Bastian Schweinsteiger: Man United need to develop killer instinct

Bastian Schweinsteiger says Manchester United need to be more ruthless in front of goal

Bastian Schweinsteiger says Manchester United need to develop a killer instinct.

The Red Devils have been criticised for their lack of goals in recent months after the 20-time English champions played out a goalless draw with West Ham United at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon.

Players are not scared in front of goal. It is all about the killer instinct

Bastian Schweinsteiger

The 20-time English champions had 21 attempts on goal but the home side could only register one shot on Adrian’s goal during Saturday’s disappointing draw.

Louis van Gaal’s side have scored just five times in their last seven games in all competitions following a run of four draws for the Red Devils.

And Schweinsteiger, who won seven Bundesliga titles with Bayern Munich before he moved to United in the summer, explained that the Red Devils need to show more desire in front of goal.

“In every game we create chances but haven’t scored. When that is the case it is not easy to win matches,” Schweinsteiger told Sky Sports.

“The guy who has the opportunity has to feel that they want to score a goal and are going to score.

“If you miss a chance you have to be unhappy. When you are a big striker like [Cristiano] Ronaldo, [Lionel] Messi and Thomas Muller [it is] the same. It is about attitude. They want to score goals. They have quality but they want to score goals. You need the attitude that you want to score.

“The feeling that the players want to score, we need to have more of this. We are trying but we need a goal otherwise you cannot talk about winning a trophy because we should be winning at home to West Ham.

“Players are not scared in front of goal. It is all about the killer instinct. We have players who have the abilities but we need it in every game.”

United have scored five times in their last seven games in all competitions.

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Van Gaal’s men are in fourth place and three points behind surprise leaders Leicester City.

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