Louis van Gaal has confirmed that next season he expects to play a 4-3-3 formation, with him have a specific role in mind for Memphis Depay.
That the midfielder is [sometimes] in front of the striker is not bad because I think you do need variation in your attack. I like that and I ask for that, especially from Memphis. It can also be Carrick or Schweinsteiger or Schneiderlin once in a while but mostly Memphis. It depends on our opponents. More or less 4-3-3. We played that already last season, in the second half of the season, and I have said that is the system I want to use. We played in our shape [on tour] and played how we have to play. That’s also where I have been very satisfied.