Dropping too many home points – Mourinho


Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho feels his side are dropping too many points from Premier League home matches, potentially costing them Champions League qualification.

No team in the English top flight has drawn more home games than United this season, and Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Bournemouth at Old Trafford saw a string of missed opportunites, including a Zlatan Ibrahimovic penalty being saved.

“If you look at the points we lost at home, if you accumulate these points, you are talking about 10 or 12,” Mourinho said.

“With these points we are not just speaking about the top four, we would be speaking about the top two or top one.

“We lost too many points at home and that obviously cost us our position.

“But are we dead in relation to the top four? No, we are not dead. We are not dead.

“But the reality is that we are losing too many points at home.”

He added: “The old story of create lots of chances but not score goals applies perfectly to our football in these matches at home against Hull, Burnley, Bournemouth, Stoke.

“It is more of the same. We play well, we start well. We have one chance in the first minute, we have another in the third or fifth minute. We accumulate and the goalkeeper gets confidence.

“The goalkeeper is the man of the match and so on, and so on, and so on. It is more of the same.

“We need to score goals. Other teams with less chances, they score goals.”


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