BARCELONA LEGEND DESCRIBES JOSE MOURINHO AS A VERY DEFENSIVE COACH

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Barcelona legend Xavi has revealed he doesn’t like the way Jose Mourinho sets up his team.

According to Xavi, Mourinho is a very defensive coach and he insists he isn’t a fan of Mourinho’s tactics.

“Mourinho is a very defensive coach,” Xavi told Corriere dello Sport.

“Playing against his Inter (in 2010) was not easy. That’s his style, and he put it into practice at Chelsea and Real Madrid too.

“He takes care of all the details, he closes the gaps and he doesn’t give you much.

“I prefer another style of football.

“I’m not criticising, but I don’t like playing like that and my teams will never have that kind of attitude.”

In recent games against Newcastle United and Chelsea, Mourinho has definitely let the players express themselves. Against Chelsea, especially in the second half, United pushed high and controlled the game.

There will definitely be games Manchester United would have to defend to get vital points but I think Mourinho will allow the players to express themselves in most games.