The younger players of Manchester United, like Luke Shaw and Anthony Martial, have received lots of public criticism by Jose Mourinho over the course of the season, something Teddy Sheringham simply cannot accept as the right and appropriate way to go;
I played for a lot of top managers and I never really got castigated by the top managers in the press
the former Man United striker told talkSPORT, mentioning specific names of managers he had in mind;
Sir Alex Ferguson would never have done it, Terry Venables would definitely never have done it and they were top managers, for me
Sheringham said. As for how they would have approached him;
They would tell you how wrong you’d been in the changing room, or in their office, or fine you a week’s wages, but they would always back you to the press and keep it within the club. And I had a lot of respect for my managers
the three-time Premier League winner as a United player said.
At the end of the day they’re all young lads. They’re all growing up and learning, not just about football, but about life as well. And you’re earning a lot of money, even in my day. Nowadays you’re earning astronomical money and you’re going to go off the rails at some stage. It’s for the manager to bring you down a peg or two and make you realise how lucky you are to be a professional footballer and to enjoy it, not to throw it all away
Sheringham insisted, wishing Mourinho changed his approach on this specific matter.