The Manchester United fans in the Transfer Tavern have been responding to comments made by Jamie Redknapp on Sky Sports that flair players won’t want to sign for Jose Mourinho’s teams. Mourinho is synonymous with setting up teams defensively and has come under fire in recent years for playing negative football.
Flair players won't want to sign for Manchester United under Jose Mourinho, says Jamie Redknapp
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) March 20, 2018
The United fans propping our bar up have turned their attention to the FA Cup and Premier League after being knocked out of the Champions League next week at home to the lesser fancied Sevilla. The Champions League exit was a major blow for Manchester United as they looked more than likely to put the tie to bed after securing a 0-0 draw in Seville, however, Mourinho’s tactical set-up at Old Trafford has been highlighted as the reason that the Manchester giants were no apart of the quarter-finals draw.
The recent defensive performances from the Red Devils has infuriated fans as they were used to turning up to Old Trafford and watching their side go out and play “The United Way” with free-flowing, attacking football. Our local United fans are all in agreement that the way the Portuguese tactician sets up his team at Manchester United is having an impact on the players at the club. Anthony Martial, Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez have all been accused of playing below their best under Mourinho this season and fans are starting to believe that it’s no coincidence.
Here’s what the United fans made of Jamie Redknapp’s comments:
Unfortunate but true. United isn't the place anymore to attract the best talent.
— SAM (@UnitedSam52) March 20, 2018
Makes complete sense. Mourinho kills flair players… unfortunately United chuck so much money at them that they take the gamble. Look at pogba & Sanchez.! There half the players they were before they arrived… but twice as rich.!
— Sam Packer (@sampacker80) March 20, 2018
I am a man Utd fan and can see that Jamie will be right on this one just look at Sanchez was better at Arsenal then he is here. Player's will take a hard look to see if they would come way Jose tactics are will kill the player.
— Adrian.P (@redfred19) March 20, 2018
Money talks in football and man utd, Psg or Chinese league etc are the best example of it.
— Sidharth (@Sidart61_ssd) March 20, 2018
our performance from the players since fergie left have been rubbish
— kevinevans (@kevinevans11) March 20, 2018
There is no going forward for Man U with Mouhrino. Not for the club as a whole, definitely not on the pitch(!). Any gifted, offensive player must be a fool to sign for this destructive coach. Narcissistic as hell.
— LittleBigMe (@TrottBaller) March 20, 2018
That's OK, he doesn't want to sign THEM.
— Duane Jones (@Duaneybopp) March 20, 2018