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Manchester United: Tactics

Which player will be a key for Manchester United in 2022-23? It very well could be Anthony Martial

Hear me out...

3 Observations from Erik Ten Hag’s first interview as Man United manager

The new boss is here…

Tactical Analysis: The Leicester draw and Rangnick’s options without Ronaldo

Part II of this week’s Tactical Analysis...

Tactical Analysis: Ralf Rangnick has reshaped Manchester United; but into what exactly?

New tactical analysis on Ralf Rangnick’s squad experimentation as interim...

Tactical Analysis: What’s wrong with Marcus Rashford?

Tactical Analysis: McTominay and his spacial awareness picked on in Manchester Derby loss

It was a bad day for United, but particularly the Scotsman who was tasked with helping on the right…

Staff Takeaways: Manchester City 4-1 Manchester United

Bleh...

Tactical Notebook: Rangnick discovers Left Wingba and other thoughts from the Watford match

Some thoughts from Pauly on the tactics from the Watford match

Tactical Analysis: Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho keep swapping sides. Why?

Analysis of the swapping wingers and it’s effect in build up…

Ralf’s 4-3-3 experiment and attacking ambitions

A breakdown of Ralf’s positive changes against Middlesbrough and options to try it going forward against similar opposition...

Tactical Analysis: Gerrard defeats Rangnick in tactical chess match

New tactical analysis...

Tactical Analysis: Ralf Rangnick’s risks making same mistakes as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

New tactics piece…

Three things we learned from Manchester United 0-1 Wolves

Oof…

Tactical Analysis: Rangnick’s first match: The good, the building blocks, and the questions

New era, new tactics piece…

Rangnick’s Reds: How Manchester United could look under their incoming new boss

A look at how United could take shape under new leadership...

Radical Ralf: An overview of a football revolutionary and what he brings to Manchester United

An extensive piece on Rangnick, his methodology, and personal and institutional revolutions within football...

Tactical Analysis: Michael Carrick’s good-not-great tactics against Chelsea

Latest tactical piece…

Practical Analysis: Several names emerge in Manchester United’s quest to find new scapegoat

Ole is out, so lets talk about the decision makers whose jobs are never on the line...

Tactical Analysis: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer got his clean sheet, but is this something you can build on?

Ole adapted, but is it a one off switch or something to build on?

Tactical Analysis: The defensive problems Cristiano Ronaldo brings

Latest tactical analysis looks at 7 and the problems in defense he brings...

Artistry or Disruption: Solskjaer’s latest batch of must-wins

With key names out Ole may need to up his defensive game planning for upcoming big matches…

Tactical Analysis: What is Fred? Part II

Part II of a deep dive into Manchester United’s hard to nail down midfielder...

Tactical Analysis: What is Fred? Part I

Part I of a deep dive into Manchester United’s hard to nail down midfielder...

Tactical Analysis: Three Things We Learned From Manchester United 0-1 Aston Villa

Just wear the damn tie, Ole...

Tactical Analysis: United dealing with problems in possession as they adapt to new system

New tactical analysis up about United’s recent struggles in controlling games...

Tactical Analysis: Can making bad passes be a good thing?

Risks are actually good, and United need to take more of them

Tactical Analysis: Set piece defending emphasizes need for backups

United are good at defending set pieces when their first choice back 4 is on the pitch. When they’re not...disaster.

Tactical Analysis: Were United running everything through...Fred?

Fred was the unlikely midfield quarterback at Villa Park

Tactical Analysis: Reds have come a long way, but still have a ways to go

Recent results and improvements show United’s growth this season, but we were reminded of their shortcomings against Leeds

Tactical Analysis: Did Ole see where football was going?

Solskjaer had the vision

Manchester United Tactical Analysis: Organization, Freedom, and Celebrations

The contrasts between Solskjaer’s United and Mourinho’s Spurs were on full display on Sunday

Tactical Analysis: Greenwood shows he may be ready to lead the line

It was only a glimpse, but Greenwood may now be better fit than Cavani to lead United’s attack