Marcus Rashford has been mostly used as an impact player for Man United this season “They are lacking maturity. Maturity that when you [Stoichcov] played, I think the youngsters… look at your situation, at my situation.“I wasn’t a player, obviously, but when I say maturity I mean on a personal level. We were more like men. We were more mature. We were more prepared for life. Let’s say it like that. We were less protected.“In English they call it ‘spoilt’, ‘spoilt kids’. Our kids are more spoilt than we were by our parents. We are more mature, we are better prepared. For young people now, it’s a different life on a social level compared to ours.“Today’s players also in their surroundings, they have a word that was used a lot in Barcelona, entorno [environment] that they use in a more global, holistic sense in relation to the club. When I use the word I use it more in relation to a personal environment. To the people who surround the players, who protect them too much, who give them – in my opinion – too much care, too many excuses. There’s always an excuse for everything.“People are maturing more slowly. For example, the young lad Luke Shaw, who is the left-back of the national team, who arrived there [at United] two years before me. He didn’t know how to compete. He had great potential, yes, but he didn’t know how to compete.“When we talk about Luke Shaw, [Anthony] Martial, [Jesse] Lingard, Marcus Rashford, we’re talking about young lads but who also are still missing a word that I can’t use but you like to use. They are missing a bit of that. Character, personality, as they say in Spain as well, bad blood, that natural aggression that you had.” Anthony Martial in action in United’s 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace on Saturday 2 What Mourinho said in Univision Deportes interview Vinnie Jones has warned Jose Mourinho that Manchester United’s top young players may look to leave the club unless he starts ‘putting an arm around them’.Mourinho has a history of publicly criticising his players, and this season has been no different.While his bad cop approach may have worked with Luke Shaw – who has been hammered by the boss throughout his Old Trafford tenure but has been perhaps United’s best player this term – it hasn’t seemed to have the desired effect with others.Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, Jesse Lingard have all been far from their best in a Man United shirt this season and, publicly at least, they have had little love from their manager.It was reported last week that Mourinho had singled out Shaw, Martial, Lingard and Rashford for harsh criticism in an interview with Barcelona legend Hristo Stoichkov, saying the United starlets were ‘spoilt kids’ and ‘lacked character’. Especially Rashford, who is said to be frustrated with his bit-part role at Old Trafford this season and has been linked with a stunning move to Real Madrid.Speaking on Monday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, the FA Cup winner said: “If I was Rashford I’d say, ‘I’m off – at the first opportunity, I’m out of here’. The manager insists, however, that his comments were a more general observation on the current generation of footballers, which were taken out of context.That incident aside, though, Mourinho has not exactly shown a great deal of warmth towards his team this season, and Jones believes he could be pushing his players away. 2 “Mourinho has got to put his arm around some of these players, you can’t keep hammering and having a go at them – especially the younger players.“I don’t think it helps, I think you start losing them.“It used to be ‘what happens in the dressing room stays in the dressing room’, you don’t come out publicly and have a go like Mourinho keeps doing.“If I was a senior player I think I’d go to him and say, ‘you’ve got to knock it on the head with the young lads, we’re trying to put our arms around them and you’re hammering them’.“I’m a fan of Mourinho, but I don’t think it’s helping at all.”Listen back to Vinnie Jones on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast IN FULL above!