Man Utd to start drawing conclusions as well as matches

"Maybe we should start asking why this keeps happening," says Mourinho.

Man Utd manager José Mourinho
Back to the drawing board… (Image: Светлана Бекетова)

Manchester United are ready to start drawing conclusions as well as home matches, according to their manager José Mourinho.

The Red Devils were held at Old Trafford once again, requiring Zlatan Ibrahimović’s stoppage time penalty to take a point against Everton.

Ronald Koeman’s Toffees join West Brom, Bournemouth, Hull, Burnley, West Ham and Stoke in coming away with a share of the spoils at United this season.

But Mourinho believes his side are now ready to begin also drawing conclusions, such as “we need to work on our finishing” or “maybe we should bring in a witch doctor to rid Old Trafford of any curses it might have been placed under”.

He told Football Burp: “After all these home draws, I think the time has finally come to start asking ourselves why this keeps happening and learning from it.

“One conclusion I’ve drawn is that the players aren’t getting enough sleep, so I’ve asked them all to draw their curtains.

“I’ve got some breathing exercises that might help, so drawing breath is also very much on the agenda.

“And of course we’ll be drawing straws to see who plays left-back at Sunderland this weekend.”