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Tactical analysis Manchester United - PSG Champions League 0-2

In the highly anticipated return of Champions League football, both teams initially struggled to establish a rhythm. Paris Saint-Germain had some problems playing from the back, and United showed potential defensive issues. In the second half, PSG came out as the dominant team, helped by United’s injuries forcing them to make two half-time changes. Thomas […]

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Champions League preview

Isn’t this the best time of the year? The winter cold slowly fades away, to be replaced by the thin and hopeful sunlight of early spring. Club football enters its decisive phase, with lots to play for in every competition. Whatsmore, we’ve got Champions League football lined up this week. The world’s most watched competition […]

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Tactical analysis Arsenal - Manchester United 1-3 FA Cup

Sturdy defending and quickfire counterattacks allowed Manchester United to take a commanding lead despite Arsenal pressure. From there it was all about careful game management, a test which the new manager passed with flying colors. Arsenal were subsequently sent crashing out of the FA Cup, but a promising performance means there are positives to take […]

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During the first half, the mobility and vision of Juan Mata allowed United to control an unruly Newcastle side. During the second half, the entrance of Jonjo Shelvey and a more aggressive defense allowed Newcastle to better control the game. However, United’s superior offensive talent would ultimately allow them to create the better chances… and […]

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Tactical analysis Manchester United Bournemouth 4-1 Premier League

Manchester United dominated Bournemouth from the kick-off, utilizing their more aggressive and risky approach to facilitate beautiful attacking patterns and a new pressing game. Though many challenges lie ahead, Ole Gunnar Solskjær has managed to breathe new life into his beloved football club almost instantly. Tactial analysis and match report by Josh Manley.   Ole Gunnar […]

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Liverpool Manchester United tactical analysis Premier League

Liverpool’s dominant display on the ball managed to edge out a passive Manchester United side. United’s lopsided pressing shape was outnumbered time and time again but they seemed more than happy to soak up pressure and block as much as they could. In doing so, José Mourinho’s team put up a good fight against a […]

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2018-12-05 - Man Utd - Arsenal 2-2

Old Trafford was the stage for a decaffeinated clash of the titans, as José Mourinho’s turbulent United hosted Emery’s resilient reds. Despite the expectations that both sides would mirror each other’s formation, Manchester United and Arsenal each came op with variants of their own that slightly differed from the other team. This made for a […]

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tactical analysis Manchester City - Manchester United 3-1

Manchester City took an early lead against United with an interesting lopsided team shape and extended their lead just after half-time. United threatened to pull off another of their trademark comebacks when Martial netted from the penalty spot, but City showed their class with a composed display in possession to defend their lead. Playing away […]

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Juventus Manchester United

The free-roaming forwards Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala never gave United’s midfield a moment’s rest, whilst the ever-brilliant Rodrigo Bentancur continued to shine, this time in a more rigid, advanced role. Despite their dominance, in the most un-Juventus of ways, Max Allegri’s side managed to surrender their one-goal lead inside the final ten minutes to […]

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