Tag Archives: Manchester United

Manchester United’s Tactics: How It Works

Manchester United may have lost to one of Jose Mourinho’s classic smash-and-grab strategies, but their form prior to the match against Chelsea was one of the best in the league: winning 6 straight Premier League games, albeit sandwiching an FA … Continue reading

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The Super Sub: An Unsustainable Situation F365’s Daniel Storey outlines what exactly makes super subs, as well as the difficult situation they’re in when trying to earn a position in the starting XI.

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Why Gary Neville is out on his own when it comes to TV punditry

The Guardian’s Daniel Taylor commends the much-lauded punditry skills of former Manchester United defender and current England assistant manager Gary Neville. Taylor argues that Neville is not only eloquent – especially in his answering of the recent Terry-Ferdinand England affair – but also insightful and unbiased: undoubtedly 3 basic characteristics any good pundit should possess. 

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The curious case of Dong Fangzhuo

John Duerden writes for ESPN Soccernet, cautioning young Asian footballers on making a big move to Europe without first establishing themselves – citing the career of the first Chinese player to sign for Manchester United, Dong Fangzhuo, as a warning example.

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The End of Michael Owen

David Tully of In Bed With Maradona (IBWM) examines the present state of ex-England hitman Michael Owen as the former Ballon d’Or winner’s career seemingly grinds to a halting standstill.

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The Premier League’s 10 Best January Transfers of 2012

The January transfer window has often been shunned by clubs and managers because of the difficulty to bring in quality players. Clubs are often unwilling to do business because they don’t want to lose a player halfway through the season, … Continue reading

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Wigan 1-0 Manchester United

Going into this match, it never looked likely that an upset was on the cards. Even though Wigan were playing their best football of the season and had a record of 2 draws 2 wins and 1 loss in the … Continue reading

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