Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler has urged Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho to stop moaning and concentrate on winning football matches.
Mourinho has cut a frustrated figure throughout pre-season, due to several of his high profile players being unavailable due to their exploits at the World Cup and an inability to land his main transfer targets.
“From his sullen demeanour at media conferences during Manchester United’s pre-season USA tour, it’s obvious he is unhappy the club has not yet delivered the players he feels he needs to challenge neighbours Manchester City for the title,” Fowler wrote in the Mirror.
“They are a huge club and need to stay around the top of the table as well as challenging for other silverware. But, like everyone else with high ambitions, United are struggling to hang on to City’s coat-tails — and he doesn’t like that one little bit.
“He’s obviously miserable that his targets aren’t being met, but is it worth this public show of disdain to his club’s board?
“After all, he has spent close to £400million since taking charge at Old Trafford, including a £60m deal for Brazil midfielder Fred in the current transfer window.
“But managing isn’t just about bringing out the chequebook, it’s being able to work with the players at your disposal and making sure the squad gels.
“This is where managers show their worth and demonstrate just how good, bad or indifferent they are.
“OK, Jose is crying because so far he can’t get what he wants. But get over it, man, and do what you do best — win matches.”