Chelsea legend points at player’s failure and not the coach to blame for United’s discontentment
Manchester United are currently struggling to gather points in away venues the season so far and one of Chelsea’s greats Frank Lampard believes that the player’s performance should be held captive instead of Jose Mourinho for early split in title hopes.
United are hoisted at second place (23) eight points a drift of arch rivals Manchester City at top (31), ahead of Tottenham by goal difference and four points a lead over Liverpool and Arsenal.
The club have now dropped eight vital points in last four away outings which includes a 0-0 draw with Liverpool and successive away defeats to Huddersfield and champions Chelsea.
Winning three premier league crown with Chelsea of two which came under the Portuguese’s guidance, Lampard said that it would come down to the players if United falls down the pecking order from winning the trophy this season.
Speaking in an interview to thank Chelsea’s live long partners Yokohama Tyres on omnisport he said,” Mourinho is a manager that likes to win and he has a way of winning games. Its different from Pep Guardiola, different from Antonio Conte and that his way. If Manchester United don’t win the premier league, for me its the quality of the player.”
He looked upon the strength of the teams in serious contention for the title
“Manchester City have a very strong squad this year, Chelsea still have a very strong squad and I think particularly the first Xl, if everybody’s fit, Chelsea are very strong.”
“When I looked at United, they’re around that area but maybe the other teams can be stronger.”
The legendary F was convinced that Jose’s tactics has no ill effect on United’s revolutionary conduct this season.
“I certainly don’t think it will be the manager and I think that Manchester United will be competitive towards the end of the season. So we will see.”
Questioned about his club’s strike power Alvaro Morata’s performance in blue shirt he reckoned him as a ‘very complete striker’
“He’s been very impressive, Morata. He scored regularly, he’s a very complete striker. He has everything speed, quality on the ball, his movement with the ball and goal scoring attitude.”