Manchester United’s players have been blasted by Match of the Day pundits Alan Shearer and also Danny Murphy for their performance against Leicester, with United ending up dropping two points after seeing their 2-1 lead blown away right at the end of the game.
The Red Devils had chance after chance, and failed to convert enough of them, and when Chris Smalling was injured towards the end of the game, United had no choice but to carry on playing with him on the field – and ended up letting two points slip to a side with only ten men.
Mourinho criticised the players following the game, stating they needed to be better and more clinical – and it seems that Murphy and Shearer both agree.
“It should have been out of Leicester’s reach,” Murphy told Match of the Day.
“Mourinho was right. They should have killed them off many times.
“You can call it a lack of professionalism, a bit of bad luck.
“United with that draw and with the inability to kill Leicester off have basically thrown away their (title) chance, if they had any.”
Shearer agreed, and said what everyone was thinking when he called the title race over, adding that Man City have been brilliant this season.
“It is as good as over. Manchester City has been remarkable.
“Two defeats in 2017 in the Premier League so they are not losing five in the second half of the season.
“The title race is over.”
Mourinho knows this has been a bad week for the club, after seeing his side knocked out of the Carabao Cup and now dropping two points on a weekend where Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal also dropped points and a bigger gap could have been opened up, but that wasn’t to be.
United are in a fight for the second spot in the Premier League, with Manchester City all but running away with the Premier League title, leaving Mourinho and United with only the FA Cup and the Champions League to target this season.