Paul Scholes tells Jose Mourinho to stop moaning and get back to his 'cocky' former self
Jose Mourinho has been told to stop moaning and start proving he is the best coach in the world.
The Manchester United manager has survived a disappointing start to the season that sees United languishing in eighth, seven points off leaders Manchester City after just eight games.
And as he prepares to visit his old club Chelsea in Saturday’s lunchtime kickoff, Old Trafford legend Paul Scholes reckons it is time he got back to what he used to be.
Scholes said: “I loved watching his interviews, his cockiness. I thought he was brilliant, but that Jose has gone.
“Now it’s just a moaning Jose, which frustrates you. He’s moaning at his players and what he hasn’t got. But look what he does have. He tells people he’s the best coach, so he should now prove that.
“It’s not like he’s been given nothing [at Man United]. He’s been given fortunes to spend and he’s bought a lot of these players. He’s bought the two centre-halves who don’t look good enough.
“If he doesn’t think they’re good enough, then coach them and make them better.
“It feels like they’ve lost sight of the most important thing at a football club, which is what happens on the pitch.
Mourinho’s fractious relationship with France World Cup winner and club record buy, Paul Pogba, has come under intense scrutiny since the summer and Scholes thinks he is another one who needs to prove his worth on a regular basis.
Scholes told ESPN: “How old is he, 25? He does some of the best things in games, a great pass or dribble, a great touch or dribble.
“Then, five minutes later, he’ll do one of the worst things like his brain has switched off, like it’s all about him because he’s just shown everyone how good he is.
“That becomes easy to play against because you know that cockiness will come. Against Wolves , he showed a great touch to Fred but then the next minute he’d given the ball away in midfield, which led to a goal. That sums him up.
“We never saw that at Juventus , but [Pogba] was a smaller fish there. Look around that team, with [Gianluigi] Buffon, [Andrea] Pirlo, [Leonardo] Bonucci, [Giorgio] Chiellini, [Claudio] Marchisio: great experienced players.
“I loved that team, especially Pirlo and the way he was so relaxed as he controlled the game. Pogba was part of a great team but he’s come to United where he’s got nobody to control him like he had at Juventus.”
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