Jose Mourinho makes honest admission about Man United
The Manchester United manager says a top team needs to be more clinical in front of goal
Jose Mourinho has appeared to drop a hint that Manchester United need to sign a clinical goal-scorer to complement Zlatan Ibrahimovic after Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Stoke City.
The Red Devils conceded in the first half after Juan Mata’s own goal against the run of play as the 20-time English champions looked to make a swift return to winning ways following their 1-1 stalemate with Liverpool at Old Trafford last time out.
However, Manchester United had to wait until the third minute of added time to rescue a point after substitute Wayne Rooney scored an incredible free-kick to become the club’s record goal-scorer of all-time after his 250th goal in a Red Devils shirt.
The visitors had 25 shots on goal but Ibrahimovic, Mata, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Marcus Rashford failed to beat Stoke goalkeeper Lee Grant.
The Red Devils have been linked with a move for Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann in the summer transfer window.
Speaking at his pre-match media conference after Manchester United’s frustrating 1-1 draw at Stoke, Mourinho appeared to hint that the club need to have more clinical options up front.
“A top team has to be much more clinical,” Mourinho said.
“You have to get the first chance of the match and ‘bang’ 1-0, when you are winning by a goal then the next chance ‘boom’, kill the opponent and we are not doing that enough.
“We did that in a couple of matches but even in the matches that we won, if I remember for example Middlesbrough and Crystal Palace, it is always hard to score goals.”