Jose Mourinho should turn to youth and take a more long-term strategy to catching Manchester City, Jason Burt told The Debate.
Manchester United were high on the agenda for Tuesday’s show, on the back of their defeat in the Manchester derby last weekend, after which Mourinho suggested their opponents had enjoyed an easier week leading up to the game.
After the match, Graeme Souness and Gary Neville debated whether Mourinho was getting the best out of his squad, which includes nearly £400m of his own signings since he arrived at the club in the summer of 2016 – with only two of those arrivals starting in the derby.
Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial have found themselves in and out of the side at Old Trafford, with the latter reportedly close to leaving United in the past, although he has recently found form.
Burt told The Debate Mourinho’s short-term approach to catching United’s rivals was proving the wrong one – and that he should concentrate on utilising the tools he has been given.