Jose Mourinho: Manchester United attackers must perform better

by Tanveer Arayan


Jose Mourinho insists Manchester United’s attackers must remain more clinical in front of goal than they have in recent weeks.

The side have lost out on vital Premier League points as they’ve failed to find the back of the net even when they’ve dominated teams, as they did against Burnley with 37 shots but no goals.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been a big player in the squad and is currently the club’s top goal scorer, but he’s missed plenty of chances this season and he’s not the only one, with others missing clear cut opportunities.

Speaking about his team, Mourinho claimed they just don’t score enough goals.

“When you speak about Zlatan goals you should always add 14 goals, pone penalty, in 31 matches played in England in all the competitions, you should always add that extra,” he said.

“Every team, the striker is the top scorer, I think so. Unless you have another player with a special feeling to score goals coming from another position or you have a player from another position who scores from penalties that is normal to happen but I understand.

“I think we attack so much and with so many players and so many players have the freedom in our dynamic to reach scoring positions.

“We don’t score enough goals and some of our players from these attacking creative positions could and should score more goals. When you see the number of goals we score, it’s not adapted, there is not a true relation between our attacking production and the number of goals we will score.”

United looked like they had finally clicked following a shaky start to the season, but following a 2-1 defeat to Hull City in the League Cup and then a 0-0 draw to Marco Silva’s men in the Premier League, it seems they’ve stumbled from their good form.

Hopes are they can get back to winning ways as their still only within touching distance of the top four and just need to find some consistency.

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