Jose Mourinho has slated Manchester United’s young players, saying that the U23 team aren’t good enough, while the younger players are simply ‘too young’.
It’s has been a summer of discontent for the Manchester United manager, who has seemingly been in constant whinge mode during the club’s pre-season tour of the USA. He has moaned about anything and everything with increasing regularity over the course of the summer.
A number of injuries and absentees due to the World Cup meant that Mourinho was left with little option but to take a number of youngsters on the club’s summer tour, but Mourinho has basically said they have little chance of breaking through into his first team squad this season:
“We have just a few players here, lots of kids, our kids are really, really young,” Mourinho said.
“That’s because the team of older ones, the under-23’s, the team was relegated.
“The team went to the second division, so the quality was not good so we prefer to bring kids.
“The good young players are too young. We don’t have good players of 20, 21, like for example Real Madrid have, our good players are young, they are 16, 17.
“We are going to make good players from our youth team again when they grow older because I repeat, our under 23’s were relegated.”