"I think they should both play," Holden told the Manchester Evening News. "Wingers are almost impossible to mark when you've got one on either side.
"The trend at the moment seems to be for wingers to come inside and mess around with the ball on the edge of the box like Argentina, but I would like to see it go wide and the wingers putting crosses into the box.
"I'd much rather see Johnson play on his natural side," he added.
"Mancini prefers to have him on the right and cutting in which is all very well but if that's how he's going to play, he needs to learn to get round the outside and cross the ball with his right foot."