Bayern Munich head coach Thomas Tuchel has added fuel to the fire ahead of his side’s Champions League opener against Manchester United tomorrow after openly criticizing the running of the Old Trafford club.
In his pre-match press conference, the German manager noted: “At United, it’s common for small things to become more important than at other clubs.”
Tuchel: “At United, it’s common for small things to become more important than at other clubs”. 🔴✨
“I feel like at United there's always a lot of noise, a lot of consultants in the UK are ex-players. The legacy of Sir Alex creates a lot of pressure and of expectations”. pic.twitter.com/NTTY8mfgUq
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Thomas Tuchel openly critical of Man United
It remains unclear what the Chelsea boss was referring to but it is likely he was taking a swipe at the current situations surrounding wingers Jadon Sancho and Antony, who are both unavailable for tomorrow’s match at the Allianz Arena for personal reasons.
Tuchel is no stranger to dealing with internal politics following his short spell working with Chelsea owner Todd Boehly last season and being the manager in place during the fallout of the Bayern hierarchy in May which saw the end of Oliver Kahn and Hasan Salihamidzic as CEO and Sporting Director respectively.
Piling further pressure on the Red Devils, who have lost three of their opening five matches in the Premier League so far this season, Tuchel added: “I feel like at United there’s always a lot of noise, a lot of pundits in the UK are ex-United players. The legacy of Sir Alex creates a lot of pressure and of expectations”.