Former Man United defender Paul Parker has suggested that arch-rivals Liverpool are a more exciting team to watch as they have better flair players.
The bitter enemies will battle each other at Old Trafford this Sunday with the Reds five points ahead of United in the Premier League table.
And Parker has no doubt stirred the melting pot with his latest comments.
“Adam Lallana would push to get in the Manchester United team. So would Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane. Manchester United fans would absolutely love those players,” Parker said in his Eurosport column.
“United are missing a bit of dynamism. I don’t think there’s much of a change of pace or enough craft, and they should be looking to add a bit of a spark, that little bit of flair.”
“There aren’t many players there at the moment who can pull create something out of nothing. There’s Juan Mata, Paul Pogba might do something, Zlatan Ibrahimovic might do something, but they need a little bit more.”
Parker also believes that Mourinho has opted to take the simple approach at Manchester United in building a team that is purely built to “destroy” others.
“Mourinho wants to dilute the flair and creativity in favour of a team who are more work orientated with a decent work-ethic, and that’s what Manchester United are working towards at the moment,” he added.
“The easiest team to build is something solid. A team with flair and individuality is very difficult to build and only certain managers can do that. Mourinho won’t — he builds teams that destroy… and they are the easiest teams to build.”