October 27, 2021

Gary Neville slams Jose Mourinho and fears his successor faces impossible job

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Jose Mourinho made just two signings during the transfer window (Picture: Getty)

Gary Neville believes Manchester United have become painful to watch under Jose Mourinho and fears his successor faces a huge rebuilding job.

The United manager voiced his frustration on numerous occasions over the summer after the club failed to land a number of his primary transfer targets and the speculation over his long-term future has intensified following an alleged bust-up with Paul Pogba.

United laboured to a 2-1 win over Leicester City last Friday and Neville believes the type of player Mourinho has invested in means the days of United being considered as the Premier Leagues most entertaining side are long gone.

Ajax, Manchester United and Barcelona are the three bastions of European football in terms of style of play. United have always played 4-4-1-1, 4-4-2, with two wide players, Neville told the Second Captains podcast.

Jose Mourinho is said to have fallen out with Paul Pogba (Picture: Getty)

Its ingrained in the club. Dont change, dont make short-term decisions.

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Out went nearly all those 11 and Mourinho brings in [Romelu] Lukaku, [Nemanja] Matic, Fred, [Eric] Bailly, a wave of players who suit his style.

Lets say Mauricio Pochettino comes in next – he likes hungry 23, 24-year-olds, he likes pushing up the pitch and playing high, he likes players who can press from the front.

How many Manchester United forwards do you see that run about like the Tottenham [Hotspur] ones? Mourinho is happy to sit back a bit deeper and have a more robust, physical player.

As a Manchester United fan its painful to watch.

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