Rio Ferdinand has accused Manchester United of resembling a team of strangers after their shock exit from the Champions League against Sevilla.
Wissam Ben Yedder’s brace was enough to put the Spaniards through 2-1 on aggregate in front of a stunned Old Trafford.
Ferdinand reacted immediately to the upset, accusing Mourinho of setting his side out too cautiously.
“They looked like a team thrown together, full of strangers,” Ferdinand told BT Sport.
“They played with nerves, they played cautiously. In these games you’ve got to take it by the scruff of the kneck.
“That takes character, that takes personality. You’ve got to give the fans something to chant about. This stadium was quiet and that is down to the players.”
It leaves Mourinho with just the FA Cup to play for after falling off the pace against Manchester City in the title race.