Manchester United’s run of victories was brought to a halt by Mark Hughes’ Stoke City. This was in spite of a dominant performance by the Red Devils. Here is what we learnt from Manchester United vs Stoke City.
Profligacy continues to haunt
Of late, Jose Mourinho’s men have been particularly plagued by their failure to create concrete opportunities. That however, was not the case at Old Trafford on Sunday.
United came flying out against their opposition. Much like what they had done against champions Leicester, last week. The difference lay in the conversion of opportunities.
There had been misses against Leicester too. That, however, had been offset by the flurry of goals. They were not so lucky this time. The Potters’ goalkeeper put in a world class shift under the bar as he managed to stop any and everything Zlatan and co threw at him.
He was aided, of course, by a number of easy misses by the United players. Pogba was particularly liable. Mourinho needs to find a cure for this, else there might be further misery in store.