Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that he was "perfectly happy" to lose by a heavy margin as long as he took risks with the team to win or draw the game in the final few minutes.
The Red Devils secured a number of famous late victories under the Scotsman's leadership, one example being the 1999 Champions League final triumph over Bayern Munich.
During an interview with Harvard Business School professor Anita Elberse in 2012, Ferguson explained why he was always willing to take risks.
"I am a gambler, a risk taker, and you can see that in how we played in the late stages of matches," the Manchester Evening News quotes Ferguson as saying.
"If we were down with 15 minutes to go, I was ready to take more risks. I was perfectly happy to lose 3-1 if it meant we'd given ourselves a good chance to draw or win."
Ferguson retired at the end of last season following 26 years in charge at Old Trafford.