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Does Adnan Januzaj Fit in Louis van Gaal’s System?



 

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While last season was a season to forget for Manchester United fans, no one will be forgetting Adnan Januzaj’s emergence into the first team.  United fought hard to seal the Belgian’s long-term future at Old Trafford as the top European clubs were looking to prize him away. His rise has been splendid to watch and United fans can’t get enough of watching him. So the big question is, can he fit into van Gaal’s system?

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Summarising Holland in the Group Stage: Part 1 – Holland vs. Spain


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Part 1: Holland vs Spain: The importance of Holland’s zonal man marking scheme

Holland’s 5-3-2/3-5-2 system against Spain worked a treat and to everyone’s surprise, was so devastating it resulted in a 5-1 scoreline! The Dutch could have scored more as they continued to slice through the Spanish defence. But what were some key aspects in Holland’s victory over Spain? I’m going to look at one which, in my opinion, was the bedrock of where the game was won and lost for Spain: Holland’s zonal man marking. Read the full story

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The Great Escape For Lucky United – How Did We Do It?


And so by the skin of our teeth and thanks to some inspired Berbatov magic, the incredible unbeaten run of the “Crap Invincibles” continues. Based on our first half display, the tag is well justified.  As the song says, “We’re shit, and we’re top of the league”, but don’t forget, both parts of that statement are correct. This truly was a textbook definition of a game of two halves, with United exhibiting the best and worst parts of what has been prominent in our game all season, but what’s the cliché? The mark of champions? It was certainly evident tonight. Read the full story

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