Apart from being unable to stop the opposition from scoring, United players have equally failed to create many goalscoring opportunities in the five matches played so far this term.

Despite having Paul Pogba in the team, United strikers have not been enjoying huge services from their teammates who play at the middle of the pitch. The Frenchman is reportedly unhappy at Old Trafford and that is telling on his performances for the team.

Prior to the start of the season, many Red Devils supporters believe the addition of Brazilian midfield maestro Fred, from Shakhtar Donetsk, will add more strength and creativity to the team at the middle of the pitch but we haven’t seen that happen so far.

Instead, Mourinho has chosen to bench the Brazilian while he gives Belgian defensive midfielder Marouane Fellaini the chance to showcase his qualities from the start of the last two games.

Though Ozil is a great player and a first-class creative midfielder but can he be relied on to perform consistently?

During his days at Santiago Bernabeu and his early days at the Emirates Stadium, the attacking midfielder is no doubt one of the best creative midfielders in the world.

Ozil seems to have taken up his foot off the pedal, as his usual, awesome performances and creativity are beginning to be a thing of the past.

Throughout last season, he could only manage eight assists and four goals despite featuring in almost all the matches played by the Gunners.

In all fairness to Ozil, Mourinho must look deeper in his quest for a better playmaker rather than making a huge offer for the playmaker who looked to be out of his prime.


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