Tag Archives: Tactics

5 Things We Learned: Crystal Palace 0-2 Manchester United

By David Gee. (@DavidGee26) A largely uneventful affair in South East London finished with Manchester United returning to the North West with a rare but valuable three points. The champions’ form has left a lot to be desired since the turn of the year but after a resolute display from the Eagles (not dissimilar tactically […]

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5 Things We Learned: Manchester United 2-0 Cardiff City

By Piers Barber 1. Mata has given the entire club a much needed lift The signing of Juan Mata has made it a giddy few days for Manchester United fans. An inconceivable signing this time last year, Mata has proved the most potent of tonics for both players and fanbase since the weekend. The former […]

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Manchester United: Season Preview 2012-13

By Jason Freeman. Horrible ending to last season Before I preview the new season, I thought I’d get this out of the way. Losing the title in such devastating manner will hopefully make us more determined to win it this season. Before the last game of the season, many United fans had all but conceded […]

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Post-match musings – AmaZulu F.C. 0-1 Manchester United

By Nathan Thomas. Berbatov’s enthusiasm through uncertainty The situation surrounding Dimitar Berbatov’s future at Manchester United is shrouded in a vale of intrigue and uncertainty. With only five league starts to his name in the 2011/12 campaign it appeared set in stone that the maverick Bulgarian would seek pastures new during the summer months. These […]

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The Myth Of The 4-4-2

- and why we have too few wingers – By Joakim Zachrisson There is a myth amongst Manchester United fans, that’s the myth that Sir Alex Ferguson is only comfortable with a 4-4-2 set up. The myth is widely spread, even to such extent that when we have played a different set up credit for […]

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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

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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