Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been widely criticised for his negative tactics and man management style in recent weeks.
Although the Red Devils are currently in second place in the Premier League they sit a massive 16 points behind Pep Guardiola’s Man City and many fans believe the Portuguese managers defensive brand of football contradicts the attacking style of play the Old Trafford club is famed for.
Mourinho has also been accused of stifling the progress of some of the clubs best young players like record signing Paul Pogba and Luke Shaw.
Speaking to BBC 5 Live former Chelsea and Celtic striker Chris Sutton revealed that he believes the United manager is struggling to compete with the attacking style of football that his rivals Man City and Liverpool are producing this season.
“Is it disastrous for Manchester United at the moment? No,”
“Is this what Jose’s remit was? To come in and finish behind Manchester City and not push for major trophies?
“It wasn’t so long ago, I think in 2013, he said he didn’t even want to win a Europa League or words to that effect.
“I think he is rattled, I think he is rattled when he looks across the city at Pep. I think he’s rattled, albeit he beat Liverpool the other week, from the style of football Liverpool play.” Sutton said.