Victor Lindelof has expressed his dismay at Manchester United’s lack of precision in front of goal during the latter stages of their 2-1 defeat to Manchester City on Sunday.
Marcus Rashford cancelled out David Silva’s goal with a crisp finish just before half time, only for Nicolas Otamendi to capitalise on some shabby defending from a set-piece to restore their advantage.
The home side pushed for an equaliser but it wouldn’t come, with Romelu Lukaku missing Man United’s best chance after 85 minutes as he fired a point blanc shot straight at Ederson.
And Lindelof, speaking to MUTV after the game, was quick to rue the chances United missed towards the end.
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United splashed out £75m over the summer for Lukaku to capitalise on chances like the one that came his way with five minutes left and he bottled it.
This may come across as harsh or even melodramatic, but football is a game of moments and Lukaku has so far failed to deliver in the biggest of them. His shot straight at Simon Mignolet at Anfield when put straight through serves as another example.
So much of Mourinho’s success has been founded upon renowned strikers – Dider Drogba, Diego Milito, Cristiano Ronaldo, Diego Costa – producing big moments when he needs it most. And at Old Trafford he simply hasn’t got that.