Sun Football podcast pundit Ian Wright has hit out at Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, calling him ‘boring’ and ‘miserable’.
Speaking on this week’s podcast, the ex-Arsenal man launched a scathing rant at the Red Devils boss, saying he’s tired of hearing the boss complain about numerous issues relating to his team.
Mourinho complained last week that his side’s fixture congestion is causing problems, having qualified for the final of the Europa League.
Next Wednesday’s Europa League final against Ajax will be Mourinho’s 64th game this season, and the Portuguese boss claimed the fixture list has not played into his favour.
But Wright has rejected this claim, and says the team’s occasionally lacklustre performances have become a reflection of the manager.
He said: “I genuinely feel that he’s just a miserable bloke. And he just wants to find something continuously to be complaining about. It’s like my little girl, she just complains and you say ‘what’s wrong?’ She says ‘I don’t know!’.
“I’m tired of him complaining about what’s going on. They got Mkhitaryan, Zlatan, Pogba – three brilliant players. And he just chooses to continuously moan about fixtures.
“It’s boring! I think the way Man United play is a reflection of him and his demeanour. You look at the way Conte’s Chelsea is – there’s a vibrancy and enthusiasm about them.
“Man United are the total opposite. His teams play miserable football just like their manager.
“Just stop moaning and having a go at the players. It was Mkhitaryan, then it’s Rashford, then it’s Martial, then it’s Jones, then it’s Smalling.
“I don’t think I can forgive him for what he did to Luke Shaw. When he came in and did well, he said it was because I was standing next to him telling him what to do.
“He was a brilliant player at Southampton that Mourinho tried to sign. It was ridiculous and demeaning and disrespectful. More should have been said about a young English player getting hammered like that.”
The former Arsenal and Crystal Palace legend went big on star names this week, with Simon Mignolet in goal, Toby Alderweireld and John Terry at the back (for “nostalgia’s sake”), Mesut Ozil and Kevin de Bruyne in midfield, and consistent points scorers Alexis Sanchez and Gabriel Jesus up front.
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