Redknapp: Man United dressing room could become toxic

Date published: Monday 24th October 2016 2:45

Jose Mourinho: Redknapp questions his defensive tactics

Jose Mourinho: Redknapp questions his defensive tactics

Jamie Redknapp thinks Jose Mourinho needs to take the shackles off his Manchester United players in order for them to express themselves.

A goal from Pedro after 30 seconds set Chelsea on their way as they romped to a 4-0 victory over the Red Devils at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

Gary Cahill. Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante all scored in the comfortable victory and United fans were left wondering how they managed to put in such a dismal defensive display after holding Liverpool to a 0-0 draw a week earlier.

And Redknapp, who is a former Tottenham and Liverpool midfielder, is bemused at why United would invest £150million on new signings in the summer if they are going to restrict their attacking talents.

“What was the point of Jose Mourinho signing creative, exciting players like Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan if he’s going to play so negatively?”, he wrote in the Daily Mail .

Some critics think it is down to the players to adjust to the new tactics that Mourinho is implementing but Redknapp disagrees.

“People are saying that the players have to adapt to Jose’s style but I disagree. He must change to suit the traditions of a club that produced the most exciting team of the last 20 years.

“There will be questions in the dressing room over Jose’s tactics and I worry that the atmosphere could become toxic.”

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