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Stoke City manager, and former Manchester United player, Mark Hughes is doubting the current United team’s mentality ahead of their match on Sunday.
Hughes, 52, made over 400 appearances for United during his two stints at the club. He won numerous titles with the Red Devils, including two Premier League titles. The former striker is questioning if the current United side has the same winning-mentality.
“I played in a winning Manchester United team that was challenging for titles year on year, and that team from personal experience had the mindset that they have to win every game,” Hughes said.
“I’m not sure whether the current group have that feeling, but they have the talent to do that.
“They have addressed some of their failings from last year with some very big signings. You can see the club’s intent in what they have done this summer.
“It is maybe a little bit of a transitional period that they are going through, but you sense that there will be a marked improvement on where they finish this season.”
Hughes also gave his view of the Telegraph’s expose of corruption in British football, and the Stoke boss thinks it’s a good thing that people that have done something wrong are being named.
“Well, clearly there is a worry that there is a perception being taken by a lot of people, and if there is evidence that certain individuals have been involved in things they shouldn’t then it is important that they are named,” Hughes said.
“If that doesn’t happen then all of us will get dragged into simply by generalisation. It needs clarifying. In all honesty, I have never been offered anything and have never witnessed it, but in all forms of life there is temptation, and when that happens some people can make wrong decisions.
“It isn’t just in football, there is corruption in all walks of light. Clearly there seems to be an issue, and it needs resolving quickly.”