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Manchester United: Tactics

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

Tactical Analysis: Necessary rotation brings about predictable result

Solskjaer couldn’t afford to rest key players before, and when he was forced to, the back-ups weren’t up to it

Tactical Analysis: Reds show signs of attacking patterns, but fail to execute

United like to improvise in open play (for better or worse), but

Tactical Analysis: Solskjaer out-thinks Guardiola yet again

For the third time in two seasons, Solskjaer had Guardiola’s number tactically

Tactical Analysis: Solskjaer’s conservatism in big matches isn’t anything new

Solskjaer has refused to be bold in big games, and the results continue to reflect that

Tactical Analysis: James and Matić step up against Newcastle

Nemanja Matić and Dan James have become quietly important once again

Van de Beek can be more than a Bruno back-up for United

United’s new signing has been deployed mostly as a no. 10, but it’s time to try him in a deeper role

Tactical Analysis: Forwards need to carry more weight

Without Pogba, United lack creativity in midfield, and they need their forwards to pick up the slack

Tactical Analysis: Set piece and concentration problems rear their ugly heads again

United are once again giving away dumb free kicks, and paying for it

Tactical Analysis: Professional Reds take care of business

United may have gotten back on track after a stumble, but they need to kick on now

Tactical Analysis: Reds rewarded for bolder approach

For the first time under Solskjaer, United played their way against a top four rival and were rewarded for it

Tactical Analysis: Van de Beek shows his talent (and why he isn’t playing more)

Van de Beek is a good player, but he’s on a different wavelength to most of his teammates