08/03/13 – Ferguson continues to demonstrate the power of selection (Beyond The 90 Minutes)

Alex FergusonIn light of Manchester United’s Champions League exit it is easy to forget what an excellent season they have had. Sir Alex Ferguson’s team lead the Premier League by 12 points after 28 games, averaging a massive 2.54 points per game (ppg). To put this in context they are accumulating more points than Real Madrid (2.12 ppg) who supposedly play in a less competitive league, and are on course to register the highest points total in Premier League history (96).

Much of this owed to Ferguson’s mastery of tactical selection, evident once again against Real Madrid on Tuesday.  United’s manager has never been a ground-breaking tactician, although he is by no means unskilled, but his strength has always been his power of selection. Player selection is a tactical trait in itself – creating a system is only half of the battle; selecting the players to perform desired roles is just as important. It is this that arguably places Ferguson higher than any in the world today… (Read more)

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