Football Tactics for Beginners: Multi-Functional Players

Introduction: In times gone by, multi-functional players may have been viewed less glamorously. No-one would wax lyrical about the right back who was able to...
Ritesh Gogineni
Editor/Founder of The False 9.

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Ed Woodward has so far made big errors which is going to cost United for some more time. Even if United attract a top level manager after Van Gaal, they won’t be attracting the best players in Europe because they have failed to qualify for the Champions League. Van Gaal should have been sacked before the new year which Woodward failed to do so. There would be no other club in world football which wouldn’t have sacked Van Gaal in that position especially when you have Jose Mourinho interested in the same job. Although reports have said that Mourinho is going to take over in July,it remains to be seen whether that happens. Woodward for some strange reason seems to still believe that Van Gaal is the right man for the job.

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