Jose Mourinho has dismissed the formations used by rival managers Wenger and Antonio Conte.
After Chelsea manager used the 3-4-3 formation to win the Premier League title and the same formation was used by Arsenal which won them the FA Cup.
Mourinho recently criticized Conte of using a negative formation in the Premier League.
Manchester United’s last night’s opponent Basel appeared to use five at the back but were beaten 3-0 by United.
After the game, Mourinho told reporters not to be fooled into thinking the 3-4-3 formation is attack-minded.
‘I think they follow the trendy tactic of five in the back that some of your colleagues like to call three but they are totally wrong, it is five,’ Mourinho said.
‘They were very well organised, they tried to close every space and then after the 2-0, the coach changed to four in the back and gave more freedom to Lang, but more players in attacking areas.
‘They understood they changed their mentality and approach and then they showed their qualities they also have. I think the 3-0 is a little bit against the grain of the game in this period.
‘But as I was saying before in the group phase any team can take points from the other team.’