Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho’s negative style of play will stop the Old Trafford club attracting the best attacking players, leading Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp has claimed.
United’s Portuguese coach has come in for some heavy criticism in recent weeks after his overly cautious approach against Sevilla saw his side meekly dumped out of the Champions League by the unfancied La Liga side.
Mourinho’s failure to get the best out of his best attacking players like Alexis Sanchez, Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial has also been widely questioned.
Now leading pundit Redknapp has become the latest high profile media figure to question the former Chelsea and Real Madrid coaches methods. He has suggested that so called ”flair,” players will choose to move to other club’s when they see the stodgy and lifeless performances United have been putting in as of late.
“Some might say it’s the biggest club in the world, but if you’re looking at going to play for Manchester United and you’re a flair player – do you really want to go there at the moment with the way that they play?
“You won’t be looking at it saying ‘that’s a team I want to play for’- there’s just no enjoyment in their play. It doesn’t sit well with the fans and that’s why I think they’ll miss out on some good players.” Redknapp told Sky Sports.