Manchester (AP) – There was only one counter for the Red Devils for empty stands at Old Trafford.
That could be a chance for RB Leipzig in the first away game next Wednesday (9 p.m. / DAZN) in the Champions League against the English record champions Manchester United. RB head coach Julian Nagelsmann therefore has every reason to radiate self-confidence. “You will certainly have a little respect for the quality that we have. The mood is such that we want to start with a total of six points,” said Nagelsmann for the second game in Group H.
HOME WEAK: While Leipzig traveled to Manchester as the undefeated Bundesliga leader, United are only 15th after six games in the Premier League. against Chelsea, the Red Devils stood before empty stands at Old Trafford. After the 1: 3 against Crystal Palace, a 1: 6 crash against Tottenham Hotspur followed with coach José Mourinho. It was United’s biggest home defeat in Premier League history. However, Manchester always looked good at home against German teams. FC Bayern took its last victory in 2000/2001 with a 1-0 win at Old Trafford.
TWO FACES: home ugh, outside of the house. The Premier League away wins in Brighton and Newcastle were just as compelling as the 2-1 win over Champions League finalists Paris Saint-Germain. United coach Solskjaer suddenly surprised with three central defenders and two fullbacks. “You can’t always predict your opponent one hundred percent whether he’s defending high or low,” said Nagelsmann, identifying stages in the PSG game, “where they’re pushing really high and very people-oriented, I think it’s going to be a mix. . both”.
TRAINERPRAISE: Before the game, Solskjaer emerged as a fan of his colleague’s approach. “He’s a very interesting coach. Of course we’ve followed Leipzig in Europe over the years. I know Julian is very flexible, but the style is always high speed, high pressure,” said Solskjaer. He knows that RB can play in many different ways, “but our focus is on giving problems and solving the problems they give us”.