Michael Owen warns Jose Mourinho: Man United must improve this

Michael Owen warns Jose Mourinho that Manchester United simply must score more goals next season

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Former Liverpool star Michael Owen Photo: BT Sport

Michael Owen has warned Jose Mourinho that his Manchester United side must score more goals next season.

The Red Devils capped a strong campaign under Mourinho by winning the Europa League trophy thanks to a 2-0 win over Ajax in the final in Stockholm on Wednesday night.

Manchester United struggled to produce consistent form in the Premier League under Mourinho this season as they ended up in sixth place in the table.

However, their Europa League triumph secured them a place in next season’s Champions League.

Looking ahead to next season, Owen warned that the Red Devils will have to address their problem of not scoring enough goals this term.

Speaking to BT Sport after Wednesday’s game, former striker Owen said: “They have to score more goals.

“They simply have to if they want to win Premier League or Champions League.

“Throughout the season in the Premier League and Europa League [their problem has been] they don’t just kill teams off enough. They don’t score enough goals. They don’t have enough width in the final third.”

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Manchester United will take on either Juventus or Real Madrid in the Uefa Super Cup in Macedonia in August thanks to their Europa League final triumph in Sweden on Wednesday night.

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