Jose Mourinho highlighted Manchester United’s lack of “killer instinct” as they edged past Everton 2-1 on Sunday afternoon. The Reds drew a line under their Champions League defeat to Juventus in midweek as goals from Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial secured the win against the Toffees at Old Trafford.
However, it was a far from convincing display from the hosts, who have kept just one opponent scoreless this season, after gifting Everton a lifeline when Gylfi Sigurdsson scored from the penalty spot.
At the other end of the pitch Marcus Rashford failed to score, while Romelu Lukaku, was benched for the visit of his former club and took his United drought to nine games after coming on as a substitute.
“We are playing OK, we are not as rock solid as I would like,” Mourinho said. “We don’t have the killer instinct that I would like. Some teams with three chances they score three goals and some teams without the ball can resist and keep clean sheets all the time.
“For us it is almost an impossible mission to keep a clean sheet even with the phenomenal goalkeeper we have and to score goals is really difficult for us.”