Tag Archives: Tactics

Barcelona vs. Manchester United: Using the Lessons acquired in 2009

Read SEA’s seven part Champions League preview here. By Sleepy Sir Alex Ferguson has not directly talked about ‘revenge’, but he has often talked about the lessons he learnt 2 years ago in what was for 75 minutes at least, a horror show of a performance from his side. There has been a lot of […]

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Barcelona vs. Manchester United: Champions League Final Preview – Part Two

Part 2 of the Champions League Final Preview sees Sleepy and @Santapelota profile Manchester United’s key men. Key strengths and potential weaknesses are discussed in each are of the field, as well as identifying a few of the potential key tactical battles for Saturday’s game. Read SEA’s seven part Champions League preview here. Goalkeeper: Edwin […]

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Barcelona vs. Manchester United: Champions League Final Preview - Part One

Barcelona vs. Manchester United: Champions League Final Preview – Part One

Introducing the first part of our four-part Champions League Final Preview Special, @Santapelota joins Sleepy to set the scene tactically, and offers us his unique insight into the Barcelona squad. Here we take a look at the likely Barcelona starting eleven and key substitutes, offering a mini-profile of each player, whilst analysing their key strengths […]

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Manchester United vs. Blackpool: Match Preview

By Sleepy Manchester United face Blackpool in the final game of the season on Sunday, and having already won their 19th league title last weekend can go into the game with the luxury of resting players ahead of the Champions League Final in a week’s time. It is however likely to be a poignant moment […]

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Manchester United vs. Chelsea: Match Preview

By Sleepy Manchester United welcome Chelsea to Old Trafford on Sunday in what many are billing as an era-defining game. Sir Alex is seeking a win (and 4 points from the remaining three games) to clinch the 19th League title which would eclipse Liverpool’s 18 – his sole aim when taking charge of the Red […]

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Manchester United vs. FC Schalke 04: Match Preview

By Sleepy Schalke have an uphill task with their second-leg visit to Old Trafford on Wednesday evening, having lost the opening tie to a vibrant Manchester United side 0-2 in Gelsenkirchen. Rangnick has the tough task of motivating his players after a demoralizing week in which his side were also humiliated at the hands of […]

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Arsenal vs. Manchester United: Match Preview

By Sleepy Manchester United travel to the Emirates on Sunday for a match that now holds less importance than it may well have done had it taken place a few weeks ago. With 4 games to go United remain 9 points clear of Arsenal, which is surely too much of an overhaul for Arsene Wenger’s […]

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FC Schalke 04 vs. Manchester United: Match Preview

@TimHi joins Sleepy to preview the first leg of the Champions League semi final. Schalke: Schalke go into the Champion League’s semi-final match up against Manchester United on a wave of new optimism. The Gelsenkirchen outfit have dislodged Bayern Munich as the side on the front of weekly sport magazines as they’ve surpassed even their own […]

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Manchester United vs. Everton: Match Preview

Everton fan @Damo_Dee joins Sleepy this week to preview the Manchester United v Everton clash at Old Trafford tomorrow. Fullback ambition crucial to encounter Everton: Picture the scene: August 2010, the sun beats down on five Evertonians sat in a field in Herefordshire, the Big Chill festival unfolding around them.  Inevitably the conversation turns to […]

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Manchester City vs. Manchester United: FA Cup preview

By Sleepy Tactics: The Right to Victory Probable starting line-ups Credit: This11 The form of two players alone could well decide the outcome of today’s match: Antonio Valencia and David Silva. Both are expected to start on the right hand side, though as we will see, both have very different roles to execute. Antonio Valencia, […]

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Manchester United vs. Chelsea: Champions League Preview

By Sleepy Manchester United welcome Chelsea to Old Trafford for the second leg of the Champions League Quarter Final tomorrow, taking a crucial 1-goal advantage into the tie. Progress to the next round (any form of draw or win will be enough), will offer a timely psychological boost to United as they approach the final […]

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Manchester United vs. Fulham: Tactical Preview

By Sleepy 10th placed Fulham visit Old Trafford tomorrow afternoon for what could prove a stern test for Sir Alex’s men. Mark Hughes has done a steady job with the Cottagers since taking over despite an uninspiring start to the season. Fast becoming known as ‘draw specialists’ the resoluteness of the team is a credit […]

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