They say culture eats strategy for breakfast and last Tuesday’s Champions League clash between Manchester United and Atlético Madrid was a perfect case study to emphasise the point.
United, despite starting the game well, had no answers or depth in their performance compared to a defensively well-drilled, antagonistic yet dour Atlético.
In fairness to Ralf Rangnick’s side, United tried to play but they do not look aligned, the players are not on the same page and Diego Simeone’s team sensed as much.