Hoddle explained in the Mail on Sunday: "I was perplexed by the message Jose Mourinho sent out before Manchester United's Europa League defeat by Feyenoord. By admitting it was a competition United didn't want to be in, he effectively set the tone for the performance and the attitude of his young players.
"I'm sure they would have said all the right things in the dressing room about wanting to win the game and United did try to do that. But subconsciously, Mourinho's words would have seeped into the minds of those young players. It showed in the lack of intensity.
"The match was an excellent opportunity for the fringe players to make a mark and challenge for a first-team place. But no-one seized that chance."