Manchester United come into Sunday’s match against Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium having lost 3 of their last 4 games against the Swans. United are in somewhat of a serious scoring slump in the Premier League which surely they are overdue to break out of. The Reds have scored with only 1 of their 91 most recent shots fired in the Premier League and have not scored with their last 67 shots going all the way back to the goal by Frenchman Anthony Martial back at the very beginning of October against Stoke City – a game which they dominated and really should have won.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has gone 42 Premier League shots without scoring and and has to be due to break his goal drought as he has been getting the opportunites and should have scored with a fine volley last weekend vs Burnley except for Tom Heaton pulling off a “worldie” save in the Burnley net to deny him
Jose Mourinho was truly disappointed with the United performance in the Europa League on Thursday night vs Fenerbahce and was really disillusioned with the lack of intensity, reaction and fight shown by his players in Istanbul. Speaking in his post match press conference as reported on the Man Utd Official Site, the boss had this to say about his side’s poor performance against the Turkish giants,
“What disappointed me is that I have quite a big experience of playing against Turkish teams.
“My experience is you play against them at home and it’s easy, but when you come to Turkey it’s a completely different story.
“I said [to the players to] wait for that. Don’t focus on the easy game at Old Trafford, but be ready for a completely different game. But Fenerbahce started at 100 miles per hour and we started really slowly.
“We are in this moment fragile when we go behind, I know we are. But we are not scoring enough goals. When you are in a moment like this you have to be strong mentally and start the game in a different way than we did.
“Football is from the first second. Fenerbahce played an emotional game, football is an emotional game, and they deserved to win.”
So it seems like United could really benefit from banging a few in the net and they are due as previously mentioned. This sounds like it is stating the obvious but as the manager says the whole side gets nervous as soon as they go behind at the moment as they don’t know if they can score to get back into the game. Hopefully for all at Old Trafford, the tide turns in Swansea today and the goals go in especially the first goal of the match which really needs to be scored by United to get their confidence back.