Rene Meulensteen - Man Utd Methods of Success (eBook)

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Author: René Meulensteen
Pages: 260
Graphics: 234
Practices: 94

This book written by René Meulensteen gives you the chance to practice and apply René’s exact Manchester United training sessions, enabling your team to reproduce Sir Alex Ferguson’s team’s fantastic attacking style.

This fantastic book written by René Meulensteen (UEFA Pro Licence) who 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).

René’s expertise provides coaches of all levels a great insight into the key aspects and methods behind Manchester United’s success when they won 1 x UEFA Champions League (+2 Runner-up), 4 x Premier Leagues and 1 x League Cup all within 6 seasons.

During this period, René was responsible for creating and coaching all the first team training sessions. He kept a record of every single training session in organised folders, and these Technical and Tactical Practices and Sessions form the basis of this book (94 Practices included).

This book Written by René provides you with:

  • A detailed blueprint of the successful structure and organisation of Manchester United
  • Sir Alex Ferguson's Management, Leadership, Principles, Tactics and Philosophy of Play
  • How Man Utd produced such a High Speed of Play and created Waves of Attacks
  • How Man Utd scored so many late goals using Scenario Training (“Fergie Time”)
  • René's Exact First Team Training Sessions (94 Practices) used during Man Utd's most successful period
  • René’s Development Model, Coaching Philosophy, and the importance of Specific Technical Training

All of this content will provide you with a great understanding of the methods behind Manchester United’s success, from the training pitch to match days.

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 Examples:

  • 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, Full Back 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:

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

About the Author

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 (now Arab Club Championship) Winner (1999)
  • H.H. Apparent Cup (Qatar) Winner (2000)
  • Emir Cup (Qatar) Winner (2001)


  • Australia National Team Assistant Manager (2018 - Present)
  • Australia Olympic Team Assistant Manager (2018 - Present)
  • Kerala Blasters (India) Manager (2017 - 2018)
  • Maccabi Haifa (Israel) Manager (2016 - 2017)
  • 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
Altersklasse: U15 - U19, U20 - Pro
Autor: René Meulensteen

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5 December 2022 14:26

Sehr gut.

Danke. Alles bestens. Sehr toller Kundenservice.

22 October 2021 19:45

Gerne wieder

Klasse Buch, vielesdavojn im Training direkt umgesetzt.

25 November 2022 12:56

Absolut klasse, auch wenn es leider auf

Absolut klasse, auch wenn es leider auf Englisch ist, aber trotzdem gut verständlich

1 January 2023 19:53

perfektes Buch

Klar verständlich, sehr vielseitig und informativ

5 December 2022 11:53

Empfehlenswertes Buch mit vielen Anregungen in Theorie

Empfehlenswertes Buch mit vielen Anregungen in Theorie und Praxis!

2 May 2022 16:59


Ich denke , das hat nicht vollständig meine Erwartungen erfüllt. Aber da sind einige Sachen, die interessant sind.

28 September 2021 22:05

Tolles Buch

Tolles Buch

13 March 2021 00:09

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