Manchester United will have to adapt to the Europa League, as the competition can change the Reds whole mentality, according to Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino.
The Red Devils failed to make the Champions League last 16 after they were beaten 3-2 by Wolfsburg at the Volkawagen Arena on Tuesday night. “It’s difficult to know for sure how they will handle it, but you have to change your cycle and get used to playing Thursday-Sunday instead of Tuesday-Saturday and it is a factor that can affect your week," Pochettino said as the Daily Mirror reported. “There is a big difference because the bigger travel and playing on a Thursday night always affects the players’ psychology. “For them, football means Saturday at three o’clock – but not any more. It changes your mentality.
“I don’t know if that helps us [in terms of the Premier League title race] - it will be tough for them and it’s all about being able to develop your game and adapt. “But I prefer to concentrate on us, and the way we are trying to be more solid and consistent. We are 14 games unbeaten in the league and we need to keep this level of performance. “Last season was the opposite – in October and November, if you remember, I was nearly out of the touchline [sacked] but we finished strongly.”