Sir Alex Ferguson, Leadership and Tactics

René Meulensteen & Man Utd Methods of Success
Sir Alex Ferguson's Management, Leadership and Tactics

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Rene Meulensteen

Written by René Meulensteen

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Learn, practice and apply René’s exact Manchester United training sessions, enabling your team to reproduce Sir Alex Ferguson’s team’s fantastic attacking style
Rene Meulensteen & Man Utd Methods of Success
  • 260 Pages
  • 94 Practices
  • U14-Pro Level

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Sir Alex Ferguson's Management, Leadership and Tactics:

  • Sir Alex Ferguson's Management: Expectation, Discipline and Motivation
  • Sir Alex Ferguson: Leadership
  • Sir Alex Ferguson: Video Analysis and Game Plans Against Different Opponents

Manchester United's Training Principles and Philosophy of Play:

  • Sir Alex Ferguson: Philosophy of Play
  • Sir Alex Ferguson: Attacking Principles
  • Manchester United Training: The Secrets Behind Creating Winners
  • René Meulensteen: Key Points for Every Training Session

Manchester United's Attacking Tactics Examples:

  • Attacking Against a High and Narrow Defensive Line - Pattern of Play
  • Attacking Against a Deep and Narrow Defensive Line - Pattern of Play
  • Attacking Against a Middle and Wide Defensive Line - Pattern of Play

Manchester United's High Speed Of Play Training - Waves Of Attacks:

  • 2-Ball Routine (Variation 3): One-Two, Pass in Behind + Cut Back After Overlap Run
  • 3 or 4-Ball Routine (2 Defenders): Combination Through Middle, Cross + 5v4 Attack
  • Attacking Wave Game: 3-Ball Attacking Waves Overload Game

"Fergie Time" - How Manchester United Trained To Score Late Goals

  • Phase 1: Wingers are Positioned Inside and the Full Backs Push Up High
  • Phase 2: Extra Forward, FB Supports Winger + Opposite Winger Attacks Back Post
  • Phase 3: Flooding the Final Third and Box with Many Bodies to try and Force a Goal

René Meulensteen's Development Model And Training Philosophy

  • Analysis of Tactics, Style of Play, and Player Development
  • Applying Analysis and Development Model into Training
  • The 4 Key Qualities Needed to Produce World Class Players

René Meulensteen's Specific Technical Training (1v1s And Finishing)

  • Aims and Objectives for Specific Technical Training Sessions with First Team Players
  • Skill Development: Dominating 1v1s in Different Positions on the Pitch
  • Technical Finishing Training with Manchester United First Team Players

René Meulensteen's Man Utd Training Session & Practice Examples:

  1. BUILD-UP PLAY: Build-up Play Against 3 Forwards with the Central Midfielder "Rotating Out" (9v7)
  2. POSSESSION: Possession Specific Conditioned Game (7v7, 8v8, 9v9 or 10v10 + GKs)
  3. SWITCHING PLAY: 8v8 (+4) Conditioned Switching Play Game with Limited Touches
  4. PLAYING THROUGH THE LINES: Playing Through the Midfield Line in a 3-Zone 8v4 Possession Game
  5. ATTACKING OVERLOADS: End to End 4v4 (+3) Three-Zone Possession Game (Warm-up)
  6. CROSSES AND BOX RUNS: Crosses and Box Runs in a Dynamic Zonal Game
  7. ATTACKING COMBINATION PLAY: Functional Attacking Combination 3-Ball Routine (Pass, Move, Cross and Finish)
  8. FINISHING: 8v8 (+2) Speed Finishing and Blocking Game + GKs
  9. DEFENSIVE SHAPE, PRESSING AND RECOVERY: Defensive Shape and Recovery in a Dynamic 10v10 Transition Game
  10. TRANSITION FROM DEFENCE TO ATTACK: 7v7 (+1) in a Conditioned Wave Transition Game with GKs
René Meulensteen

René Meulensteen is a UEFA Pro Licence holder with extensive experience of working with some of the world's best players at the highest level.

René spent 12 years at Manchester United and was Sir Alex Ferguson's First Team Coach during the most successful years in the club's history (2007-2013). During this period, he was responsible for all of the first team training sessions.


  • UEFA Champions League Winner (2008)
  • English Premier League Winner (2008, 2009, 2011, 2013)
  • UEFA Champions League Runner-up (2009, 2011)
  • UEFA World Club Cup Winner (2008)
  • English League Cup Winner (2009, 2010)
  • Arab Cup Winner (1999)
  • H.H. Apparent Cup (Qatar) Winner (2000)
  • Emir Cup (Qatar) Winner (2001)

  • Australia National Team Assistant Manager (2018 - Present)
  • Kerala Blasters (India) Mgr. (2017/18)
  • Maccabi Haifa (Israel) Mgr. (2016/17)
  • Philadelphia Union (USA) Technical Consultant (2014 - 2015)
  • Fulham FC (England) Manager (2013 - 2014)
  • Manchester United First Team Coach (2007 - 2013)
  • Manchester United First Team Technical Coach (2007 - 2008)
  • Manchester United Reserve Team Coach (2005 - 2006)
  • Manchester United Skills Development Coach (2001-2006)
  • Al Sadd (Qatar) Manager (2000-2001)
  • Al Etehad (Qatar) Manager (1999 - 2000)
  • Qatar Assistant National Team Coach, Qatar FA Development Coach, and Qatar U-17 Coach (1993-2001)
  • René Meulensteen & Man Utd Methods of Success (2007-2013) - René's Coaching Philosophy and Training Sessions (94 Practices), Sir Alex Ferguson's Management, Culture, Principles and Tactics
    Coaching 4-3-3 Tactics

    Learn, practice and apply René’s exact Manchester United training sessions, enabling your team to reproduce Sir Alex Ferguson’s team’s fantastic attacking style

    Level U14-Pro  |  94 Practices

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