Manchester United 3-0 Charlton Athletic – Tactical Analysis


Manchester United eliminated Charlton Athletic to reach the semifinals of the Carabao Cup. We analyze the first goal: the play starts with a great long pass from Harry Maguire to the left flank, where Fred will end up receiving.

Dalot’s movement inside causes Charlton left-back Sessegnon to be unable to open out wide and Blackett-Taylor’s attention to that movement causes him to turn incorrectly to position himself well to defend Antony.

This causes Blackett-Taylor to be too far away from Antony, looking like he is defending a right-footed player instead of a left-footed one.

When Antony goes to shoot he is too far away to block the shot and the play ends in the first goal of the game.

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