Tag Archives: Tactics

5 Things We Learned: Chelsea 1-0 Manchester United

By David Gee (@DavidGee26) Manchester United arrived at Stamford Bridge in great form and hopeful of continuing their winning run. Chelsea have been far from convincing in recent weeks but, typical of themselves and their manager, they executed a game-plan and found a way to win. The Reds enjoyed unprecedented levels of possession but ultimately […]

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5 Things We Learned: Liverpool 1-2 Manchester United

By Alan Brennan 1) Magic Mata Having been left out of the side for much of the new year, Juan Mata has responded in the best possible fashion with his showings over the past couple of games. Mata had been previously criticised for his tendency to go missing and not effecting games enough, however I […]

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5 Things We Learned: Manchester United 3-0 Tottenham Hotspur

By David Gee (@DavidGee26) Apprehension was rife before kick-off with the Reds in no great form and an ominous test against a decent Spurs side awaiting in a crucial game in the fight for Champions League qualification. After a nervy opening, Manchester United played arguably their best half of football since Sir Alex Ferguson retired. […]

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5 Things We Learned: Swansea City 2-1 Manchester United

By David Gee (@DavidGee26) Manchester United suffered only their second defeat in 20 games despite having taken the lead through a well-worked and well-taken goal finished with aplomb by Ander Herrera. No sooner had the Reds taken the lead, however, than they switched off from a throw-in, allowing Jonjo Shelvey time to find Ki in […]

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5 Things We Learned: West Ham United 1-1 Manchester United

By Alan Brennan 1) Poor defensive organisation Coming into the game it was evident that one of the biggest threats West Ham posed was from set pieces, however we looked disorganised in our set up throughout and struggled to deal with the threat, conceding numerous chances. We have De Gea to thank that those chances […]

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5 Things We Learned: Queens Park Rangers 0-2 Manchester United

By Jason Freeman 1) Tactical change pays off… again! There has been a lot of debate over why Van Gaal continues to use a 3-5-2, Van Gaal has given a few explanations as to why he’s sticking with it. One of those is that it provides a better balance but I’m not sure if that […]

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5 Things We Learned: Arsenal 1-2 Manchester United

By David Gee (@DavidGee26) A squad ravaged by injuries made the trip down to London and returned with 3 points and the first away win of the season. Victory for the Reds seemed unlikely following a nervy and disjointed start to the game in which the Gunners could quite easily have been out of sight, […]

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5 Things We Learned: Manchester United 4-0 Queens Park Rangers

By David Gee (@DavidGee26) After an underwhelming start to the season Manchester United recorded their first competitive victory of the season with a 4-0 win over Queens Park Rangers on Sunday afternoon. In truth, the London side were woeful but the Red Devils delivered an encouraging display littered with positives. The excellent Angel Di Maria […]

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Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United: Confidence, Direction and Industry

By David Gee (@DavidGee26) What a difference 12 months can make. An underwhelming start for a manager beset by trepidation and uncertainty has been replaced by the optimism and direction of another unequivocally at home in his surroundings and supremely confident in his vision. With Holland impressing at the World Cup and Louis van Gaal […]

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5 Things We Learned: Manchester United 1-1 Bayern Munich

By David Gee. (@DavidGee26) As is so often the case, a big European night at Old Trafford delivered. Drawing the reigning European champions was always going to be a difficult task for a United side struggling domestically, but the Reds held their own and put in a performance littered with the kind of passion, hunger […]

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