After van Gaal, Pep would be a success at Man United

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Tiki-taka isn’t dead and Man United would love it at Old Trafford

Date: 8th May 2014 at 6:40pm
Written by Thomas Hallett

Pep Guardiola’s reaction following Bayern Munich’s 4-0 loss at home to Real Madrid last week (5-0 on aggregate) was a call for more. No need to change, Bayern just need more. More possession; more of that tiki-taka stuff Philipp Lahm dismissed as never being a part of Bayern’s culture; more Guardiola. The Catalan coach isn’t on the brink of departing the Allianz Arena. Not quite. Where in the past Louis van Gaal struggled and was eventually moved on for his abandoning of defensive reason, Guardiola, with similar faults, is being backed to improve next season. Moreover, in his first season in charge, Pep has been far from a failure or disappointment. We often struggle to grasp the bigger picture. Guardiola won’t replicate the treble success of Jupp Heynckes last season, but he has already delivered the Bundesliga title in record time and may add to it with the German Cup next weekend. The bigger picture here is that Bayern are still champions. The bigger picture is that up until the point where they won the league title, Bayern were imperious. The bigger picture is that Guardiola has ... Read More

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