Giggs Reveals What Solskjaer Said About Mourinho’s Tactics During United’s Defeat To Juventus

MUFC manager Jose Mourinho and Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has brought a lot of positivity at Manchester United since the departure of former manager Jose Mourinho. The club legend has won six successive matches since his appointment as the interim boss.

The Norwegian tactician, who has brought the attacking intensity back to the club, has opined repeatedly that being on the offense is the only footballing philosophy in the club’s DNA.

Mourinho, who won three trophies during his time at Old Trafford, was known for his defensive style of play. But Ole has come in and got the players performing in a more expansive style.

During Mourinho’s final few months at the helm, United were drawn against Juventus in the Champions League group stage, wherein the Mancunians finished second, behind the Italian giants.


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Jose’s side was defeated 1-0 at home in the first leg of the clash. During that encounter, Ole was present in the director’s box alongside another United legend, Ryan Giggs. And the former striker had made some suggestions during the match, which Giggsy has now recalled.

Giggs was recently asked about what changes Ole has brought at United, to which he replied: “It’s little tweaks. It’s like you see with golfers. Just a little tweak to the game that someone else on the outside might have seen. Ole’s been to a few games before he took over.”

The Welshman then went on to add: “I was at the (Juventus) game next to him, and he was pointing out to me, ‘Look at the full-backs, they’re not high enough’. Things that we were used to, things that you associate with Man United teams.”

Solskjaer has since come in and got the full-backs playing much higher up the pitch, and its wondrous results are there for all to see.