Former Manchester United captain, Paul Ince, has slammed the side’s performance in the 3-1 defeat to Manchester City on Sunday.
Speaking to Paddy Power, Ince said only goalkeeper David De Gea was world class in Mourinho’s squad and claims the other players looked “terrified” of their opponents.
“They looked scared of Man City, and that’s not the way it should be. In Jose Mourinho style, they were set up as though they were terrified of conceding any goals, and didn’t want to try and outscore them either.
“Once City got the first goal, they didn’t make any attempt whatsoever to get back to the game. And, even when they tried, they just weren’t good enough,” he said.
United were missing Pogba after the Frenchman picked up an injury in last week’s Champions League win over Juventus.
“When I was watching the game, I realised there was not one world class player on the pitch for United, David De Gea aside.
“How has it come to that? When you look at City, nearly every player is at that level. The bottom line is, United’s recruitment hasn’t been as good as City’s. Money can’t be used as an excuse either – it’s not as though Jose Mourinho hasn’t had millions to spend,” Ince added.
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