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0-0 – BUT FURTHER PROGRESS

MANCHESTER UNITED VS INTERNAZIONALE 29.07.2014 After a slightly fortuitous win from a disjointed performance against Roma United now moved on...
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TACTICS NEWS: TRAINING THE BRAIN

The noises coming from the United camp on tour in the USA suggest that the squad have taken instantly to the new manager and his methods.  There ...
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DILEMMAS

MANCHESTER UNITED VS ROMA 26.07.2014 United now travelled on to Denver from Los Angeles for their first game in the International Champions C...
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A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

LA GALAXY VS MANCHESTER UNITED 23.07.2014 Louis van Gaal’s first game in charge and a first chance to look at the direction in which he wishe...
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Pre-season Tour Preview 2014

After only two days at Carrington Louis van Gaal has now taken United over to the USA for a pre-season tour. In his first press conference after ...
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TACTICAL THOUGHTS: LOUIS VAN GAAL – PART 2

In Part 1 we considered van Gaal’s usual general tactical approach.  Now we take a closer look at what 4-3-3 means to him. Under Sir Alex and ...
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TACTICAL THOUGHTS: LOUIS VAN GAAL – PART 1

So Louis van Gaal it is then. This should be fun. Since van Gaal’s appointment, United fans have been debating what they can expect. There has...
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TACTICS NEWS: LOUIS VAN GAAL TAKES CHARGE

Just over two months ago, on 19th May, it was announced that Louis van Gaal was to be the new Manchester United manager.  United fans have theref...
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TACTICAL THOUGHTS: VAN GAAL AT THE WORLD CUP: PART 3 – THE 3RD/4TH PLACE PLAY-OFF

After the disappointment of elimination in a semi-final, the 3rd/4th Place play-off game is generally an unwanted consolation. Whilst Holland cou...
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TACTICAL THOUGHTS: VAN GAAL AT THE WORLD CUP: PART 2 – THE KNOCKOUT ROUNDS

Holland finished the Group Stage of the World Cup as the tournament’s top scorers, in spite of the fact that their game was essentially based on ...
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