Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Manuel Ugarte benefits from the guidance of two impressive managers in his young career. Luis Enrique oversees his development at the club level, while Marcelo Bielsa leads him with the national team.
In an ESPN interview, Ugarte compared the two managers after playing for both. While both managers exhibit similar traits for the former Sporting Lisbon player, they also have a crucial difference.
“Bielsa is more inclined to move forward as quickly as possible, while Luis Enrique is more about ball possession,” Ugarte told the outlet. “In general, they resemble each other; they agree on many things.”
🔴🔵Ugarte a comparé Luis Enrique et Marcelo Bielsa, a ESPN
« Bielsa est plus pour aller de l'avant le plus rapidement possible, Luis Enrique est plus par la possession du ballon. D'une manière générale, ils se ressemblent, ils sont d'accord sur beaucoup de choses. » pic.twitter.com/olpU9nuL0L
— Paris_SGINFOS (@Paris_SGINFOS) January 17, 2024
Late last year, Ugarte made headlines for his outstanding performance against Argentina in Buenos Aires. Furthermore, the midfielder went viral with his NSFW gesture aimed at Atletico Madrid star Rodrigo de Paul.
The PSG player also mentioned Bielsa advising him to stay attentive to players like Lionel Messi and Julián Álvarez in the match where Uruguay secured a 2-0 victory against Argentina in CONMEBOL’s 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifying match.
It will be intriguing to observe Ugarte’s ongoing development under the mentorship of Bielsa and Enrique.