Mourinho Criticises United’s Attacking Unit

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho gestures to the fans at the end of the match.

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Manchester United played yet another draw, but in the process, grabbed an all-important away goal.

The Red Devils played Anderlecht in the quarter-final of the Europa League and in what could have been an easy away win, Manchester United played a stalemate 1-1 draw.

Chances were far and between, but United always lacked that killer instinct with only Henrikh Mkhitaryan getting his name on the scoresheet. The likes of Jesse Lingard and Paul Pogba have had their moments in the game, but they all failed to convert their opportunity.

However, in the midst of this, Marcus Rashford proved out to be a standard performer. But Mourinho certainly wasn’t happy with the output and went on to criticise his attacking unit.

“The same as the others. Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Anthony Martial. I think they were very similar.”

Not killing the game off, not finishing the tie?


“We have to kill matches, we have chances, we have control, we don’t score goals, you risk,” Mourinho told BT Sport. “You saw the same as I saw, don’t ask me to go too far but lots of space to play, lots of space to kill, good chances, lots of half chances but a bad decision, a bad control, a sloppy touch, a flick, very bad decisions in the last third.

“And then the team with a good organisation, very well, very compact, Marcos [Rojo], Eric [Bailly], [Matteo] Darmian, very solid, Michael Carrick, but then one chance or one mistake and you are punished.”



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