Man Utd and Jose Mourinho transfer claim made by BT Sport pundit Joe Cole

And Cole believes those arguments are proving to the detriment of Manchester United.

“When he gets into confrontation, he won’t take a backwards step,” Cole added.

“Everything he says is going out, and going out, and it seems worse than what it is.

“A rollocking in the changing room back in the day I was playing for him, it was like ‘yep, that’s the gaffer, that’s what he’s like’ and you get on with it.

“Nowadays a comment about the player is not just in the papers the next day, it’s everywhere and seems worse than what it was.”