Manchester United Football Club have been very hit and miss this season, particularly in the Premier League. Jose Mourinho’s men have dropped far too many points in winnable home games and that is what could eventually cost them a place in the top four.
The Red Devils dropped two points at the weekend against AFC Bournemouth – and earlier on in the season, home games against Stoke City and Burnley were also winnable games that United threw away points in.
Now, former footballer Danny Higginbotham has had his say on the situation in his latest column and claimed that the Old Trafford club are struggling to finish teams off and that’s the main issue. He also added that Ibrahimovic needs more help in terms of goals, with Juan Mata second in that regard with six, in behind Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
“Manchester United are struggling to finish teams off and that is costing them,” Higginbotham said in his Sun column.
“United have scored only 39 goals so far, that is 14 less than Spurs and Manchester City, who are the next lowest scorers in the top six.”
“Zlatan Ibrahimovic leads the way with 15. Next highest is Juan Mata, with just six.”
“United have a lot of match-winners but not enough of them are getting goals.”
Our goal scoring is a real issue. It is quite worrying that we’re so far behind both City and Tottenham in terms of output. Although Zlatan is leading the way with fifteen league goals, he himself has missed so many glaring opportunities.
The forwards also need help with creating those opportunities. When you sign a player with the calibre that Paul Pogba has, you expect more chances to be created. The onus isn’t solely on the Frenchman though, the likes of Ander Herrera, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Anthony Martial all have to produce.