Diego Simeone reveals the tactics he used in defeating Ralf Rangnick

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Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick claimed his side were the better team in the first half, but it was Atletico who ended up scoring the goal courtesy of a free header from Renan Lodi.

It was a disciplined performance from the away side as they frustrated Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Explaining his tactics for this game, Simeone said: “I’m happy. So many people work hard so we can have these moments. It was a brilliant effort from the lads, one of our best games this season.

“We started with a 5-3-2 then changed to a 5-4-1 with Antoine Griezmann on the right of midfield and Renan Lodi growing more and more on the left.

“Lodi’s doing really well. He had to wait a long time [to get in the side], but football is marvellous because when you train hard and are ready to go, there’s always a chance for you.

“The defence were brilliant and Jan Oblak helped us remain calm throughout. It was a real team effort.”