Tag: Manchester United

Both sides struggled to make ends meet in their regular shapes, most likely down to necessary personnel changes following a hectic winter schedule. Second half reinforcements only did so much to invigorate an affair which had overseen very few chances. Tactical analysis and match report by Peter Munnely.  A loss at Watford left a sour […]

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Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal side once again showed a fluid and relatively well-structured possession game which allowed them to dominate the first half against Manchester United. Goals from Nicolas Pépé and Sokratis Papastathopoulos gave Arsenal a 2-0 lead at half-time. Similarly to the loss against Chelsea, Arsenal were nowhere near as dominant in the second half. […]

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Tactical analysis Manchester City United 1-2 Premier League

Much of the first half of this Manchester Derby was defined by Manchester United’s quick transitions. Manchester City had promising attacks of their own, but their defensive intensity was below usual standards, which partly allowed United to go 2-0 up within thirty minutes. City made slight adjustments to stem the flow of counterattacks and attempted […]

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A strong individual performance from Marcus Rashford was arguably the highlight in a game wherein Spurs were firmly unspectacular in their performance. They struggled to construct attacks against the narrow pressing of United and their defensive scheme at times was quite uncompact, which allowed United to quickly move the ball forward.  Tactical analysis and match […]

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Chris Wilder tactics

After seventy minutes of a well-structured Sheffield United in control of the game, Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s formation change flipped the game on its head. Manchester United came back from two goals down, only to lose the lead in the final moments, a fantastic and entertaining Premier League affair.  Tactical analysis and match report by Joel […]

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