Ruud Gullit thinks that Manchester United should have played a more attacking brand of Football at the Old Trafford against Barcelona in the first leg of the Champions League.
Manchester United made a bright start against the Catalan Club last night, however, 2 goals in 4 minutes killed the game for the Red Devils and Ruud Gullit thinks that an attacking approach against Barcelona in the Camp Nou wasn’t a wise option:
“Manchester United made a mistake I think, tactically,” Gullit told beIN SPORTS.
“I can understand when you play at home that you want to score goals and be more adventurous and they decided not to do it in the first leg.
“They succeeded half because of the own goal – Messi had no shots on target but then you go to the Nou Camp and all of a sudden you want to attack.
“I don’t understand it because you’re not going to win in it then. Eventually, on a pitch like that, it’s difficult to play like that.
“You can ask Liverpool or Chelsea who have done it… you can ask Atletico Madrid who have done it.
“You’re not going to attack there and they did… and I think it was a huge mistake.”
Ruud Gullit has got a point but there’s an argument for and against this one.
Maybe, if we had decided to attack the Spanish side at the Old Trafford and had let in 3 goals, this tie would have ended there and then.
However, OGS tried to take it to the second leg where we still had our chances if we had cut out those individual mistakes.
But hey, what’s done is done. We could do well to analyze the mistakes and not repeat them once we meet the big teams again in the Champions League next season!