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Spurs blitz Man United following Van Gaal's bizarre decisions

Prior to Louis van Gaal’s appointment at Manchester United, the Dutchman’s return to prominence at the 2014 World Cup was based around collective man-marking in midfield.

Man United turn to quick combination passes to unsettle Everton

Manchester United’s derby win presented an opportunity to mount a late push for a place in the top four, and Louis van Gaal persisted with a youthful attack based on mobility and direct running against an unorthodox Everton XI.

United's mobile youngsters breach City's poor midfield structure

Manuel Pellegrini showcased improved pragmatism against his prestigious Premier League rivals this season, but in a decisive derby against rivals Manchester United, the Chilean’s XI signified City’s intent.

West Brom's direct attack fluster Van Gaal's mundane Man United

The general theme of this weekend’s Premier League match-day witnessed prestigious sides overcome numerical advantages to salvage results away from home.

Tactical Preview: Manchester United — Arsenal

For the first time in over a decade, Arsenal travel to Old Trafford as legitimate favourites against Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United.

Tactical Preview: Liverpool — Manchester United

Once deemed the biggest match in the country, Liverpool’s clash with Manchester United has followed a contrasting route in recent seasons.

Diverse strikers set attacking tempo as United draw at Newcastle

Stylistically, Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United has been heavily criticized for their tedious possession-based system, but a trip to Newcastle saw the Red Devils manager lean towards a pragmatic approach.

Leicester's shift under Ranieri ignites Jamie Vardy's hot form

It only took 11 seconds. The conclusion of a swift transitional Leicester City attack witnessed Jamie Vardy yelling “it’s mine, it’s mine,” and in fairness, it finally was.

City & United turn to defensive solidity in drab Manchester derby

With David Silva and Sergio Aguero unavailable for selection, Manuel Pellegrini was without the league's best striker and play-maker on Manchester City’s trip to Old Trafford, depriving the away side of pace, creativity and guile in the final third.

Arsenal dominates Man United with cohesive play

In regards to reaching an elite status, Arsenal and Manchester United are generally at the same stage, but the former’s emphatic victory over the Red Devils told a different story.

Tactical Preview: Swansea - Manchester United

Manchester United’s trip to Swansea represents an ideal platform to rectify past mistakes, as the club aims to exceed last year’s fourth place finish.

Manchester City's width & pace was enough to hold off United

In terms of form, Manchester City and Manchester United headed into Sunday’s derby match at the Etihad Stadium with dissimilar track records.

Manchester United bans tablets and laptops at home games

Manchester - Manchester United has told its fans they cannot bring tablets or laptops to football matches at its stadium. The ban does not include smartphones but does include iPad Mini and other small tablets.

Sabella's Argentina wins the battle of caution against Holland

In a tight, slow-burning affair, that offered very few legitimate goal-scoring chances, Argentina snuck past Holland and secured a berth in their first World Cup final in 24 years.

Holland makes most of space following Chile's system alterations

Chile’s main objective heading into the World Cup was to win Group B, and avoid a possible showdown with Brazil in the round of 16.

Holland squeak past Australia as van Gaal sticks to his script

In the first half, Holland looked like a shade of the side that thrashed Spain. Louis van Gaal’s side created very few chances and was pulled into a battle with group minnows –– a label that was awarded based on overall talent –– Australia.

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