Paul Ince: Manchester United and Liverpool worlds apart

Paul Ince: Manchester United and Liverpool worlds apart

Former Manchester United man Paul Ince has explained just why the club have started poorly, comparing them to Liverpool for an example.

Jose Mourinho’s men have lost twice in their opening three fixtures having beaten Leicester while suffering defeats to Brighton and Tottenham Hotspurs.

United’s disappointing start has seen the Portuguese manager come in for hefty criticism and he’s now the favourite to be sacked first.

Ince believes it’s the club’s failure to attack well enough that’s costing them so far this season, pointing to Liverpool’s attack as the difference.

Mourinho has a lot of pressure on his shoulders to turn things around but fans definitely won’t be pleased to see their club compared with their fiercest of rivals.

According to the Daily Star, Paul said: “Liverpool drew players in during the transfer window where United didn’t, it seemed to me like they didn’t even want to come to United, and I’ve never known that.

“When you look at the two teams, they’re worlds apart in terms of scoring goals.

“There’s probably five players who can regularly find the net, when at United even their striker is struggling to put chances away.

“You can see why they’ve not started the season well when they can’t even score.”

Following the 3-2 defeat to Brighton, Jose’s men were criticised heavily for their lacklustre performance.

Against Tottenham they put on an admirable attacking display but failed to score in a 3-0 loss at home.

It seems Mourinho and his side have failed to find an adequate balance of solid defending and clinical attacking.

Some have put the blame solely down to the former Chelsea man while others believes he’s not the only reason for the poor start.

The lack of signings by the board in the summer has been criticised while the players themselves are at fault for underwhelming performances as well.

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