‘The best player in the world wouldn’t thrive at Man United’

Joe Williams

Former Manchester United defender Paul Parker thinks Jose Mourinho’s “style of football” is to blame for world-class players not achieving their potential at Old Trafford.

A lot of the recruitment under Mourinho has been met with excitement only for the player to not quite live up to the billing.

Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez are recent examples of this but Pogba still has time on his side and Sanchez has only just joined the club.

However, clearly with these players in mind, Parker thinks any player joining United would struggle to play to their potential.

“Manchester United could go and sign the best player in the world but is that player going to be allowed to play and show why he’s the best player in the world?” Parker said.

“No matter how much is spent will those players be allowed to show what their best strengths are?

“That’s the big problem. We see this all the time and these players come and it doesn’t work out because they’re no longer the players they were at their former clubs. That comes down to Jose Mourinho’s style of football.”