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Zonal Marking: Manchester Derby

Zonal Marking takes a look a the tactical battle in the Manchester Derby. The key issue #1: Nasri’s narrowness … He did something pretty similar here, and in a match that wasn’t far off 4-4-2 against 4-4-2, he was the only player who varied his positioning to drag opponents around. His clever positioning was in stark […]

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Manchester City will come again. We are not a flash in the pan

The England goalkeeper has drawn criticism from Roy Keane and Roberto Mancini this season but he is ready to fight back. “We have not fallen away. People will say it’s a massive backwards step not winning it,” he says of the club’s faltering title defence. “But it’s not that. We are still the side to beat, […]

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Has Sir Alex hung up the hairdryer?

  Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed for the first time the secrets of how he became the most successful manager in British football history. The Manchester United manager opened up and provided a fascinating insight into his 26-year career at Old Trafford. Ferguson, who will be 71 on New Year’s Eve, collaborated with academics at […]

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Keane takes revenge on Haaland

The name Alf-Inge Haaland will forever be associated with the Manchester derby, and a certain Mr Roy Keane. Back in April 2001, Keane virtually ended the career of the Norwegian with a horror tackle and earned himself what must be classed as the most deserved red card in Premier League history as the clock ticked […]

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Preview: City vs United

Here at TKTG we take a look at the best articles leading up to the Manchester Derby on Sunday. Mind Games “Twenty-one in the last year, isn’t it?” the Manchester United manager asked. “If we were to get that number of penalty kicks there would be an inquiry in the House of Commons. There would […]

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