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Manchester United: Tactics

Next man up: Lisandro Martinez

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Tactical Analysis: How Erik Ten Hag made Manchester United vulnerable

Erik Ten Hag’s tactical setup has blunted the attack and exposed United’s defense

Tactical Analysis: United played to their strengths and won

Erik Ten Hag went back to basics as United grabbed a thrilling win…

Tactical Analysis: The definition of insanity

Erik Ten Hag is using the same failed tactics week after week. Is he expecting different results?

Tactical Analysis: Kobbie Mainoo provides answers to a lot of questions

Kobbie Mainoo was sensational in his long awaited debut, but didn’t solve United’s problems...

Tactical Analysis: What the numbers tell us on how Manchester United play

A look at the underlying numbers of a difficult, yet salvageable, season...

Tactical Analysis: Four turnovers and a foul

A look back at the loss to Crystal Palace...

Tactical Analysis: No adjustments, no points

Tactical Analysis: Old Trafford is back!

Atmosphere matters!

Tactical Analysis: Manchester United are becoming too predictable

New tactical analysis after a difficult start to the Premier League season...

Tactical Analysis: Jadon Sancho’s False 9, a good plan C, not a great plan B

Some preseason tactical tinkering...

Tactical Analysis: Ten Hag adapts and Antony takes charge

Antony stepped up when called upon, and it’s an exciting glimpse of his abilities in the team…

Tactical Analysis: More that meets the eye in win over Everton

Everyone noticed the long balls over the top, but United’s win came from a more subtle tactic.

Tactical Analysis: More than a bad day at the office

New tactics piece...

Tactical Analysis: How Erik Ten Hag fixed Manchester United

A new tactical piece…

Tactical Analysis: How Manchester United lifted their first trophy in six years

Tactical Analysis: Is there cause for concern following the Crystal Palace match?

With United’s cement between the bricks suspended for three games, is there concern for their ability to win back and progress the ball effectively?

Tactical Analysis: Three matches, three strategies, three results

A look at Erik ten Hag’s approach to a full week of Premier League action…

Tactical Notebook: What Manchester United need to fix

Tactical Notebook: How Unai Emery was ready for Erik Ten Hag

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…