Dwight Yorke: Jose Mourinho needs to address the problem at Manchester United

by Leo Nieboer


Former Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke believes Jose Mourinho needs to quickly address Manchester United’s inability to close out games in the Premier League.

Man United once again failed to secure a much-needed league win on Sunday after Maroaune Fellaini mindlessly felled Idrissa Gueye in the box to gift Everton a late penalty.

Mourinho’s men have now failed to beat Stoke City, Burnley, Arsenal, West Ham United and Everton despite dominating proceedings in each match.

Speaking about United, Yorke criticised their failure to see out games in recent weeks.

“They can’t seem to get the job done at the moment,” he said. “They are playing reasonably well and got some good results in the EFL Cup.

“They just can’t seem to close games out and that is their problem this season. It’s very unusual for Man United [to concede late goals] because over the years we have been able to close games out.

“It has cost us this season and is something we need to improve on.”

Here’s a really grim notion: if United had beaten the aforementioned teams, like they should have done, Mourinho would find his team lying in second place.

But there is no hypothetical league table, and the grim reality is that United sit in six spot, closer to the bottom of the table than the summit. They are now a full nine points off fourth spot, and one feels that their hopes of Champions League football will be in tatters if they cannot start to convert impressive performances into victories in the upcoming month.

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