Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has criticised his players insisting that they are immature ahead of their Premier League clash with Crystal Palace.
The Red Devils will take on the London Eagles on Saturday afternoon at Old Trafford for their 13th Premier League game this season.
But talking to Spanish TV channel Univision, Mourinho revealed that four of his players are lacking maturity.
The Portuguese boss has mentioned Luke Shaw more than once in this talk, while youngsters Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard were also mentioned.
Asked what his young players at United are lacking, Mourinho said: “They are lacking maturity.”
“And let me be clear when I say maturity, I mean maturity on a personal level.”
“We had more men, we were more mature, we were more prepared for life, we were less protected.”
“They are spoilt kids now, the kids of today have a different life, an easier environment and I’m talking about the people around the players.”
“These people give them too much affection and too many excuses. People mature much more slowly now.”
“Luke Shaw, he’s got big potential but doesn’t know how to behave. Big potential, yes, big potential.”
“We’re talking about Luke Shaw, Martial, Lingard, Rashford – young, big potential.”
“But at the end of the day it results in the word I cannot say [cojones], but you use it a lot here… character, personality, they lack a little.”
United have had some disappointing early performances this season, but they have recently got their season back on track.
French forward Martial has been in particularly fine form recently, with the former Monaco star has managed to score six goals in his last five Premier League games.