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...
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There have been reports that Samuel Umtiti has attracted interest from other clubs after his contract negotiations with Barcelona have stalled. Barcelona fans will be hoping that the Frenchman will sign a new contract and stay on at the club as he has managed to forge a tremendous partnership with Gerard Pique. Even Umtiti has been linked to Manchester United along with Premier League star Toby Alderweireld who again has failed to resolve contract issues with his club.

It is clear that Jose Mourinho wants to sign another central defender although United have about 6 of them at the moment. Phil Jones and Eric Bailly are the best out of the lot  but both of them have struggled with injuries so far this season.

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