Manchester United: Tactics

Preview: Swansea City vs. Manchester United

A preview of Manchester United's Sunday league clash with Swansea City: tactics, team news, form guide, lineup projections, TV info, referee appointment, and odds.

Scouting Report: Swansea City

A scouting report of Michael Laudrup's Swansea City side ahead of Sunday's match with Manchester United. Just as they were last season under Brendan Rodgers, the Swans are still a possession-based side, albeit a bit more direct now under their new Da

5 thoughts on United's draw with Real Madrid

Five thoughts on Manchester United's draw with Real Madrid

' The football tactical trends of 2012'

In his annual piece for the Guardian, Jonathan Wilson presents his tactical trends for 2012

Carrick & Cleverley provide midfield balance

Finding a proper balance has been Manchester United's biggest challenge in recent seasons. A midfield partnership of Michael Carrick and Tom Cleverley offers hope.

Preview: Manchester United vs. Sunderland

A preview of Manchester United's upcoming Premier League fixture with Sunderland: tactical keys, team news, form guide, lineup projections, TV info, referee appointment, and odds.

Scouting Report: Sunderland

A scouting report of Martin O'Neill's Sunderland, Manchester United's opponents on Saturday. Width is the key to the Black Cat's 4-4-1-1 system.

What will Kagawa's role be when he returns?

Manchester United will soon welcome the return of Shinji Kagawa from injury. However, it's uncertain what the playmaker's role will be and how much he might be involved. Patience is required, though, for the talented 23-year-old.

United's counterattacking 4-4-1-1 system

Sir Alex Ferguson has used a counterattacking approach while in a 4-4-1-1 shape for contests against Chelsea, Arsenal, and Manchester City. This seems to be his 'big game' system for this season.

Sir Alex's tactical options for Manchester City

A look at all the realistic tactical options at Sir Alex Ferguson's disposal for the Manchester derby and how these hypothetical scenarios might play out against Manchester City.

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