Despite Manchester City's incredible form in recent weeks, the feeling going into the weekend's Manchester derby was that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could get a result yet again, as he had done in four out of his five previous meetings against Guardiola's team. Led by their robust defensive structure and impeccable counter attacking play, that's exactly what happened. Manchester United played with heart and fervidity and eventually succumbed Manchester City to their first loss since November 2020. Here is a tactical analysis of Manchester United's 2-0 win over Manchester City in the derby on March 7th, 2021.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been beaten and battered as Manchester United manager for the past two and a half seasons. But although Manchester United are nowhere near the level they were under Sir Alex Ferguson, Solskjaer has managed to get the Red Devils to play some fantastic football and achieve several impressive results over the past few years. The Red Devils currently sit second in the table, even after a horrendous start to the season that saw them all the way down in 15th just a few months ago. After fifteen Premier League matches, Manchester United have accumulated 30 points, only 2 less than Liverpool, and remain unbeaten in their last ten in the league. Although he looks destined for the sack in time, Solskjaer might be one of the most underrated managers in world football at the moment. Here is our Tactical Analysis of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Manchester United.
The first half of 2020-21 was not ideal for Manchester United by any stretch of the imagination. But in the final fourteen Premier League matches, Ole Gunnar Solksjaer took Manchester United on an unbeaten run, culminating in a final day triumph over Leicester City to secure Champions League football and third place in the table. It was a finish worth celebrating and with Bruno Fernandes firing on all cylinders, Manchester United fans will be hoping for better times ahead. But another year gone by without Premier League glory, Solskjaer and co. would have been hoping for silverware elsewhere. Unfortunately for the Red Devils, they crashed out of every one of their cup competitions at the semi-final stage. So even with Bruno Fernandes and a powerful trio of attackers alongside him, the Red Devils will undoubtedly be turning their attention to the transfer market for new additions. Anything less than Premier League or Champions League glory is simply not enough to satisfy the Manchester United faithful's. Here is a Transfer Market Analysis of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Manchester United and who they can sign to achieve the dream of getting back to that level.
Manchester United have started off this season flying on all cylinders and every single player seems to be clicking as they have now marched to back to back 4-0 wins to start this season. The first of these impressive wins came at the expense of Slavan Bilic's West Ham United. Bilic's new-look side included experienced … Continue reading Back to Back 4-0 Wins For Manchester United. What Has Changed?
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The Premier League is well and truly heating up. The relegation battle is as tight as can be with Swansea's 2-0 win against Leicester really dragging the Foxes into dangerous territory. The race for the top four is also alive and zestful as Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool all picked up crucial results … Continue reading English Premier League Team of the Week Gameweek 25
Gameweek 19 marked the halfway point in the 2016-17 season and what a first half of the season it has been in the Premier League. Gameweek 19 also saw Antonio Conte's Chelsea equal the all-time record for most consecutive wins in the Premier League, equalling the record set by Arsenal's "Invincibiles" in 2001/02. On top … Continue reading English Premier League Team of the Week Gameweek 19
The transfer window is just about the only exciting thing about the off-season in the footballing world. Now that the 2015-16 season is over and teams begin to prepare for the signings they are going to make for the 2016-17 season, it's time to take a look back at the best signings of the 2015-16 … Continue reading Top 10 Signings of the 2015-16 Season