Sutton: Rattled Mourinho looks outdated

Jose Mourinho

Former Chelsea striker Chris Sutton has joined a list of former football pundits that have criticised Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, saying he ‘looks outdated’.

Sutton is the latest to slam Mourinho, with the United manager having recently been involved in a spat with former Crystal Palace manager, Frank De Boer.

The Dutch legend, in his punditry comments, said that the club star Marcus Rashford would be better off working with a different coach.

Meanwhile, defender Luke Shaw is also said to be considering his options after Mourinho once again singled him out for harsh criticism.

United are currently second in the Premier League, but 16 points behind leaders Manchester City.

They still have a chance of finishing the season with a trophy as they are in the semi-finals of the FA Cup, but the Portuguese manager has come under heavy criticism following United’s elimination from Champions League in the hands of Sevilla.

Sutton told BBC Radio: “Mourinho is a changed personality from the charismatic one that first came over in 2004. He is picking silly, personal squabbles.

“Is it disastrous for Manchester United at the moment? No.

“But is this what Mourinho’s remit was, to come in and finish behind City and not push for major trophies? He is rattled.

“He looks across the city, and the style of football they and Liverpool play. This is a guy who first came on to the scene and was regarded as a genius. Now he is looking outdated in the way his team plays and the way other teams play.”

Meanwhile, former Arsenal striker Ian Wright added that he “would not want to play for Mourinho right now”.

“You look at the way United play, and the last time a Mourinho team played when you thought it was amazing was his second spell with Chelsea until halfway through the season.

“I don’t know what has happened to him. The club have brought Mourinho in to bring back the greatness. He has spent a lot of money but he is finding arguments with anybody.

“Manchester City are playing a brand of football that is magnificent and United and the players still have 40% in them.”