Football Tactics For Beginners- The 4-4-2 Diamond Formation

The 4-4-2 Diamond formation. Introduction. Whilst the traditional 4-4-2 formation has become less common in recent years, the diamond variation is alive and well. The differences...
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4 players who should be sold by Man United this summer

Juan Mata

It is hard to imagine that Juan Mata was once back to back player of the year winner at Chelsea during which time he used to rack up goals and assists at ease. He never hit those heights and although he is only 30, physically he has declined a lot and struggles to play when the tempo and pace is high in a game. Both for the player and the club it would make sense to part ways this summer.

Matteo Darmian

Another underwhelming signing who has hardly played for United. It is really surprising that Darmian has hardly got a chance to play when his biggest competitor for his favorite position is Ashley Young. It is clear that he has no future at Old Trafford.

Nemanja Matic

One of the few transfer which actually made sense when United bought initially but slowly it became clear why Chelsea let him Matic go to United. Matic gave a single good season to United but now his is simply too slow for the Premier League. With Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looking to implement a high pressing system, players like Matic have to be sacrificed.

Andreas Pereira

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