Manchester United: Tactics

Tell us your best Manchester United XI

Unless David Moyes and Ed Woodward bring in reinforcements this summer, Manchester United simply don't have a midfield right now that can compete with Europe's best sides.

Let's discuss Yohan Cabaye

A move for Yohan Cabaye would be underwhelming, but he could be a useful addition to the Manchester United squad.

To 'Fro, or not to 'Fro, that is the question

To Fellaini, or not to Fellaini, that is the question.

A running diary of Januzaj vs the Singha All-Stars

18-year-old Adnan Januzaj was Manchester United's most impressive player in their recent pre-season friendly versus the Singha All-Stars. Here's a minute-by-minute look at his performance.

Would Leighton Baines be a good fit at United?

Leighton Baines would likely be an upgrade on Patrice Evra for Manchester United, however, the Everton left-back would not be an ideal signing.

How might Thiago fit in at United?

Thiago -- if the speculated deal is closed -- should fit like a glove in Manchester United's midfield alongside the calm and reliable Michael Carrick and the incisive Shinji Kagawa.

'Moyes must make a statement of attacking intent at United'

A nice read from Miguel Delaney in a piece for ESPN. In it, he discusses just how attack-minded David Moyes was (or wasn't) at Everton and he ponders if he'll be more proactive at Manchester United.

The Lewandowski to United speculation won't die

Robert Lewandowski is a wonderful player, however, Manchester United don't need him.

Chicharito tried to Park Ji-sung Andrea Pirlo

Chicharito tried to channel his inner Park Ji-sung against Andrea Pirlo in Mexico's 1-2 Conferations Cup defeat by Italy.

Recap: Kagawa vs Brazil & Dani Alves

Japan's poor performance compounded Shinji Kagawa's vulnerability as an 'interiore' against Brazil.

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How might United look with Cristiano Ronaldo?

A David Moyes side with Cristiano Ronaldo in it would likely look more like Jose Mourinho's Real Madrid than Sir Alex Ferguson's 2006-09 Manchester United sides.

A tactical look back at the 2012-13 season

Remember how excited we were when we signed Kagawa and Robin van Persie? We talked up on all kinds of formations to fit both of them and Rooney in. I was recently looking up some of Cox's ESPN...

Moyes should make Fellaini his first signing

David Moyes could hardly pick another player to be a safer first signing for his Old Trafford reign.

How might David Moyes fit at Manchester United?

At Everton, David Moyes is pragmatic and reactive and this perhaps is due to the relative financial constraints there. If he were to come to Manchester United, a club with considerable more resources, he would need to display more range in his tactic

The derby is an opportunity for Rooney to shine

If Wayne Rooney starts in the Manchester derby, his defensive responsibilities would likely be relatively minimal while he should also be able to find space in attack. Will he be able to take full advantage?

Preview: United vs City

A preview of the 165th Manchester derby: form guide, team news, lineup projections, tactical keys, TV information, referee appointment, and odds.

Preview: Chelsea vs United (FA Cup QF replay)

A preview of Manchester United's FA Cup quarter-final replay with Chelsea -- form guide, team news, lineup projections, tactical keys, TV info, referee appointment, and odds.

Preview: Sunderland vs Manchester United

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

Michael Carrick: England center-back?

If you're an England supporter, be thankful that Marouane Fellaini is not from San Marino.

A running diary of Alexander Buttner vs Reading

A minute-by-minute look at Alexander Buttner's performance against Reading FC.

Preview: Manchester United vs Chelsea (FA Cup)

A preview of Manchester United's FA Cup quarter-final fixture with Chelsea: form guide, team news, lineup projections, tactics, TV info, referee appointment, and odds.

Preview: Manchester United vs Real Madrid

A preview of Manchester United's second-leg of their two-legged UEFA Champions League tie with Real Madrid: form guide, team news, lineup projections, tactics, TV info, referee appointment, and odds.

What life without Phil Jones could mean

If Phil Jones is unavailable against Real Madrid, then that is likely to heavily influence Sir Alex Ferguson's tactics and numerous selection choices. It will also make Manchester United a very different team from the one at the Bernabeu.

Fergie hints at selection choices for Real Madrid

For the most part, we know what to expect from Real Madrid in regards to their starting XI for Tuesday night's Champions League clash. For Manchester United, though, there many unknowns.

Preview: Manchester United vs Norwich City

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

Preview: QPR vs Manchester United

A preview of Manchester United's upcoming Premier League clash with Queens Park Rangers -- form guide, team news, lineup projections, tactical keys, TV info, referee appointment, and odds.

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