Leicester City 2 vs 2 Man Utd — Tactics #MUFC
LEI buildup in 2422. United pressed - High block - them in 4321 with Martial pressing the CBs while Bruno press the CM ball nearside. The wingers pressed the fullback(s) ball nearside. Fred would move out to press the other CM if needed or to cover for a winger. #MUFC
In mid block, United went into their 442 defensive shape. They still pressed the CBs in 4411, where Fernandes pressed the RCB on ball and Martial covered the LCM as One W pressed the FB and the other covers the RCM.
As #LEI lost possession a lot due to United's press, they started going long through the GK. Schmeichel went long 20x with only 6 successful. #MUFC won a lot of the aerial duels but not the second ball.
#LEI also pressed in a 4231. Vardy pressed the ball carrying CB and LW Barnes pressed the FB. The CAM and RW pressed the double pivot as opposed to moving a CM forward to pressed to cover one of the pivots like #MUFC
#LEI OOP in 442 while #MUFC in possession 334.

United transition shape 433. #MUFC left 3 played high for counters and to pin the CBs and the FBs back as much as possible.
Another brilliant throw-in setup from #MUFC for Rashford goal vs #LEI:
- switch in movement to disrupt def. line & cause issue by dragging CBs away from box.
- create space for throw-in taker & move betw. lines
- opposite movement to receive & turn inside by James into space
Lindelöf, as RB, had a good game defens. & made a couple of runs forward but ball never got to him. DJ & Scott covered him well. Limited Barnes & Castagne to 2/5 crosses. Barnes moved centrally [away] as Vardy shifted left. Lindelöf also marshaled the right side w/ instructions.
1st goal:

- Maguire cleared the ball to #mufc player.
- BR should release the ball in empty space for MR10 to run to.
- Gets dispossessed and ball falls to Barnes.
- Scott has enough time to engage & block.
- Bailly see that as well.
- No one closes Barnes. Free shot.
What's Bailly do there? lol

I am surprised he has not cost #MUFC a penalty yet. He always put his arms up like that. I thought this was funny though. #MUFC
The benefit of having PP6 is defenses automicatally sit deeper when he comes on.+ He gets doubled up on - notice in the pic. This frees up other players & if the right pass is played opposition is automatically at a disadvantage. BF18 was marked & pressured on ball pre-PP6 intro.
Ndidi and Tielemans broke up the play really well and intercepted a lot of United's break outs by focusing on Fernandes and Martial. Credit to Leicester. #MUFC did the same on Maddison and Vardy.

They have a midfield that can compete with the best.

So many of United's attacks died because the played either wrong pass or played the pass a fraction second late. In a game that is cagey, Decision-making, in the crucial moments, makes the difference. #MUFC
Maguire might not have a high acceleration but once he gets going he can be fast. When coming up against fast attackers (i.e. Vardy, Mbappe), he gives himself a bit of space and anticipates the run before the attacker to gain ground. He did that very well vs Vardy. #MUFC
#MUFC 2nd goal:
- MR10 stretching the def. line to make a gap went unnoticed.
- Shaw & PP6 positions stretch other FB.
- Bailly took advan. of #LEI's 1st line cent. position to run into space.
- EC7 drops into space between lines.
- Bruno makes run into space created by MR10.
#LEI 2nd goal:

- Shaw intercepts ball - falls to Justin.
- Fred goes to mark Justin. Shaw goes to double up??
- Pogba sees Shaw doing that & point to Perez. Why not go?
- Shaw notices Perez & at that point Pogba decides to go himself. 1 sec late.
- Perez makes low cross.
Vardy anticipated the cross better than #MUFC defenders. The small shift he made gave him a fraction of sec on both Baily and Tuanzebe to react. Elite CF movement - Hard to defend against.. The mistake was leaving Perez.

What should be happening. 👇
I tried to keep this thread as simple as possible with little technical terms as some people said some of posts are confusing. Enjoy!🙃

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