Football Tactics for Beginners- The False Winger

A relatively new one to the lexicon of the footballing world, the false winger is often associated with players that drift inside to make...
Ritesh Gogineni
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Being assistant manager during Van Gaal’s reign has affected Giggs’ reputation negatively as he was seen as someone who didn’t stand up for the club’s attacking traditions. Van Gaal’s tenure at United was filled with tepid and boring football a world apart from when Ferguson was the boss at Manchester United. This might be a blessing in disguise for Giggs who can now make a name for himself at a lesser club and then become the Manchester United where he always will be welcome.

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