Posts Tagged ‘ versatile ’

Manchester United’s failings down to a lack of attacking variation

May 11, 2010
Manchester United’s failings down to a lack of attacking variation

It depends how you want to interpret the number ‘1′. There is no shame in losing a league title by a single point, but the flip side is that when you’re a club as used to success as Manchester United, a mere one season without silverware is considered a failure.
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Teams of the Decade #3: Manchester United 2006-09

March 20, 2010
Teams of the Decade #3: Manchester United 2006-09

Unlike most sides on this list, Manchester United have not used a specific formation in their amazingly successful last three seasons. Sir Alex Ferguson has used a variety of formations Р4-3-3, 4-4-2, 4-5-1, 4-2-3-1, 4-4-1-1 Рand probably a few others.
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How the 2000s changed tactics #9: Versatile attacking players

January 21, 2010
How the 2000s changed tactics #9: Versatile attacking players

The great attacking players of the late 1990s were easy to pin down to specific positions. Gabriel Batistuta, George Weah and Ronaldo were central forwards; Zinedine Zidane and Manuel Rui Costa were central playmakers; Luis Figo, Ryan Giggs and Marc Overmars were wingers.
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