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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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Manchester United had yet another slow start to a game and were slightly flattered by a 1-1 scoreline at half-time, having been outplayed by Bournemouth. Again though, they found their footing in the second half with a more direct approach. After threatening the Bournemouth goal several times, United finally got a winner in the final […]

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Manchester United recovered from their midweek Champions League defeat against Juventus to beat Everton 2-1. A highlight for United was their left-sided attack, with Anthony Martial once again being integral to the attacking exploits of Jose Mourinho’s side. United’s 1-0 defeat against Juventus does not look like the worst result on paper given the Italians’ […]

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Despite all the pre-printed headlines of Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Old Trafford, Paolo Dybala was the standout performer in this match. Juventus manager Max Allegri put on a clinic in a cruelly comfortable win for Juventus. Their domination of the ball and control of central areas never gave United a moment’s rest, as the movements […]

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It was very much a game of two halves at Stamford Bridge, as José Mourinho’s Manchester United displayed an impressive defensive performance. Chelsea’s passing approach through the center – trying to free Eden Hazard – earned them very few rewards as the visitors continued to contain Chelsea throughout, especially after taking the lead. Touchline fracas […]

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José Mourinho’s hand was forced throughout the match but his attacking substitutions eventually paid off. His final one, Alexis Sánchez, netted an all-important winner. However, it was a mixture of Newcastle’s defensive intensity and United’s senseless attacking play that put any kind of result for the home side under pressure. United were winless on home […]

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Manchester United may not have lost this match, but José Mourinho’s side looked second best for significant spells of the game. Valencia exploited United’s man-marking system but couldn’t find the finishing touch in the final third. Meanwhile United’s possession game was – once more – slow and lacking in ideas. Manchester United’s current poor form […]

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Manchester United dominated possession and defended well against Wolverhampton Wanderers’ main threats, but struggled to create goal-scoring opportunities. Man United controlled the first half, but João Moutinho’s equalizer brought the game back to where United is uncomfortable. Wolves ended up close to stealing a win. Manchester United reacted from two straight defeats with three away […]

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