Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has come in for widespread criticism from the media and his own club’s fans in recent weeks.
Many observers believe that United’s overly cautious approach during their embarrassing 2-1 home defeat to Sevilla, that saw the Old Trafford club dumped out of the Champions League is further evidence that the methods that once brought the Portuguese coach such success are now no longer suited to modern football.
Mourinho’s handling of talented young players like Paul Pogba and Luke Shaw has also been questioned.
Former Chelsea and Celtic striker Chris Sutton has revealed that he believes these issues are showing that the United manager’s methods are now becoming outdated.
“This is a guy when he first came onto the scene at Porto, came over at Chelsea, who was regarded as a genius.”
“And now I think that he is looking, is it fair to say outdated? In the terms of the way his teams play and other teams play.”
“Is this good enough for Manchester United? And I think that these deflection tactics are to take away from what is really happening and United are underachieving.”
“He’s fluffed his lines in the transfer market as well.” Sutton told BBC 5 Live.