Analysing The Tactical Tweaks Behind Manchester United’s Recent Resurgence

Introduction The highlight of United’s crucial wins over the past three game-week has been De Gea booting the ball long. After the Brentford defeat, where United got caught out playing from the back, some caution has been employed in the team’s tendencies while the ball is in their defensive third. In this article, I will attempt toContinue reading “Analysing The Tactical Tweaks Behind Manchester United’s Recent Resurgence”

United’s Difficulties with 2nd-Balls & the Case for Casemiro’s Inclusion

In their first two games of the Premier League season, Manchester United faced sides who deliberately went long. Here are the numbers vs Brentford: Here are the numbers vs Brighton: Pass Directness = progressive distance/total distance for all pass attempts After United lost those two matches, conversations sparked about Lisandro Martinez’s ability in aerial situations–someContinue reading “United’s Difficulties with 2nd-Balls & the Case for Casemiro’s Inclusion”

Player Profile: Ethan B. Laird

Last season, Manchester United’s matches became increasingly unbearable to watch. The gears of the team were soiled, and Ralf Rangnick, who had been heralded as the spearhead of yet another ‘new era’, became the poster boy for a forgettable year at the club. To make headway and move on from that mess, United appointed ErikContinue reading “Player Profile: Ethan B. Laird”

Manchester United’s Reality Check?

When the commentator mentioned that Mason Greenwood would be coming on at the start of the second half, it echoed the lack of depth up front for Manchester United. Greenwood had not trained with the team until two days ago; however, when the game needed chasing, Ole had no one else to call upon butContinue reading “Manchester United’s Reality Check?”