Tactical Analysis

Diogo Dalot: 21/22 Tactical Analysis & role prediction under Erik ten Hag 

One year ago, if a Manchester United fan would have said that Diogo Dalot would be pushing for a starter spot at the club and be a candidate to build around for the new manager, no one would have believed that person. One needs to just think back on Dalot warming the bench for AC …

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The interesting stats about Erik ten Hag and Mauricio Pochettino

With Erik ten Hag and Mauricio Pochettino clear favourites to take over at Manchester United in the summer, here are some of the most interesting statistics on the two managerial candidates. Carteret Analytics – who provide detailed manager assessments to Premier League, EFL, Bundesliga and MLS clubs – have assessed each candidate, including the two …

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Erik ten Hag to Manchester United: A Tactical Overview

It has been widely reported this evening that that expectation is that Erik ten Hag will take the Manchester United managerial position once the season concludes. This article will aim to analyse Ten Hag’s principles of play to date, and how these will fare in line with United’s squad and expectations. Specifically, this article focuses …

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Tactical Preview: Atletico Madrid vs Manchester United

This season’s UEFA Champions League campaign has been the first time that Manchester United have progressed to the last 16, since the 2018/19 season where we then were led by Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjær. A win in the dying seconds against Young Boys at home with Marouane Fellaini‘s goal and a dramatic win …

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Manchester United problem was highlighted against Brighton

It was a much-needed victory at Old Trafford on Tuesday evening. Manchester United‘s results had been disheartening and three points to propel them back into the top four was vital. However, despite the 2-0 victory against Graham Potter‘s Brighton, there was an issue which stood out throughout the match. The first half saw the visitors …

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Manchester United’s shooting against Aston Villa highlighted attacking problem

Manchester United progressed to the fourth round of the FA Cup after winning 1-0 against Steven Gerrard‘s Aston Villa, but the victory was anything but convincing. The visitors had two goals disallowed at Old Trafford, and while the second decision was a fairly routine offside call, the first VAR check was a lengthy one, and …

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Tactical Analysis: Ralf Rangnick – Tactical observations thus far

Ralf Rangnick’s introduction at Manchester United has been far from smooth given the COVID-19 outbreak within the camp, meaning the German has only taken charge of three Premier League games. Despite this, two 1-0 wins vs Crystal Palace and Norwich City respectively seemed to have steadied the ship at Old Trafford after a poor start …

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Video Analysis: Jadon Sancho’s best quality on show against Crystal Palace

Jadon Sancho has started to settle down at Manchester United after scoring his first Premier League and Champions League goals for the club against Chelsea and Villarreal. However, dispalys against Arsenal and Crystal Palace were also clear examples of how good the winger can really be, and there was a particular clip against the Eagles …

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How Manchester United have improved from set-pieces

Manchester United’s summer transfer window was arguably the club’s best since the days of Sir Alex Ferguson. Four players were brought into the club: Tom Heaton, Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane, and, in a sensational return to Old Trafford, Cristiano Ronaldo. As well as strengthening his squad, United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær also brought in a …

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