Former Manchester United midfielder Jesper Blomqvist has insisted that manager Jose Mourinho is making Red Devils fans suffer because of his style of play.
The former Chelsea boss has been criticised by fans and pundits for his defensive style at Old Trafford which is not producing anymore.
Mourinho is currently under pressure at United after his side’s poor run this season.
The Red Devils have managed just four wins in 10 Premier League games which makes them sit seventh on the League table with 16 points.
Therefore, Blomqvist, who won the treble with Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford, admits Mourinho is playing a negative style of play that is not acceptable at United.
“It was always going to be hard to follow Fergie’s suit,” Blomqvist told The Sun.
“But what a lot of fans are really suffering now is more the way of playing football than the results.”
“You can lose a game now and then and people understand but when you are United it’s this feeling that has grown so strong in the 20-odd years with Ferguson, that you play ‘the United way’.”
“You keep attacking and you can beat and not be afraid of anybody.”
Former United midfielder Paul Ince has also given his verdict on Mourinho’s style of play but he doesn’t go far from Blomqvist view.
“It looks to me like Jose Mourinho is stuck between the devil and the deep blue sea,” Ince told PaddyPower.
“Realistically, he wants to play defensively and nick a one-nil win; but he knows that the fans and players at United won’t accept that. And they’re right not to.”
“We’re three seasons into Mourinho’s reign now. There are no more excuses.”
“You’ve spent a lot of money if I was managing a team and they’d given me three years, and it was clear we weren’t up to standard, I’d expect to lose my job.”
“Are we getting to the stage where United just aren’t good enough? Yes. They’re slipping too far behind, and can’t compete with the best sides anymore.”