Jamie Redknapp has claimed that Manchester United could potentially miss out on good flair players due to their style of football.
Jose Mourinho has been heavily criticised of late due to his player’s turgid displays even in victory with some even claiming his methods are outdated.
The Portuguese manager is known for being a counter-attacking coach and with the gung-ho football being played at Manchester City, Liverpool and Tottenham, he’s come under even more scrutiny.
Although fans didn’t criticise Mourinho when United were winning with the same tactics earlier in the season, they’ve now begun to call for an end to his methods.
Redknapp believes his hard-working counter-attacking teams may not attract some of the world’s better talents due to their unwillingness to be ‘defensive’.
According to Sports Mole, Jamie said on Sky Bet: “Some might say it’s the biggest club in the world, but if you’re looking at going to play for Manchester United and you’re a flair player – do you really want to go there at the moment with the way that they play?
“You won’t be looking at it saying ‘that’s a team I want to play for’- there’s just no enjoyment in their play. It doesn’t sit well with the fans and that’s why I think they’ll miss out on some good players.”
While the pundit may have a point that flair players may second guess coming to Old Trafford it actually works into Jose’s hands as he wouldn’t want attacking players who aren’t hard working either way.
Jamie Redknapp also would’ve done well to have looked at the former Real Madrid manager’s history of transfer successfully completed as they’re a good indication of the type of players he draws in.
Jose Mourinho has also been a counter-attacking coach and so players such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba, Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku all came to Manchester United knowing this fully well but signed either way.
The truth is that most players just want to win and aren’t too concerned how they do it as long as when they hang up their boots they can point to a couple of trophies.