Jose Mourinho: “I think we were deservedly punished because we were masters in complication. Everything was complicated. Players they didn’t want or couldn’t play simple. Everything was slow, one more flick, trick, ball lost, no fluidity in our football.” Watching the game yesterday i felt the same. Again and again we were going for fancy build up play, the one-twos at the edge of the box, dummies and so on instead of trying to simply get the ball into the box. The best chance we created was when Matic crossed onto Lukaku's head which produced that great save from Foster and yet there was very little of this yesterday. We were trying to play through WBA instead of trying to take them on through the sides. Now seeing Jose's comments its clear he didn't approve of this approach and wanted a more direct approach of attack. But this begs the question then that why did he start with Mata and Herrera and bring on Lingard who excel at this short interplay and quick transitions from back to front aren't what they are best at. This is not the first time Jose has had a go at his players from trying this fancy build up play (in his words complicated build up). So if he doesn't like this approach then he has two options- 1. Coach his players in the attacking sense he feels is best. 2. Buy players who play the direct football he seems to demand. If he has been trying Option 1 and the players can't or haven't responded then he needs to get rid of them which is basically what Option 2 implies. But he has again and again reiterated that he does not want to buy any forwards or wingers this summer, the latest instance being the presser just before the WBA match. So I can't help but wonder what is the plan going forward? Will he keep on going on in the hope that Mata and Lingard will suddenly excel at direct play? Or does he think that Lukaku will develop a better first touch that will allow us to play through sides? Because at the moment we don't consistently play to the strengths of any of our attackers. If we want to play a direct fast transitioning game the combination best suited to that is Lukaku-Sanchez-Rashford. If we want to play through sides then Martial-Mata-Sanchez-Lingard is best suited to it. We need to decide what our approach is and pick the combination of attackers according to that. We cannot keep putting out a mish-mash of different styles of players and hope they will work out. With all the focus on defenders and midfield, I still think Jose has some massive decisions to make in the attack before we achieve the consistency to win league titles.