Former Manchester United’s loanee Garth Crooks has dubbed Mourinho’s inability to play Romelu Lukaku, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford together “a Mystery”.
The trio have combined to score
25 goals for the Red devils this season, but United’s Boss Mourinho prefer a more cautious approach to unleashing the “deadly three” at a time.
Manchester United managed to keep the pressure on Premier League front runners, Manchester City with a 1-0 win over Tottenham at Old Trafford on Saturday; and the solitary goal was scored by substitute Anthony Martial.
However, BBC pundit Crooks, writing in his online Team of the Week , is amazed Mourinho has neglected to start the Frenchman as part of a three-pronged attack alongside Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford.
Crooks, who formed a successful striking partnership with Steve Archibald, and lead the line as Spurs won two FA Cups , and the 1984 UEFA Cup against Anderlecht said: “Why playing Rashford, Martial and Lukaku in a three-man attack at Old Trafford should frighten Mourinho is a mystery to me.
And he calls himself the ‘Special One’.
“With Romelu Lukaku slightly off the pace and Marcus Rashford with a mandate to score within 70 minutes or he’s off, it was left to [Antonio] Valencia to marshal his defence well enough not to give Tottenham a sniff of their goal and that’s precisely what he did.”