The Man Utd fans in the Transfer Tavern were expecting their side to storm to the Premier League title this season. It’s been a long time since the Red Devils were dominating in England, and since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson, various managers have tried to take over the reigns.
Jose Mourinho certainly has been the closest to doing just that, and he won a number of trophies during his first season in charge.
However, his second season has been less successful. Though he still has a chance to win the FA Cup, the Portuguese will likely agree that more was expected of his team this season – but the blame cannot all go on him.
He’s led his team well throughout the season, but unfortunately for him, several of his players have not been up to par.
There are a plethora of individuals that will likely be forced out of the club this summer, but we’re more concerned with those individuals that are crucial to the plans at the club both this season and going forward, but have failed to make an impact this season.
It’s fair to say that at least a few big names have failed to deliver.
With that said, Mourinho has these 2 Man Utd players to blame for failed title pursuit this season…
It’s fair to say that everyone expected more from Paul Pogba this season.
The Frenchman has not justified his price-tag quite yet, and that’s been a problem for the Red Devils.
On his day, he’s unstoppable. Brilliantly agile, fantastic on the ball and a willing runner, there is honestly nothing he can’t do.
However, his problem is that his day doesn’t come often enough. A lack of consistency means that week-after-week he struggles, with a good game only ever coming once in a while.
Romelu Lukaku has done fairly well this season, and the Red Devils look to have finally found their new number 9.
However, the Belgian has found consistency hard to come by this season, and particularly in big games, he has found it hard to find the net.
A goal return of 16 is a decent tally, but when you consider that Mohamed Salah has got more than twice that number, the gap between his quality and those around him becomes clear.
He scored just 5 more goals than Alvaro Morata this season, and he’s been deemed to be a huge flop at Chelsea. Whilst Lukaku, clearly, has had a better season – he’s hardly been the hit they were hoping for so far.
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