Marouane Fellaini has admitted that Manchester United have lost unnecessary points this season following their 0-0 draw with West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League.
The Belgian dragged a shot off target following some good work from Henrikh Mkhitaryan in the first half as Jose Mourinho’s men once again failed to convert their domination into goals at Old Trafford.
Man United now lie four points off fourth-placed Manchester City with ten games to go and will fall back into sixth spot if Arsenal beat Manchester City on Sunday.
And Fellaini, speaking after the game, was quick to point towards his side’s inability maintain any form of consistency when it comes to claiming results at home.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) April 1, 2017
It is often the case with teams playing under a new manager that they can, from time to time, produce signs of true brilliance – indications of what they can do as a collective – but fail to produce on a consistent basis. And United, under Mourinho, are no different.
They have managed just four wins from their last 12 games at Old Trafford – an indication of an overarching problem that cannot be applied to any one player, but rather an overall attitude that continues to unattractively bubble under the surface. Make no mistake: Mourinho’s time at United will be judged in accordance with how long this malaise at home lasts.