Bayern Munich boss Thomas Tuchel says he sympathizes with Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag.
Ten Hag is under increasing pressure with poor results on the pitch and controversy off it and his side now face a trip to the Allianz Arena in their Champions League opener on Wednesday.
The Red Devils have lost three of their opening five Premier League games while the likes of Mason Greenwood, Antony and Jadon Sancho have all been in the headlines for the wrong reasons.
And Tuchel, who also manages the biggest club in his country, fully understands the challenges that Ten Hag is facing.
‘I felt with Manchester United there was always a lot of noise, a lot of pundits are ex-players from Manchester United, you have this legacy from Sir Alex Ferguson which creates a lot of pressure, a lot of expectation around Manchester United,’ the Bayern boss said.
Thomas Tuchel says he sympathizes with Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag
Ten Hag is under increasing pressure with United struggling on and off the pitch
‘It tells you you work at a big club, big expectations, big success. All of us here in Bayern and my colleagues at Manchester United want to achieve the same things.’
‘I would not say it’s an advantage for us, it’s common that little things become bigger than at other clubs or the talking about it is noisy,’ he said.
‘I think within, I can only assume they coach in an environment where players grow and reach their top level. That’s what we’re trying to do – instil rules and a winning culture.
‘It’s evident to see if I watch Manchester United play. The results maybe don’t speak the same language but the team is full of quality and the club has a winning culture. We will never underestimate that.’