- Alex Ferguson most times confused players by refusing to release tactics ahead of matches, says ex-coach Rene Meulensteen
- Ferguson also prefers planning his starting XI three games ahead without telling the players
- Meulensteen won four EPL titles in five seasons alongside the Champions League silverware in 2008 under Ferguson
Alex Ferguson does not reveal his match tactics or starting XI, says ex-Man United coach, Rene Meulensteen.
According to the Mirror, Meulentseen was at Old Trafford for many year, but could only made it to the first-team in 2007 as replacement for Carlos Queiroz.
A position he maintained for six seasons until Ferguson’s arrival.
Going down memory lane, Meulentseen revealed he enjoyed series of success at the club, but was quick to note it was tough task working under Ferguson.
Explaining further, the football tactician hinted that his job at the club was demanding at times because Ferguson prefers planning his starting XI three games ahead without informing the players until the day of the match.
"The hardest thing was, we hardly ever played 11-a-side with the team (in training)," Meulentseen was quoted as saying to Stadium Astro .
"This is the team we're going to play, then you mirror it with other players but that hardly ever happened because Sir Alex Ferguson didn't want to give the team away.
"We always thought three games ahead.
"We'd play in the league, then the Champions League, then this game.
"Sir Alex had a line-up in his head for the third game, then the second, then the first.
"So then I had to work in training, because I knew who was going to work and play together, on what sort of relationships are important.
"It was not always easy, so we were almost playing with half a team.
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"Players would say 'why can't I play with him?' 'I can't tell you!'
"But it worked, because the manager would only tell the team on the matchday,” he submitted.
Interestingly, during Meulentseen stay at the Theater of Dreams, United claimed four Premier League titles in five seasons alongside the Champions League silverware in 2008.
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The Catalan side revealed that the star forward suffered a sprained ankle in the club's 4-1 victory over Real Betis on Sunday evening, March 17.
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