Cape Town - Former
Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp has claimed Manchester United will
struggle to attract "flair players" due to their defensive brand of
Redknapp and Jose Mourinho traded barbs via the media during the
Portuguese's second spell at Chelsea. The Sky Sports pundit has
threatened to reignite the feud by slamming the Manchester United
manager's style of play.
The 44-year-old told Sky Bet: "Some might say it's the biggest club
in the world, but if you're looking at going to play for Manchester
United and you're a flair player, do you really want to go there at the
moment with the way that they play?
"You won't be looking at it saying: 'That's a team I want to play
for.' There's just no enjoyment in their play. It doesn't sit well with
the fans and that's why I think they'll miss out on some good players."
Redknapp's claim comes amid reports of a falling out between Mourinho
and midfielder Paul Pogba. According to Redknapp, the situation between
the pair is untenable.
"I don't see how the issue with Paul Pogba can be resolved," he said.
"Pogba and Jose Mourinho have 100% lost trust in each other.
Pogba will never forgive Mourinho for what he's done because he's
publicly humiliated him by putting players like Marouane Fellaini ahead
of him. There's no trust there from Mourinho either.
"I think in my era, you could've swallowed it and gone 'that's fine -
we'll move on', but I don't think that happens with players anymore. I
think his agent [Mino Raiola] will already be talking about what happens
with Pogba going forward. He could move somewhere else if Mourinho
This continues the long-standing war of words between the two after Mourinho when asked to explain his then Chelsea side's tactics sarcastically replied: "You speak with Jamie Redknapp and he tells you everything about it. It was about winning - you have your pundits and Jamie Redknapp, who is a brilliant football brain, they can explain to you everything."