We were winning second half so there was less emphasis on getting the ball forward.
The formation stiffled the players yesterday. I dont see how you can say they didnt play the ball fast enough in the first half, yet when they still played together in the second half it was fine? You need two sitting midfielders so that the full backs can get forward and create width and allowing the two wide forwards to get in and around the box. Home or away against good or bad teams, you cant just have 3 players defending. Who you play there is up for debate but in the big games it has to be Schneiderlin and Gana.
Every time Schneiderlin got the ball he moves it backwards with his right foot protecting the ball then looks for a pass that isn't on anymore as he just ruined the flow. Conversely look at how Rooney takes the ball, let's it run past him and puts his shoulders to goal allowing for first time passes and finding the runners.
Gana just lacks the ability going forward, doesn't have the brain to read the game quick enough or the ability to make the pass.
The formation didn't change, Keane was RB in the first half. We looked more balanced when we had a proper RB on however we were winning the players were more confident.