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The situation with the Glazers and the dividends at #manutd explained 🧵 Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you'll know that £11 million has been taken from the club in dividends. How are they doing this and what are the implications? I'm going to highlight all ⬇️
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Almost a year to the day and @mctominay10 is only getting better! Scott has been spectacular this season and is rightfully receiving plaudits. Certain folk need to understand that when he's deployed correctly, he's legitimately a world-beater! #MUFC
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Scott McTominay's game by numbers vs. Spurs: 100% final ⅓ pass accuracy 100% take-on success 100% aerial duels won 63 touches 38 passes attempted 36 passes completed 11 duels won 6 ball recoveries 4 tackles made 3 fouls won 3 take-ons 3 fouls 2 clearances Won’t get enough 👏🏻
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A quick reminder to all of you reds on here - it's International break time! Get ready for a barrage of articles about players United are going to buy, how they've spent over the top on existing players and dressing room leaks from disgruntled staff. #MUFC
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New. Mystery surrounds 8XBet, Manchester City’s new Asian betting partner. It has many of the hallmarks of a fake company: a founder who doesn’t seem to exist online and a CEO appearing to hide behind a stolen avatar. josimarfootball.com/ghost-in…
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A nice piece I've put together that emphasizes the impact of Erik ten Hag; as well as the improvement of Diogo Dalot and Marcus Rashford. Be sure and follow @StrettyNews for daily #MUFC content.
The forgotten trait of player development, writes @shaunconnolly85 🔥 #MUFC strettynews.com/2022/09/20/t…
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Nice read for those of us who are fortunate enough to travel for a game. #MUFC
Heartfelt piece by @DaytrippingRed. Brilliant perspective from a match-going Red 🏟🔴 #MUFC strettynews.com/2022/09/20/t…
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⚽️ What A Start To The Season! 👏 Our host @smythy2 is joined by @SeanMoroney28 @TeeTalks20 & @shaunconnolly85 from @StrettyNews LIVE NOW! They talk all the biggest talking points of the season so far you won’t want to miss this great panel! ⬇️ invidious.fdn.fr/mbJttBZ3J-A
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Diogo Dalot has excelled under ten Hag and his metrics are comparable to João Cancelo. Read my full analysis below. Also, subscribe to my free newsletter at shaunconnolly.substack.com #MUFC shaunconnolly.substack.com/p…
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Stephanie Roche scored a Puskas nominated goal here in 2013. Edel Kennedy - wow! There’s just something about Wexford! @YouthsWomen @LoiWomen @SSEAirtricityLg
𝙒𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙖 𝙨𝙩𝙧𝙞𝙠𝙚!! Edel Kennedy with an absolute screamer for the opening goal!
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Bruno looks like he’s in a perpetual state of stress. He’s like a father who’s lost his kids in the shopping centre! #MUFC
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How Christian Eriksen has transformed #MUFC. A short thread. The 30-year-old has only been in Manchester for a couple of months but his influence is already evident. From his composure on the ball to his eye for a cutting pass, ten Hag has identified a potential catalyst ⬇️
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Brighton & Brentford were a stark reminder of how costly a flawed setup can be. In both games, Eriksen was utilised furthest back in the midfield trio. McTominay was charged with a more advanced role. This allowed both sides to exploit individual weaknesses and gain rewards. ⬇️
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Following the humiliation in London, ETH decided to swap the roles of Eriksen and McTominay, charging the Dane with a more advanced playmaking identity. The move immediately benefitted both players and has seen an unchanged midfield in four consecutive league wins ⬇️
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The greatest quality Eriksen supplies is his ball progression. As a football club, we've been crying out for a player to progress the transitions from defence to attack. The much-maligned duo of Fred & McTominay could not offer this avenue and our attack suffered as a result ⬇️
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McTominay has benefited in having an outlet in Eriksen to lay the ball off to. Bruno has benefited in having the freedom to advance his position and create space for Eriksen with his marauding runs. Our forwards are happy to make runs as they can anticipate balls behind ⬇️
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United are beginning to cultivate an identity. The ball is being moved quicker through phases and we’re now seeing direct passages of play with clear intent. The side is confident in possession, with Antony’s goal against Arsenal highlighting the composure throughout 1-11. ⬇️
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It’s very early days in the Dane’s career up North but his composure on the ball has allowed ten Hag to forget the failed pursuit of de Jong. In Eriksen, he has identified a player who can pull the strings on the field and supply a confidence throughout the squad. A leader!
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