United legends take swipe at manager
MANCHESTER: Manchester United greats rounded on Jose Mourinho after they were embarrassingly dumped out of the Champions League by unfancied Sevilla.
Rio Ferdinand and Paul Scholes slammed the manager and his players as a late Wissam Ben Yedder double sent Sevilla through on one of the worst nights in United’s European history.
Ferdinand went as far as to say United’s players looked like strangers, while Mourinho himself astonishingly proclaimed: “That’s football, it’s not the end of the world.”
“Terrible,” Ferdinand fumed. “They looked like a team thrown together full of strangers.
“They went out there and played nervously and cautiously, you’ve got to take the game by the scruff of the neck. They gave nothing for the fans to cheer about.
“Top teams don’t pick and choose when they play. They are consistently good.”
“That’s the way the manager likes to play, on the counter attack,” Scholes said. “It was difficult watching that and the first game. There is no desire, no energy, no speed. It’s unexplainable. Teams go and try. United didn’t try and win the game away from home.
“Surely the manager must see Sanchez’s not been good enough. He doesn’t know his best front three. He needs to choose his best and leave Sanchez out.”