Some quotes are filtering out from Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho from an interview he has given to Spanish-language US channel Univision.
In it, he is said to have come out with this.
“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. 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, but you use it a lot here… character, personality, they lack
Now, you always have to be wary about translations because they are not always what they appear.
Handily, Mourinho is doing a press conference at 13:00GMT, when he is almost certain to be asked if they are correct.
In case you’re wondering that’s only 115 days or so away…..and takes us through to mid-March