Manchester United Football Club drew a blank yesterday, despite controlling the large majority of the game, the Red Devils just couldn’t score. The team as a whole were alright, and didn’t give our opponents a sniff at the other end.
David de Gea was supremely quiet, and Jose Mourinho has praised the six guys in front of him for doing their job wonderfully. That isn’t the case for the front four of Mkhitaryan, Lingard, Martial and Rashford, however, as they’ve come in for some pretty heavy criticism from the United boss.
The self-proclaimed Special One claims he needs consistency from the young guys up top who were brought into the team to find the back of the net. In these kinds of games where chances are at a premium, we need to ensure the forwards take whatever opportunities presented to them.
“I have to say my six players – Valencia, Rojo, Bailly, Young, Carrick and Fellaini were phenomenal. The other four? They have to score a goal,” Jose Mourinho is quoted as saying, as per Sky Sports News.
“We have consistency in those six guys, consistency in defensive organisation and consistency in the build-up. But when we go to the finishing moments – we have to score.”
As we all know, that just didn’t happen yesterday. The biggest chance fell to Mkhitaryan as he capitalised on an error, but he couldn’t lob the ball over Foster in the WBA goal and into the net.
Our month of April just gets harder the longer it goes on, and I just don’t see how we can win games against the so-called big boys if we cannot beat Pulis’ West Brom at Old Trafford. It could well be a long month for us…