RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann was notion a mood to joke about his choice of clothing following the 5-0 thrashing by Manchester United, despite talking up his attire pre-game as âa specialâ outfit for the Champions League clash.
A Marcus Rashford hat-trick plus goals from Mason Greenwood and Anthony Martial left Leipzig embarrassed on Wednesday night, which leaves United three points clear of the Bundesliga side and Paris Saint-Germain at the top of Group H.
United took an early lead through Greenwood but could not build on their advantage, which resulted in Solskjaer calling on Rashford with his 68th-minute introduction that led to the floodgates opening,
However, much of the focus on the game while it remained a cagey affair centred around Nagelsmannâs interesting choice of outfit, with the German combining a shirt and tie combination with a slim-fitting waistcoat and garish white blazer.
Having seen his side ship five goals though, Nagelsmann was in no mood to discuss his wardrobe.
Asked by Sky Deutschland, âSo your outfit wonât be going in your wardrobe as a lucky jacket...â, Nagelsmann quickly interrupted: âDonât talk so much about my clothes. I wear what I like. Iâm a football coach, not a model.â
The problem is it was Nagelsmann who was happy to talk up the outfit that he had planned for the game, having developed a reputation for his extravagant matchday attire.
âI have a special one for Wednesday as well,â Nagelsmann said in the days leading up to the match. âThe trousers will not be that special but the rest is kind of special. Not as special as the suit against PSG but it is ok. It is a bit British style.
âA friend of mine sent me messages about it and pictures from Instagram. It's not a problem. I only laugh about it. I wear these things I like and at the end I try to do my best with my work.â
It seems after a humiliating defeat, it is no longer a laughing matter.
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