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TACTICAL THOUGHTS: JOSE MOURINHO – WHAT SHOULD WE EXPECT?

Jose Mourinho is without a doubt one of the world’s most high profile coaches, love him or loathe him that is not in question and as he has manag...
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TACTICAL THOUGHTS: ANTHONY MARTIAL, UNITED’S UNCONVENTIONAL WINGER

Anthony Martial arrived at Manchester United a man destined to lead the Red Devils’ line for many years to come. And, in scoring a magical debut ...
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TACTICAL THOUGHTS: UNITED’S DEFENSIVE SYSTEM

“I want my defensive organisation to be better but the defence begins in the striker’s position. It is team work, so when we concede a goal it’s ...
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TACTICAL THOUGHTS: COULD A SINGLE PIVOT MAKE UNITED DOUBLY DANGEROUS?

The words “defensively solid” and “boring” have both been used in equal measure when describing Manchester United this season and it could be arg...
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TACTICAL THOUGHTS: HOME THOUGHTS FROM ABROAD

Barcelona 3 – Eibar 1, Nou Camp 25th November 2015. Taking advantage of the October half-term school holiday, one half of the www.manutdtactic...
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TACTICAL THOUGHTS: SOME EARLY SEASON ISSUES

With another international break upon us, and as we having now played 13 games across three competitions it feels like a good time to take a look...
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TACTICAL THOUGHTS: THOUGHTS ON THE TRANSFER WINDOW

Since the closing of the summer transfer window there has been no shortage of articles reviewing who has signed and released who and which club h...
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TACTICAL THOUGHTS: A Q&A WITH ANDY MITTEN

Andy Mitten occupies a unique position. A hardcore United fan with family connections to the club, (his Uncle played for Sir Matt’s first great U...
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TACTICAL THOUGHTS: ANALYSING UNITED’S BUILD-UP PLAY

Build-up play is a key feature of Louis Van Gaal’s philosophy as it is inextricably linked to the main thesis which is to dominate possession. Bu...
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TACTICAL THOUGHTS: PADDY McNAIR

When Paddy McNair was selected for his debut match against West Ham, I had hardly heard of him. Louis van Gaal had to choose a youth team player ...
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