In the Press conference after Manchester United’s latest draw in Brussels, against Anderlecht, in the first leg of their Europa League quarterfinal, Jose Mourinho said that his players, mostly his offensive ones, need to start ‘killing’ games, instead of squandering golden opportunities to score, only to get equalized in the dying minutes of a game, which is exactly what happened at Anderlecht as well.
Ahead of tomorrow’s game at Chelsea, it was Michael Carrick’s turn to use the same verb, but for a different reason.
The draws are killing us. We have been playing so well for so long, but that hasn’t been enough. In some ways you are better off losing one and winning one than doing what we have been doing having drawn so many
the vastly experienced Man United midfielder told reporters. The Old Trafford side has lost just one game since late October, an FA Cup match against Chelsea, but have drawn a total of 12 times in the Premier League this season, nine of those at home(!).
Going on a run like we have done shows we have a bit of steel and have a bit of character about us. There are positives but at the moment it is not quite enough for us. We need that something to finish teams off. We have got to be ruthless and have to finish games off
Carrick also said, insisting the United have what it takes to finish the season successfully.
We are not in a bad place but we need to find as a team a way to win games especially when you are playing so well as we have done. I don’t think we are far away
the Man United midfielder told reporters.