‘Two goals is a miserable number’, Mourinho slams Man United’s performance vs Burnley

Jose Mourinho

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho was not in a pleasant mood after his side second successive 2-2 draw in the Premier League. Burnley took an early lead in just the third-minute of the game after Ashley Barnes capitalised on a misjudged clearance from Romelu Lukaku. Steven Defour made it 2-0 prior to the half-time break after a wonderfully crafted free-kick which David de Gea could not have done much.

Mourinho’s men came back in the second-half with two goals from substitute Jesse Lingard, but the Portuguese tactician lambasted his side’s inability to convert their chances, one of which goalscoring hero Lingard was guilty of missing from point-blank range.

“One team had one-and-a-half shots and scored two goals. The other played for 90 minutes, created lots of chances and scored two goals. For us to score two goals we need to play in their half for 45 minutes, with only one defender. The end product of so much dominance, two goals, is a miserable number,” he is quoted as saying by Goal.com.

This was the second time in consecutive games, where United’s frontmen have fluffed their lines after the likes of Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Lingard missed clear-cut chances during the 2-2 draw versus Leicester City last weekend.

Mourinho’s decision to start with Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the number 10 position visibly backfired in the first period, and the manager should revert to Lingard when they host Southampton in the Premier League next. United could potentially find themselves 15 points behind leaders Manchester City, with the Citizens likely to fancy a victory over Newcastle United on Tuesday night.


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