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Tactic Analysis - Is the Classic Number 10 Dead?

The midfield is the most important cog in a successful team, linking the play from the defence to the attack and a spanner thrown into the works in the form of an unbalanced or poor midfield, can prove detrimental to a club’s performance and ultimately, their success. 1,227 more words

Chelsea

Manchester United, adidas unveil kits with "smashing" photos

Juan Mata’s been watching some “Zoolander”.

Yeah, that’s a guess, but the Spaniard’s work as a model for the launch of Manchester United’s home kit with adidas is just as much blue steel as Red Devil. 73 more words

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Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata produces the sexiest first touch of all time

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Manchester United’s Spanish international midfielder produced a sublime first touch before scoring against Paris Saint Germain last night.

The 27-year-old was played in by a raking, pin-point accurate long pass from Daley Blind – who was being deployed in a central defence role – before controlling the ball with immaculate ease and poking past goalkeeper Kevin Trapp. 88 more words

Oddballs

Thank you Filipe Luis

Filipe Luis, who joined Chelsea only last summer from Atletico Madrid, has agreed to move back to the Spanish club on a four-year deal. Luis, 29, who cost Chelsea £15.8 million when he arrived last year now returns to the Vicente Calderon for a reported €16m (£11.1m). 329 more words

Chelsea

Juan Mata humiliates Daley Blind with sensational skill during Manchester United training

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He became an instant Manchester United legend after his brace at Anfield against Liverpool last season but Juan Mata’s shown he’s not resting on his laurels going into next season. 85 more words

Football

Depay & Di Maria: Have Manchester United finally solved their winger woes?

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Since the talismanic Cristiano Ronaldo departed Old Trafford for the Santiago Bernabeu in the summer of 2009, no Manchester United winger has managed to score 10 league goals in a single season. 1,462 more words

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