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TFA Today: Inter’s aggressive press explained, Ratcliffe wants control of United’s transfers but what’s his record at Nice? Plus En Nesyri scouted…

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With INEOS owner Jim Ratcliffe still believed to be in the running to take over Manchester United, Fintan O’Reilly has assessed all things Nice under his stewardship – particularly the transfer success given Ratcliffe’s request to have control of that the moment his bid is accepted

Inter won the first leg of their Champions League semi against Milan 2-0, hitting them with an early, uber-aggressive press – Luis Kircher explains how and why it worked tactically

In this week’s TFA podcast, Adam Scully was joined by Luke Chadwick, the former professional player who talked about learning from Sir Alex Ferguson and Roy Keane

In Switzerland, Servette have some interesting principles in possession but it’s left them coming up short in the title race – Sakhu Mpofo explains all

Real Madrid vs Man City served up a tactical treat between Carlo Ancelotti and Pep Guardiola – Ahmed el-Daly explains how the game of football chess unfolded

Ferencvaros are on a different level to the rest of Hungarian football currently and a lot of that is down to the tactics employed by Stanislav Cherchesov – he’s guided them to another league title and Brandon Liss explains the game model

ICYMI: We launched the May TFA Magazine last week – packed full of articles, data viz and insights and read by many, many industry leaders in football. To get your copy, all you need is a monthly or annual TFA membership – and for that membership you get a second monthly magazine, the entire magazine back catalogue from Nov 2018 (85 magazines!), 40+ new articles per month and the article archive of 8000+, so go and get the latest magazine now!

Youssef En-Nesyri opened the scoring for Sevilla in Turin last night in their UEL first-leg tie – we have an old scout report of the Moroccan target man

Jorge Sampaoli’s Flamengo beat Goais 2-0 at home in the Brazilian Serie A yesterday – read our tactical analysis of Sampaoli’s preferred tactics

Club America earned a big 3-1 win away at Atl. San Luis yesterday in the first leg of their Clausura quarter-final tie – read our analysis of Fernando Ortiz’s tactics with the Mexican giants

Austin FC progressed to the next round of the US Open Cup by beating FC Dallas at home – we’ve previously analysed Josh Wolff’s tactics with the recently-founded club

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