Oliver Holt has claimed that Jose Mourinho is looking increasingly out of touch with the modern game.
Manchester United side scraped a 0-0 draw at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday, drawing more criticism for Mourinho’s percieved negative tactics.
“If they’re cosseted, over-protected, over-sensitive players, him saying there’s no heart and no desire, what’s that going to do to them? That’s not going to help them,” Holt told Sky Sports
“If they’re not robust individuals, then he’s just making the situation worse. I found it a damning analysis of the modern player, and of players within his own squad.
“He comes across as somebody who distrusts young players. One of the many great things about Ferguson was his ability to adapt from generation to generation, to get the best out of younger players.
“He loved bringing youth through, but Mourinho speaks like someone who distrusts these players. He’s at a club with a magnificent record of bringing through young players.
“He talks of young players with disdain, and it is a really interesting window into the problems that there are at Manchester United.
“In style on the pitch and attitude off it, Mourinho looks more and more like yesterday’s man.”