Manchester United suffered defeat away to Chelsea on Sunday, drifting further behind rivals Manchester City at the top of the English Premier League table.
Jose Mourinho again set his team up defensively in a match against one of the big English teams, but this time it backfired with Alvaro Morata managing to pierce the Red Devils’ defensive line and bury a header past David De Gea.
United couldn’t then muster enough of an attacking response and despite the likes of Marcus Rashford showing heart, they couldn’t create a chance to equalise.
Fans are growing weary of Mourinho’s tactics and selection calls with many now calling for Rashford to be aided in the final third by Anthony Martial. The duo have largely been kept apart this season, usually coming on and off the bench for each other.
Now though, supporters want to see them play together as part of a front three with Romelu Lukaku.
Would that be the answer to United’s problems or does Mourinho have it right playing pragmatic football?
Supporters took to Twitter to share their thoughts…
And why on earth can't Rashford and Martial start games together on the flanks or just behind Lukaku when playing 3-4-2-1 #MUFC
— El Diablo (@AbdulBlaze97) November 6, 2017
— MFON (@mfonofficial) November 5, 2017
Hopefully today is the kick up the backside Mourinho needs to play on the front foot. Front 3 of Lukaku,Rashford & Martial #mufc
— Olly Hitchcox (@OllyHitchcox) November 5, 2017
Only positive of today's game was to finally see Mourinho playing Rashford, Lukaku and Martial at the same time #mufc
— Shaheenchev (@shaheenchevv) November 5, 2017
Next match play both martial and rashford behind lukaku, and can we get a proper attacking midfielder in January who can actually pass #mufc
— ㊙ Terius (@SlimMos) November 5, 2017
Bloody hell Reds! Awful 2nd half & JM keeps starting a woefully out of form Mkhitarayan, start Martial&Rashford with Lukaku ffs! #MUFC
— Ian (@Mancman10) November 5, 2017
— Man Utd KE (@utd_ke) November 5, 2017
We have to bounce back…. Mourinho should pls believe in martial and rashford… And let lukaku rest pending the time Zlatan arrive #mufc
— OluMide 👌✌ ✌✌✌ (@Oluwa_Mhide) November 5, 2017
Jose Mourhino has sapped the life out of #MUFC don’t know how obvious it is that Lukaku, Martial & Rashford need to be the front 3 😬
— Luke McLoughlin (@LMcVII) November 5, 2017