Former Manchester United star, Rio Ferdinand has condemned the club’s manager, Jose Mourinho’s treatment of his squad.
Ferdinand also questioned his decision to publicly slate players.
United played out a 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on Saturday.
Prior to the game, Mourinho had publicly berated Luke Shaw, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard.
The Portuguese accused the four players of lacking maturity.
Ferdinand said Mourinho was wrong to publicly question his own players.
“When you get comments that come out of the club in a press conference or an interview that he done in the week where he’s hammering four or five of the young players at the club, saying their mentality isn’t right, what do you expect? Ferdinand told BT Sport.
“Do you expect to have players on your side or do you expect your players to go ‘hold on a minute, my manager is hammering me in public again.
“I just don’t think it’s right for a football manager to be doing that.
“I don’t think you’re going to get productivity out of those kind of comments. I don’t think it’s proactive for the club.
“What he’s said, that might be true. He’s behind closed doors, he sees these boys day in, day out.
“He might look at those 4 or 5 kids and go, ‘you know what, this is exactly how I feel about you.’ He’s got that right to say that.
“But I think behind closed doors, in the changing room embarrass them in front of the team.
“You don’t get positivity doing that publicly and the fans don’t like that either.”