13/02/13 – Real Madrid vs Manchester United

Real Madrid vs Man Utd (4-2-3-1)Both teams’ attention is almost solely on Europe now interest in their respect leagues has waned, with Real Madrid out of the La Liga title race and Manchester United holding a comfortable lead at the top of the Premier League. Yet despite their varying fortunes in their domestic leagues, and with United coming into this game as group stage winners, Madrid still appear many people’s favourites going into this tie.

Despite the hyperbole from both managers about a potential classic, Ferguson is likely to focus on containment while Madrid attempt to play for a victory. In this regard, with Madrid likely to be predictable in their approach, analysis focuses on United’s tactical selection… (Read more)