France World Cup winner Christophe Dugarry has slammed Manchester United for their recent poor performances.
United made a strong start to the season, winning the Community Shield and then going on to win their first three games of the season. They beat Bournemouth, Southampton, and Hull City, and looked promising.
However, a 2-1 Derby defeat to Manchester City at Old Trafford began a run of three consecutive losses, with United failing to pick up a point against Feyenoord and Watford.
Duggary, who played as a striker for Barcelona during his playing days, hosts a radio show in France, and didn’t hold back on the subject of United’s 3-1 defeat away to Watford. He ripped into Jose Mourinho and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, making a rather bizarre comparison of the latter to a training cone.
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“I get the feeling Mourinho’s last tactical success was that Champions League game between Inter Milan and Barcelona,” said Dugarry.
“He’s won titles since, but I think he’s lost the plot. He believes he has become more important than the team.
“Tactically, I think he doesn’t put anything in place. Apart from the players, who have changed, it’s the same organisation as last season under Louis Van Gaal.
“He always blames the referee or their opponents’ good fortune. There is no self-criticism.”
Ibrahimovic has made a sensational start to life at Old Trafford. Despite playing a part in the three defeats, the 34-year-old has scored four goals in five appearances for the club so far this season. Yet, stats aren’t enough to convince Duggary, who criticised the striker for being a ‘cone’.
“Ibra is a training cone,” he said.
“People talk about his stats, but he’s a cone. When you see Zlatan’s matches, it is not possible to do that. This is English football, which goes at 2,000 kilometres an hour.”