Tag Archives: Man U

Van Gaal’s tactical evolution

    … Van Gaal has never been a “template” manager, someone who brings an identical approach to different sides. He’s often used 4-3-3 and 4-2-3-1 as his first-choice formations. The question then, is simple. Why is he so keen to play a 3-4-1-2 at Manchester United? The latter part of the formation makes most […]

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Ryan Giggs – 150 CL games

Reds marvel at Giggs Ryan Giggs received a glowing tribute from his Manchester United team-mates after producing an instrumental 90-minute display in the 3-0 win over Olympiacos on Wednesday night. Almost a month after his last Reds outing and on his 150th Champions League appearance, Giggs had a hand in the first two goals at […]

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Manchester United-Chelsea battles

As Manchester United and Chelsea prepare for another battle, Top Tenner examines some of the greatest duels between the Red Devils and the Blues. TKTG brings the best of these battles: 9 — Chelsea 1-0 Manchester United, August 2004  Two games that book ended the 2004/05 season and provided confirmation of a new force in […]

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More questions for Moyes after Swansea shocker

the worst aspect for Manchester United was that — yet again — nobody could say it had not been coming. Three times in the last ten minutes, Swansea attempted the same move, which saw Wayne Routledge run at stand-in right-back, Darren Fletcher, before crossing, specifically trying to pick out Wilfried Bony. Despite the warnings, United […]

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Man U 1 Spurs 2: Five talking points

1. Manchester United need to buy in the transfer window …Reflecting on a first six months in charge Moyes also said: “It would have been a hard job at United for anybody and it’s been a hard job for me.” What will also prove very tricky is strengthening this month, which is what Moyes needs to do […]

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Manchester United: Who stays, who goes?

After another defeat left Manchester United stagnating in mid-table at the weekend, David Moyes was once again a target for criticism as he continues to struggle to get the best out of a group of players that won the Premier League title last season. There is, however, only so much that Moyes can do sitting […]

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Savage on Man U: They won’t finish in the top 4

This is not going to be a popular opinion at Old Trafford, but there is no point in pulling punches. I don’t think Manchester United are going to finish in the top four this season – because the fear factor among visiting teams has gone. … As I’ve said in this column before, I like David […]

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How do you solve a problem like Manchester United’s midfield?

The drubbing handed out by Manuel Pellegrini’s fast and muscular band is seen as a final confirmation of the summer folly of purchasing only Marouane Fellaini, who was left appearing off the pace and possessing questionable positional sense, which is hardly what £27.5m should buy. The drab 0-0 draw with Chelsea at Old Trafford, the […]

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Is Danny Wellbeck the English Thomas Muller?

  There’s enough similarities in their games to start comparing the two. Both of them have come up through the youth systems of the dominant clubs in their countries. Both represented their countries at an early age and have become key figures. And they both have a an athletic skinny frame with spindly limbs together […]

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