Dion Dublin says Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho needs more time to get things right
Manchester United have hit a rough patch of form, drawing two games on the bounce to stumble in the race for a top-four finish in the Premier League.
The blame has been laid on a shortfall up front, with United having scored just one goal from their last two outings.
United welcomed back star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic on Tuesday after a three-game suspension and the Swede came up with a late leveller from the penalty spot in the 1-1 draw with Everton.
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He’s never let down any football club that he’s been at
Dublin on Mourinho
Ibrahimovic has scored 27 goals for United this season, with his fellow strike partners Wayne Rooney (5) and Marcus Rashford (7) struggling to find the net.
Although the Red Devils have not lost a league game since October, this mini-blip has seen United drop back to sixth in the table – four points off fourth-place Manchester City.
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But former United striker Dublin says he isn’t worried and urged fans to stick with two-time Champions League winner Mourinho.
“United have good enough players (to come good),” Dublin told Express Sport.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is Manchester United's top scorer this season
Dublin joined Manchester United for the brief spell in the early 1990s
“They’ve got more than enough quality to put it right.
“It’s just down to Mr Mourinho to do that.
“Give him time. Give him the time he needs.
“He’s never let down any football club that he’s been at. Give him time and he will get it right.
“He will get the balance right.”
Dublin has backed calls for away tickets to be capped at £20
Dublin was speaking on behalf of the Twenty’s Plenty campaign, which wants Premier League clubs to cap away match tickets to £20.
He said: “Even Manchester United fans travelling away to all those games – they will do it but United will get even more if the price of tickets fall.
“I’m taking a guess that if you were to get away tickets down to £20 and if the allocation was there then the away fans would double. At least.
“And then you’ll get the younger fans as well who are travelling with mum and dad the chance to see more away grounds as well. They’re being hindered at the moment.
“Money’s difficult for everyone. There’s a small minority in the country that is OK, but everyone else is struggling for money. Whether you’re a football fan or not.
“At the moment we’re talking about £20 away tickets for fans. I’m pretty sure even if a struggling fan wants to go away they can’t because of the fees.
“Think about the atmosphere, the players. The clubs aren’t going to miss out. People will still spend money in the shops. They still have TV money.”