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West Ham United 2-0 Manchester United: 3 Tactics from Solskjaer that cost the game | Premier League 2019/20

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Published 23 Sep 2019, 00:20 IST
23 Sep 2019, 00:20 IST

#2 Lack of pressing

West Ham United v Manchester United - Premier League
West Ham United v Manchester United - Premier League

Since taking over at Manchester United, Solskjaer had tried to set his team out to press the opponents into submission all around the park. The Norwegian has continued to reply on that plan this season, however, against West Ham, Manchester United rarely pressed the ball and failed to close down the opponents on the pitch.

Against a West Ham side who gained confidence with every passing minute of the game, Manchester United needed to be proactive and alert on the field. Even though the Red Devils started the game well, they could not capitalise on that momentum.

The front line and the midfield failed to pile the pressure on the opposition and instead, allowed the home team time and space on the ball. This turned out to be the cause of the away side’s downfall. West Ham played their natural game and found a lot of joy going forward, whille United’s inability to press their opponents cost them the game.

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Modified 21 Dec 2019, 00:33 IST
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