31/01/13 – Manchester United’s full backs fail to provide attacking width in wingers’ absence

Sir Alex FergusonTop of the table Manchester United laboured to victory over relegation strugglers Southampton last night but an occasional lack of fluency pointed to a relatively new problem for Sir Alex Ferguson.  United’s current squad boasts Ashley Young, Nani and Antonio Valencia as genuine wide options, yet due to either a lack of fitness or a lack of form for the aforementioned, United fielded Shinja Kagawa and Danny Welbeck in wide positions against Southampton. Unfortunately for Ferguson United’s full backs natural movement is actually inside the wide midfielder rather than outside, and therefore neither Patrice Evra or Phil Jones overlapped regularly… (Read more)

17/08/12 – Manchester United 12/13 Season Preview

Manchester UnitedIt is often the case that signings are initially judged on the basis of quality rather than suitability. This may be the case with Manchester United who, in the capture of Shinji Kagawa and the unsuccessful pursuit of Lucas Moura, are either planning to drastically change their style of play or attempt to mould players into positions they may or not be suitable for… (Read more)