The Manchester United fans in the Transfer Tavern were struggling to understand how their side walked away from Switzerland with nothing to show for their efforts Wednesday night.
Although United were far from their best against FC Basel on matchday five in the Champions League, they created more than enough chances to comfortably win the game during the first-half. Marouane Fellaini and Marcos Rojo both hit the woodwork in the first-half and Romelu Lukaku saw his effort saved by Tomas Vaclik when he was through on goal in the 12th minute.
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Despite the result in Switzerland, it would take a freak set of results to see United crash out of the competition in the group stage.
However, the Red Devils missed an excellent opportunity to progress as group winners on the night which would have disappointed Jose Mourinho.
The Manchester United manager stated that he could find little fault with his players’ performance on the night, other than their failure to find the back of the net, and his post-match interview was shared on the club’s official Twitter page after the match.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) November 23, 2017
However, Mourinho’s views were not replicated by the majority of fans on Twitter who were far more critical in their analysis of the performance.
And Mourinho himself came in for plenty of criticism for his perceived negative tactics last night.
Here’s what the United fans had to say in response to the post…
We should of scored 5 times last night if anyone is to blame its the players
— Ché (@EliteLukaku) November 23, 2017
Why sub martial for zlatan? Lukaku and zlatan on the same pitch without any number 10 or pogba for creativity? That will never work! Why not sub lukaku for zlatan and allow martial feed zlatan? Darmian n blind needs to go, Herrera needs to be careful
— Mountain Goat (@jackfrost8) November 23, 2017
When you have a coward manager who is more concerned about not losing that actually winning you will lose games you were meant to win right at the death. I am a United supporter of years but even I was happy Basel scored. Tired of all these premeditated draws. Jose won't last
— Hyewon (@LekanOmobaba) November 23, 2017
Very hard to watch when we known for always entertaining with top notch football
— Paul Lindfield (@plindfield77) November 23, 2017
He will be a dinosaur soon. He will be extinct
— Jose pepe (@Jose_pep1) November 23, 2017
The blame should go to Mourinho he rested players for a must win match well his approach to last nights game failed him he should take all our games very seriously
— Chiddy (@ChiddyDrake) November 23, 2017
True…all this bashing unnecessary
— Joseph Mwinzi. Esq (@nyamjoe) November 23, 2017
Jose is to blame . A reserve team must walk over sch small teams. He must impliment attackng a system. Totenhm spent nothng bt ar very good.
— Evans Dlamini (@evans_dlamini) November 23, 2017