Katie Zelem 2019/20: Her importance to Manchester United Women tactical analysis tactics

Manchester United Women have enjoyed a relatively good start to the season considering their status as first time participants in the FAWSL. They currently occupy the fourth position and have deserved it based on their performances in the first half of the season. Even though third-placed Chelsea are eight points ahead, United will not have expected to be top of the chasing pack behind the top three. With a game in hand, United could really cement fourth come the end of the season.

Lauren James has rightly taken most of the plaudits but there have been other stellar performances, most notably defensive midfielder Katie Zelem. The Manchester United captain has been in superb form propelling the team forward and acting as the heartbeat of this United team. Play runs through her and while she may seem very basic in her execution, it’s her simplicity that makes her so dangerous.

This scout report will detail the attributes Zelem possesses and how she fits into Casey Stoney’s tactics. We will tactical analysis to determine her qualities and how she is the most important player at Manchester United through analysis.

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