Mourinho criticises his strikers: ‘We aren’t scoring enough’

Date published: Saturday 25th November 2017 9:44

Jose Mourinho says that he can’t fault the effort of Manchester United’s strikers, but that his team should be scoring more goals.

United are the second highest scorers in the Premier League, but have scored only 11 times in their last nine matches having begun to season in ominous attacking form.

With Romelu Lukaku, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial all enduring a goal drought in recent weeks, Mourinho admits that he is expecting more.

“A team that plays like we do, I think we should score more goals than we do,” said the manager.

“The team that excites is the team that after five chances is winning 4-0. That’s a team that excites.

“I think the players give what they can. I cannot complain about the dedication or the ­motivation. They all try to give their best.

“I think we’ve had an improvement with Anthony Martial. He’s scoring more goals than last season. That’s why he’s ­playing more. He has more ­minutes on the pitch.

“The other players are what they are. They have different kinds of qualities.

The reality is that in the ­Premier League we are still the second-highest scorers so it’s nothing too dramatic.”

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