Like many others, I watched the Manchester Derby last Saturday. United's pace on the counter attack is impressive - scoring on the break seems to be a key trait of Ole's strategy.
It might seem slightly counter intuitive but holding the ball against Manchester United may not necessarily be a good thing.
This is somewhat borne out in the possession data. Of Manchester United's six wins they have only had the ball more than the opposition once (versus Norwich, 53.9%). On average, Man Utd held the ball for 43.26% of the match for wins, 55.56% for draws and 62.77% for losses.
While they may have the ball more late in the game as teams try to hold on, the strategy to getting a positive result against Manchester United seems to leave them have it. Duncan Ferguson should be happy to leave them dominate possession next weekend - it could just get him a job!