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...
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With De Gea and Wayne Rooney joining the ever increasing injury list, Van Gaal doesn’t really have many choice while making the team selection. The burden of attack will heavily lie on Anthony Martial with his attacking colleagues totally off color at the moment. Sergio Romero will look to continue his impressive form although De Gea’s injury is not as serious as first thought to be. Juan Mata who has been criticised heavily for United’s loss in Denmark has to step and fight for his Old Trafford career now. The Spaniard has been wildly inconsistent in his time at United.

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