Mourinho says Man Utd home form not all about draws

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Jose Mourinho’s side is hitting the road this weekend, but his mind is back at Old Trafford.

Manchester United’s home form isn’t producing the wins needed to compete for a Premier League title, but Mourinho thinks the club is setting the stage to make Old Trafford a fortress.

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United has only lost one match at Old Trafford this season, though the Red Devils only have six wins from their 16 PL home tilts.

As ¬†United prepares to visit Sunderland on Sunday, the boss’ rationale is sound. From Sky Sports:

“I know, as an example, 10 matches, 10 draws are 10 points. Ten matches, five victories and five defeats are 15 points. What is better? The 15 points, obviously. But in terms looking to the future I prefer to look at 10 matches, 10 draws.

“You have something that is not easy to have; you are quite solid mentally, difficult to be beaten, fight against difficult circumstances, a kind of mentality of resilience is good to have it. But the points are reality and, I repeat, would be better for us in 10 matches to have five victories and five defeats.”

Looking at United and longtime rival Liverpool is a study in contrast. The Reds have found the goals United has missed, and the sides couldn’t be separated in their season series. If United wins their matches-in-hand, it could be the season series — and goal differential — that keeps Mourinho from the Top Four.