Thomas Tuchel told his Bayern Munich side to be prepared for Man United's counter-attacking football.
That's according to former Man City winger, Leroy Sane, who has detailed how the Bundesliga champions approached the game against Erik ten Hag's side.
Bayern came out of the opening Champions League group stage tie victorious, with Sane getting a seven-goal thriller underway by finding the net in the 28th minute following a howler from Andre Onana.
Despite Man United scoring three goals in the clash, Bayern were in control for most of the game, with the Red Devils never really looking like they would take the match by the scruff of the neck.
Now, Sane, who played 135 games for Man United's rivals Man City between 2016 and 2020, has detailed how ex-Chelsea and current Bayern boss Thomas Tuchel approached playing against Ten Hag's team.
«The coach said it beforehand, they play a lot on the counter-attack,» he told DAZN after the game. «Especially when we were leading, we should have moved back more. We did well, but not for more than 90 minutes, then it would be easier for our defenders.»
However, despite coming away with all three points, Sane says his team need to tighten up defensively in their next Champions League tie, which is away at Copenhagen.
«We have to be aware that we are controlling the game,» he continued. «That has to come from us, we address it too. We have to become aware of this.
»At the end of the day, we’re delighted to win our first Champions League game of the season and get our first three points.
«The game was a bit wild. For the fans, it must have been fun with so many goals. Going forward it was great, but we also have to make fewer mistakes as a collective. There were a few too many tonight.
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