Man Utd not an attractive destination for players, says Dunphy

MANCHESTER United is not an attractive destination for big-name players due to the personality of Jose Mourinho, according to Eamon Dunphy.

Man United have been linked with a host of players ahead of the summer transfer window, including Real Madrid star Gareth Bale and Atletico Madrid attacker Antoine Griezmann.

However, despite enticing players such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba to Old Trafford, Dunphy believes that Mourinho’s method of handling individuals is proving detrimental when it comes to transfer dealings, suggesting that the Portuguese is not “a good fit” for the Red Devils.


The former Chelsea boss has been publicly critical of a number of his players, perhaps most notably Luke Shaw, whom he said was a long way behind his team-mates in terms of his attitude.

“If I was a Manchester United fan now I’d be more depressed than anything about the future.” – Eamon Dunphy

“I think it’s very interesting, (Kylian) Mbappe, the Monaco forward, appears to be unwilling to go to Manchester United because he doesn’t like the style of football Mourinho plays,” Dunphy told RTÉ 2fm on Monday.

“Also Mourinho’s personality, and his newly acquired penchant for slagging his own players, that won’t help attract players to Manchester United.

“I still think he’s a very, very good coach, particularly at building a defensive mentality. This guy gets results, but I don’t think he’s a good fit for Manchester United.

“If I was a Manchester United fan now I’d be more depressed than anything about the future because they’re not a very attractive club at the moment to go to.”

Man United are in action on Thursday when they host Celta Vigo in the second leg of their Europa League semi-final. The Red Devils boast a slender one-goal lead thanks to a Marcus Rashford free kick in Spain.

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