Manchester United have managed only 33 goals in 23 League games – their second lowest tally at this stage of the season in the Premier League era.
And although Zlatan Ibrahimovic has got 14 in the League, United’s next highest League scorer is Paul Pogba and Juan Mata who both have four.
Marcus Rashford has only three in the League – the last coming on September 24 – while Wayne Rooney and Anthony martial have only two.
Mourinho says the problem is not a question of creating more chances but converting them. United’s conversion rate of attempt son goal is the third worst in the top flight.
Jose Mourinho wants Manchester United to score more goals
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He said: “I understand what you are saying. We attack so much and with so many players, and so many players have the freedom in our dynamic to reach scoring positions.
“I have to agree with you that we don’t score enough goals, and some of our players from these attacking creative positons they could –they should – score more goals.
“When you see the number of goals we score, there is not a true relation between our attacking production and the number of payers we put in attacking positions and the number of goals we score.”
Mourinho believes Ibrahimovic's total would have been greater if United had been awarded more than the single penalty they have had in the Premier League this season – which the Swede scored on his home debut aginast Southampton back in August.
Manchester United have been awarded just one penalty this season
He added:"When you speak about Zlatan’s goals you should always add 14 goals but only of them a penalty in 23 matches played in the Premier League. You should always add that extra item.
"In almost every team the striker is the top scorer, I think so, unless you have another player with a special feeling to score goals coming from another position or you have another player scoring six seven or eight goals from penalties, that is normal to happen."
Mourinho confirmed that Phil Jones is out of the trip to Leicester with the bruised foot he suffered in midweek.