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With critics to be proven wrong, and a return to the top four at stake, the expectation was high for the latest edition of the Manchester derby. However, both teams produced a limited, lethargic and lackluster affair, with bad buildup structures being cancelled out by tangible defensive organizations.    Tactical analysis and match report by Joel Parker. […]

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In a do-or-die clash for both teams, early goals from Angeliño and Amadou Haidara pegged Manchester United back before they could rouse themselves. Despite a spirited second half comeback following Bruno Fernandes’ penalty and Paul Pogba’s late goal, Justin Kluivert’s 69th minute strike posed an insurmountable obstacle for Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s side, who now find […]

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Manchester United travelled to London and aimed for three points against West Ham to shake off their midweek loss against Paris Saint-Germain. But their opponents were not to be underestimated as they have won their last three matches, including a win against Aston Villa on the previous weekend.  Tactical analysis and match report by Daryl […]

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While both Everton and Manchester United had limitations in their respective buildups, only one team had Bruno Fernandes. His roaming from the number ten spot was pivotal to progressing through Everton’s passive 4-5-1 defensive formation, being involved in all three of their goals and provided Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s side with an important three points. Tactical […]

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Arsenal dominated from the start thanks to their well-designed pressing system which helped to take advantage of the deficits in United’s buildup. Neither attack was overly impressive, and it took Arsenal some time to capitalize on their superiority. Eventually, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang put them ahead from the penalty spot and from there on Mikel Arteta’s side […]

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