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Tag Archives: Louis Van Gaal

Premier League Tactics Corner; Analyzing Louis van Gaal’s Use of Pressing Tactics

Posted on by Alex Fairchild
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When talking about tactics, it’s easy to get caught up in the hype over a formation and entirely ignore the system. There is a lot more thought put into the intricacies of how a team functions on a pitch than … Continue reading

Read Our Progress Report on Manchester United’s Performances For October-November

Posted on by Nipun Chopra
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Since the last progress report, Manchester United have played six games, winning three, drawing two and losing against Manchester City. Compared to the abysmal results at the start to the season, this would be considered progress. Certainly, the team is … Continue reading

Premier League Tactics Corner; Analyzing The Manchester Derby

Posted on by Alex Fairchild
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Manchester United fans have hope. After a very rough start to the season, the Red Devils have picked up the pieces despite drawing with West Bromwich Albion and Chelsea, before losing to Manchester City. It’s was a rough start for … Continue reading

What It’s Like Supporting Manchester United From Australia

Posted on by Dom Favata
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Supporting Manchester United as an Australian has been a difficult practice of late, given the club’s downward spiral after Sir Alex Ferguson retired after 27 years at the helm. David Moyes infamously replaced the legendary Scot, and that is when … Continue reading

Manchester United vs. Everton Predicted Lineups

Posted on by Dom Favata
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Manchester United are facing a major personnel dilemma for their match against Everton, with Ander Herrera ruled out for four weeks with a broken rib, and club captain Wayne Rooney suspended after receiving a straight red card in the game … Continue reading

Manchester United: Interview with David Herman of One United USA

Posted on by Chris Winterburn
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David Herman takes a prominent role in the running of the official Manchester United supporters group in the United States, One United USA and was kind enough to speak to us and answer a few questions regarding the group’s foundation … Continue reading

Reasons Against Manchester United Playing Midweek Friendlies Abroad

Posted on by Nipun Chopra
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I would argue that no one who understands soccer thinks that Manchester United should play midweek friendlies abroad. However, as has become apparent, understanding soccer is not a prerequisite of being a club executive anymore. Before I outline why I … Continue reading

Louis van Gaal vs David Moyes: Comparing First 6 Games

Posted on by Chris Winterburn
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Louis van Gaal’s tenure at Manchester United is now six Premier League matches old, with the addition of one match in the Capital One Cup. United were placed into the second round of this competition courtesy of the club’s seventh … Continue reading

The Best Manchester United Captains Have Always Had A Pact With The Devil

Posted on by Søren Frank
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People, especially soccer fans and soccer journalists, do have a short memory. We are reminded of this only too often. One of the latest discussion points in the world of (English) soccer has been Louis van Gaal’s appointment of Wayne … Continue reading

Manchester United vs West Ham United Player Ratings

Posted on by Nicolas Hallett
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There is a saying that goes, “The best defense is a good offense,” and it’d be fair to say that’s the strategy of Manchester United at present. Erasing the memory of the infamous 5-3 defeat to Leicester City was always … Continue reading

Manchester United vs. West Ham United Predicted Lineups

Posted on by Nipun Chopra
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The yearly center-back crisis at Manchester United has arrived. A couple of seasons ago, in spite of having five center backs in Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, Jonny Evans, Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic, Sir Alex Ferguson was forced to deploy … Continue reading

Analyzing The Differences Between Louis van Gaal And Sir Alex Ferguson

Posted on by Søren Frank
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Surely, Louis van Gaal and Alex Ferguson have many qualities in common. But their approach to soccer is also fundamentally different. The most obvious similarity is that they are both proven winners. The Dutch began his managerial career at Ajax … Continue reading

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Of Manchester United

Posted on by Thariq Amir
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It hasn’t really gone to plan for Manchester United has it? Unwanted records are being broken and despite spending a vast sum in the summer transfer window and shipping out a number of players too, the squad still looks unbalanced. … Continue reading

Composure Will Be Key To Fixing Manchester United’s Defensive Problems

Posted on by Chris Winterburn
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Manchester United’s 5-3 defeat to Leicester City on Sunday was the latest setback in what has been a twelve month long period of difficulty for the twenty time English champions. The appointment and subsequent dismissal of David Moyes after just … Continue reading

Manchester United’s August-September Progress Report

Posted on by Nipun Chopra
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Manchester United fans have had one performance to hang their hats on. The 4-0 win against QPR buoyed the United faithful who had seen their team go winless in the first three games and get embarrassed in the League Cup. … Continue reading

5 Reasons Why Selling Danny Welbeck Makes Zero Sense For Manchester United

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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All the headlines were about Manchester United capturing Radamel Falcao, while Arsenal merely “settled” again after missing bigger targets. But in my mind Arsenal has done a shrewd piece of business in acquiring Danny Welbeck for £16 million, while Manchester United’s … Continue reading

The Major Talking Points From Round 3 Of The English Premier League

Posted on by Nipun Chopra
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Howard deserves criticism for his performance against Chelsea Asking for improvement from a goalkeeper who has conceded six goals isn’t brain surgery. For the last couple of seasons, Tim Howard has been rightly heralded as one of the best goalkeepers … Continue reading

Burnley vs Manchester United Predicted Lineups

Posted on by Chris Winterburn
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Manchester United head into what Louis van Gaal has labelled a ‘derby match’ with Burnley on the cards next up. Sean Dyche’s side hope to recreate the heroics of the 2009 team which defeated United 1-0 on their last visit … Continue reading