FC Barcelona may have benefited from the leakage of Manchester United’s tactical plan for Tuesday’s UEFA League quarterfinal clash in which the English Premiership side was handed a comprehensive 3-0 beating.
United’s manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer tried to change formation during the game at Nou Camp.
According to UK’s Daily Mail, footage has emergedof Ole Gunnar Solskjaer signalling a tactical change in formation during Manchester the match by handing striker Marcus Rashford a paper note.
Rashford, after reading it, dropped it onto the turf – only for Barca keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen to pick it up and discover Solskjaer’s tactical secrets. He didn’t appear too impressed, however, chucking it back onto the pitch.
The contents of that note can also be revealed, with Solskjaer writing down the new team formation – 4-4-2. Even that tactical switch by Solskjaer could not prevent Manchester United crashing out of the Champions League..
It didn’t work out as Philippe Coutinho added a stunning third in the second half to send Barca through to the semi-finals 4-0 on aggregate.