Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been described as “looking outdated” former Chelsea striker Chris Sutton said.
Sutton who spoke on the Monday Night Club on BBC Radio 5 live was quoted by BBC.COM to say “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 Now he is looking outdated in the way his team plays and the way other teams play.”
United are currently 16 points behind Manchester City in the league with eight matches remaining and will face Tottenham next month for a place in the FA Cup final.
Unfortunately, among the teams currently in the top four, Mourinho’s side have scored the least goals with 58 goals. Man City who are on top have 85 goals, Liverpool 73 while Tottenham have 61 goals.
Worse still, Sevilla sent United packing from the round of 16 at Old Trafford after a 1-2 defeat in such a humiliating manner that made it obvious as at 80 minutes of play, that United were already out.
It is indeed an indication that the Portuguese manager has found it difficult to make his side play the type of game that would make his side score more goals.