Manchester United fell to a 3-1 loss against Manchester City in Sunday's Premier League game in a result that leaves them eighth in the table heading into the international window. In the aftermath of the result, Graeme Souness and Gary Neville took part in a heated debate about the state of the club.
The debate centred around Jose Mourinho's impact and whether he was getting the most out of the players at his disposal. Neville launched a defence of the Portuguese boss based off what he had seen from Man United players under prior managers: "I was watching these players under Louis van Gaal. I saw Anthony Martial and Ander Herrera under Louis van Gaal and they weren't much better."
However, Souness was adamant it was a simple yes or no question.
The question that you, as a Manchester United supporter has to ask yourself, is the manager and the coaching staff getting the best out of the group of players at Man United. It's a simple yes or no. What is it?
NEVILLE v SOUNESS@GNev2 and Graeme Souness had differing opinions on what is happening at Manchester United right now.
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) November 11, 2018
Neville later clarified that he was unsure of the players' quality or if another manager would do a better job.
"My view is that at this moment in time, Manchester United don't look like they can win a game proactively. They finished second last season, which was the best finish since Sir Alex Ferguson.
"I'm not defending Jose Mourinho but if you're asking me the question could another manager get more out of them then maybe. But maybe not. I don't know if the players are good enough Graeme, I haven't got a clue."