LEEDS interim boss Michael Skubala’s notes leaked during his impressive Old Trafford debut.
Skubala took over the Whites’ dugout on a temporary basis on Monday after Jesse Marsch’s dismissal as manager.
The former Leeds Under-21 coach teamed up with assistants Chris Armas as well as Paco Gallardo and led the visitors to an impressive 2-2 draw against Manchester United.
And it looks like we have an idea as to how the 40-year-old tactician led the Premier League strugglers to last night’s strong performance.
A nosy camera caught Skubala’s notepad on which he wrote four instructions for his players.
Although the English manager’s handwriting was a bit rough, it’s clear that two of them say, “believe” and “be calm”.
The other two are anyone’s guess but they appear to say, “Transitions” and “close middle”.
It seems like Skubala’s coaching team focused on the players’ mentality by making sure they believe in their potential and remain calm under pressure.
When it comes to the technical stuff, Skubala wanted them to concentrate in midfield, keep the lines together and make all the necessary transitions they worked out during training.
It seems like Leeds stars, including January signing Weston McKennie who made his full debut, took his instructions on board.
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The visitors almost handed United a major blow as they led 2-0 at Old Trafford.
In-form Wilfried Gnonto opened the scoring just a few seconds after kick-off.
Leeds then doubled their lead three minutes into the second half with Raphael Varane’s own goal.
But United hit back with Marcus Rashford on 62 minutes and equalised just eight minutes later with Jadon Sancho’s first goal since his return to full fitness.