Leeds United supervisor Marcelo Bielsa has hailed Manchester United’s Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for the Norwegian’s ability to handle the pressure that taking the Old Trafford hot-seat brings.
Bielsa, 65, will already go down as a Leeds United legend after efficiently guiding the Whites again to the Premier League for the first-time in 16-years.
Not solely is Bielsa’s promotion heroics hailed in Yorkshire, sporting followers all all over the world are continuously in awe of the South American tactician’s fearless strategy to attacking soccer.
There isn’t any denying it – Leeds United are a breath of recent air and a pleasure to watch.
The Whites, constructed on the foundations of a resilient back-line with two well-rounded wing-backs in Luke Ayling and Ezgjan Alioski play an excellent model of soccer which consists of onerous and quick urgent adopted by deadly counter-attacks.
Bielsa might be hoping his facet, who will journey to an empty Old Trafford on Sunday can pull off one other upset as they give the impression of being to hit the 20-point benchmark after simply 14 home matches.
On the flip-side, Leeds United’s 65-year-old mastermind might be testing his wits in opposition to United’s Solskjaer who usually comes underneath criticism for his lack of expertise, regardless of seeing his youthful Red Devils emerge as attainable title contenders.
Solskjaer’s close to two-year reign at Old Trafford has seen the Norwegian come underneath relentless scrutiny together with his ability to information United again to the highest frequently questioned.
Speaking forward of the 2 facet’s mouth-watering match-up within the Premier League on Sunday, Bielsa addressed the criticism his counter-part usually suffers, as quoted by Yorkshire Live, the Argentinian mentioned: “We are all over-observed and this is a situation where no coach is exempt.
“It increases or decreases depending on the success the team has. It’s part of the job. And of course, Solskjaer has dealt very well with this aspect we have just spoken about.”
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Bielsa, like Solskjaer, who additionally has a historical past of enjoying after turning out for Newell Old Boys throughout his youthful days, was requested if he thinks Solskjaer’s wealthy historical past as a United participant has afforded the Norwegian extra time from the Reds’ board, he mentioned: “It’s not exactly the same.
“Solskjaer was a reference for Manchester United. I played two games in the top division.
“Normally, when a player has played for a long time in a team they have the affection of the fans and when they become a manager they have more of their support.”
Going on to handle the magnitude of Sunday’s match, Bielsa mentioned: “Leeds does not ignore what it means to play in such a game. We’re prepared to adapt to the characteristics that this game will demand.”