Oh come on. Give it up will you. Your first statement was Sir Alex always set up defensively against the likes of Barcelona Real and Bayern because he is a smart manager. Now you realised thats not true you keep on refering to a couple of games over and over again. After 20 years of not setting up defensively against the big teams in champions league including Barcelona and Real you just come up with two matches to defend your statement that SAF set up defensively against big teams which simply isn’t true. And I don’t care if you question my understanding of footbal one bit just like I don’t care for personal insults.In those games that I mentioned we most certainly did. Also, 'defensive' and 'offensive' are not binary values. It's a spectrum.
The game I mentioned ended 1-1. We were set up significantly more defensive than usual, and we created few chances.
'Hating to defend' does not equal 'never set up his team defensively'. There is no contradiction there.
Look at the 1-1 game vs Real, the 0-0 game vs Barcelona and our away games vs City between 2011 and 2013. Then look at the average game vs opponents like Aston Villa etc. If you don't see a significant difference in attacking intent(defensive line, men committed forward, urgency, risk taking etc) then I seriously question your understanding of football.
And I reapeat Sir Alex’s quote “ I know we could win the final against Barcelona if we play defensively but I don’t want to play like that, I want us to attack the way United is supposed to” those are his words not mine.