Since Chelsea’s rejuvenation under Antonio Conte’s 3-4-3 system, a lot of managers have joined the Italian to play three at the back and Jose Mourinho has recently joined the trend.
But Manchester United legend Nemanja Vidic isn’t happy with the change, and has warned Mourinho of copying Chelsea.
“I played in a three at Inter and I didn’t enjoy it,” Vidic told ESPN.
“But a three can quickly become five, and if you have two wingers then it can be effective, but it’s not how I see the perfect football team.
“I prefer 4-4-2, 4-3-3 or 4-2-3-1, but then each manager does the best with the players he has.
“I also know how football is changing and that Chelsea are likely to win the league playing three at the back.
“Three at the back may become the future, and Barcelona are the best example of the changes. Midfielders play as centre-backs, but if you play Barcelona then you’re playing a team who will always attack.”