Manchester United Football Club really have had a problem when it comes to putting the ball in the back of the net this season, with Jose Mourinho’s men scoring even less than AFC Bournemouth. Those issues have been evident recently, with so many low-scoring draws at Old Trafford taking place.
As we all know, scoring a whole host of goals tends to be the mark of a winning side, but right now, Zlatan Ibrahimovic certainly needs help. Outside of Ibra (27) and Mata (10), we have no other player in double figures in terms of goals output – and that’s just not good enough.
Ahead of our game against Sunderland tomorrow, the gaffer met the media to discuss a variety of subjects, including the fact that we aren’t finding the back of the net anywhere near enough.
Mourinho has sensationally claimed that former Manchester United man Javier Hernandez would score twenty goals ‘easy’ for the Red Devils if he was still at the club.
“We have some players that are not really players in love with the goal,” he said, as per Sky Sports News. “They are good players, they are creative players, they can create, but naturally they are not the kind of guy that is a killer.
“I give you a simple example. In the way we play at Old Trafford, in the way we dominate opponents in the way we play in their box, I think Chicharito would have 20 goals easy. Even coming from the bench for the last 10 or 20 minutes, he will have 20 goals.”
At the time the club sold Chicharito, in my opinion, it was certainly the right decision. The Mexican was in the middle of a real poor spell of form that lasted for about eighteen months, and frustrations were certainly growing.
To be fair to the forward, he has been absolutely brilliant with Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga and he’s really right back on his A-game. Would I take him back at United? Probably not, but I’m sure plenty of Reds fans would welcome him back with open arms.