Football Tactics for Beginners: Pressing and Counter-Pressing

Introduction: The idea of pressing is to put pressure on the ball with the intention of winning it back off of the opposition. By forcing...
Ritesh Gogineni
Editor/Founder of The False 9. Inverted Wingers,Carilleros,Cattenacio,Double Pivots,Medianos,Mezzalas and of course The False Nines we have got it all here for the tactic-crazy football fan!

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Mario Gotze

German World Cup hero is all set to leave Bayern Munich this summer as he has not been able to break into the first team. Apparently Liverpool are leading the race at the moment, but United can easily offer him better terms.

Aleksandar Dragovic

As mentioned earlier Manchester United are in a desperate need for a new center back. To play a diamond or a 4-3-3 they need a defence in which the whole team has confidence in. Dinamo Kiev’s Dragovic might be a hit or miss signing,but at the rumoured 11 million pounds he can be bought at,United can afford to take the chance.

Ross Barkley

Ross Barkley’s ability to shrug of defenders and power through reminds one of a younger Wayne Rooney. He has to be signed before the Euros as a good performance in the Euros will ensure a battle for his signature and his price will increase.

 David De Gea

David De Gea has been Manchester United’s best player for the past three seasons and there is no question that he is one of the best in the world. Woodward should ensure that the Spaniard doesn’t leave and is settled in United for the long term.

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Ritesh Gogineni
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