Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is reportedly suspicious of the club’s famous Class of 92 graduates after some of the recent comments made.
The Red Devils have a reputation of growing their own talent through the academy and much of that stems from the players who have gone on to have successful senior careers.
The Class of 92 was made of a number of players but are mostly known for the club legends such as the Neville brothers, Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs and David Beckham.
All of the aforementioned footballers have close ties to United and are adored by all supporters to a great degree after helping create history.
However, Mourinho apparently doesn’t trust any of these players and is starting to have a rocky relationship with them, particularly Scholes after his comments as a pundit.
According to the Times, Jose does not trust the Class of ’92, the following is what they report: “The United manager instructed his staff to redecorate last summer and replace a number of old pictures documenting previous successes, including those of the Class of ’92, with reminders of more recent triumphs.
“It would not be wrong to say that Mourinho views some of the members of the Class of ’92 with suspicion, however. The Portuguese did not trust Giggs to be part of his backroom staff when he took over and Scholes was overlooked for the United Under-23 job, which went to Ricky Sbragia last July.
“Butt is an exception, of course. He remained the club’s academy director after Mourinho’s appointment.”
The report from the Times does seem bizarre however and suspiciously timed, almost as though to create a story to try to store the pot.
The Portuguese manager did recently respond to Paul’s comments on his side and although it was a little feisty he didn’t say anything untrue.
The legendary Englishman has indeed criticised the club heavily since turning into a pundit and some speculate it’s due to him wanting Ryan Giggs to become the next manager.
When Mourinho arrived at the club he admitted to offering Giggs a position but it was the Welshman who turned it down as he aimed to become a manager of his own.
The Neville brothers were never brought into the scheme of things as any manager has their own trusted staff members and at the time the pair weren’t involved with the club anyways.