Football Tactics for Beginners: Tactical Periodization

What is Tactical Periodization? Tactical Periodization is a coaching methodology which is used to train football players with respect to the tactical context of the...
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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Man United teenage star on Real Madrid’s shortlist to replace Alvaro Morata

Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford is on Real Madrid’s shortlist of players to replace Alvaro Morata at the Santiago Bernabeu. According to the Daily Star who quote Diario Gol, Real Madrid are looking at Dortmund’s Aubameyang, Timo Werner and Simon Dolberg along with Marcus Rashford. After the entire Morata saga, Real know that negotiating a deal with Manchester United will be a tough ask. Especially considering that Rashford is a local lad from the academy, there is a very minimal chance that this transfer happens.

This story comes at a time when the De Gea to Real story is still going around. Although, De Gea is part of the Manchester United pre-season tour in the United states, there are reports which suggest that Real are still interested in the Spaniard and might look to buy him this summer. De Gea, of course prefers a move back to his city Madrid. Becoming Real’s number one will give him a great chance to become Spain’s captain following Iker Casillas’s footsteps.

Will Jose Mourinho opt for the 3-5-2 formation next season for Manchester United?

Jose Mourinho opted for the 3-5-2 formation in Manchester United’s first pre-season friendly against Los Angeles Galaxy. He changed the whole team for the second half but stuck to the 3-5-2 formation. Will this United play with a back 3 next season or is this just an exercise to increase the tactical options Jose has during the season?

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Ritesh Gogineni
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