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FESTIVE CHEER

MANCHESTER UNITED vs NEWCASTLE UNITED 26.12.2014 After a draw at Villa Park United were working to return to winning ways in this Boxing Day ...
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A TOUGH NUT TO CRACK

ASTON VILLA vs MANCHESTER UNITED 20.12.2014 United to win the league?! Unthinkable this time last season but such was the talk that supplemen...
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TACTICS NEWS: WHAT MAKES VAN GAAL TICK?

“O, Louis: In Search of Louis van Gaal”, Hugo Borst, Yellow Jersey Press, London 2014. Hugo Borst is an award winning Dutch Football writer an...
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TACTICAL THOUGHTS: JUAN MATA – IMPRESSING IN DIFFERENT ROLES AND POSITIONS

When Juan Mata joined Manchester United in January, expectations were very high on the Spaniard, and rightly so. After all, one of the best playe...
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TACTICAL THOUGHTS: FLEXIBILITY AND ALTERNATIVE POSITIONS

There are many examples of new managers assessing players inherited from a previous regime and asking them to fulfil an alternative role or in fa...
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3 IS THE MAGIC NUMBER

MANCHESTER UNITED vs LIVERPOOL 14.12.2014 After a fortunate win against Southampton this match represented an opportunity for United to concr...
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TACTICS NEWS: RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

After the Southampton game and on the back of five consecutive victories United now find themselves in third place. The consistency of results ha...
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LUCKY BUT WHO CARES? UNITED GO THIRD

SOUTHAMPTON vs MANCHESTER UNITED 08.12.2014 Southampton is a test for van Gaal's boys; the first meeting between the two Dutch managers in En...
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4 ON THE BOUNCE

MANCHESTER UNITED vs STOKE CITY 02.12.2014 United went into this game on the back of perhaps their most rounded performance at the weekend ag...
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