- Jun 23, 2014
Not a fan of stats, distance covered showed we are fit and worked hard, does it show we pressed intelligently though? (as we didnt) A lot of people seem to associate the high press with Guardiola as though it is revolutionary, it isnt at all.United players covered 107.89km compared to Chelsea's 106.63km. So we won the running on Sunday... just.
The best lessons our Fergie fledglings learnt about where they were and how they needed to improve was in Oles days as a player with the times we played Juventus. They pressed from high up all over the pitch , hunting in packs of three in triangles. Didnt have stats in those days, they worked extremely hard, but be interested to see the stats as was so simple but cleverly done as I expect they didnt actually cover great distances with it either