Manchester United legend Gary Neville has challenged Jose Mourinho to turn his team into “killers.”
The Red Devils were beaten by lowly Newcastle United 1-0 at St. James’ Park on Sunday. Mourinho’s men had six shots on target, but were unable to penetrate Martin Dubravka’s goal.
And having earned similar results against lower placed teams this season, Neville believes United must learn to capitalise on their chances.
He said: “The individual talent is there but to coordinate that into a team is Jose Mourinho’s job in the next few months. He has to make them into a team.
“They look like a team that play five per cent below the intensity that they can play at and should play at. That’s what Jose Mourinho has to do. He has to mould this talented group of players into a team that can come together and can win the title.
“Next season will be Jose’s third season and you would think in his mind, and in everyone’s minds, that he has to win it next season. They have to start preparing now and days like today do damage confidence and take away the work you are trying to do.
“I still think they will finish second and they are still in the FA Cup and Champions League so there is a lot to play for, but they still have these moments where they let games drift. They missed chances, they are sloppy in the final third so many times and they have to improve that. They have to become killers in the final third and they are not at the moment.”