Jose Mourinho: Chicharito Would’ve Scored 20 Goals For Manchester United

Manager Jose Mourinho claims former Manchester United forward Javier Hernandez [Chicharito] would have netted "20 goals easy" at Old Trafford this season as the United’s striker’s continue to struggle.

The Red Devil’s are the least prolific team among the top seven teams in the English Premier League with just 43 goals in 29 games - 10 fewer than Everton.

In-form striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has taken England by storm with 27 goals in all competitions, 16 of those coming in the English Premier League, but the former PSG striker  has shouldered a heavy burden, with mid-fielder Juan Mata Manchester United's next-best scorer with 10.

"I think clearly if you go for example for Paul Pogba, the number of times he's hit the posts are almost Guinness Book of Records," Mourinho said.

"Some of those would have been amazing goals. I remember a couple of direct free-kicks hitting the post, so we've seen lots of beautiful actions. It's not a problem of quality at all, it's a problem of luck.

"We have some players that are not really players in love with the goal. They are good players, they are creative players, they can create, but naturally they are not the kind of guy that is a killer.

"I give a simple example. In the way we play at Old Trafford, in the way we dominate opponents in the way we play in the box, I think 'Chicharito' would have 20 goals easy, even coming from the bench for the last 10 or 20 minutes.

"He is the guy that naturally the ball comes here, rebound here, rebounds there, boom - goal.

"If the goalkeeper saves it, he goes there, boom - goal. If the cross is coming, he anticipates the first post header - goal. And that's not even coming off the bench.

"We don't score enough goals for the way we play and the teams that come to Old Trafford, they know that. They feel that and they defend." He said.

 

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