • EL-TEV's avatar
    How many goals for the striker? How did Martial do as a lone striker?
  • ToreD84's avatar
    Its only the 4-2-3-1 showing as mentioned earlier, and not the 4-1-4-1 formation
  • Poma's avatar
    Why a 4-2-3-1 and not the 4-1-4-1 as in the picture?
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