Why don't our players score hat-tricks anymore? | Six consecutive seasons since last one in league

FujiVice

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Seems to be the longest period in our history that we've gone without scoring a hatrick in the league. Unless you count the period the league shut down for World War 2.
 

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Don't know why people are chanting for hat trick. Our attackers are so inconsistent that even if we get 4 penalty award, we would probably miss 2 of them if not more. And this is just about free gift, open play etc. would be 1 out of 5. We need to create 10 chances before we can score a goal or 2, so work out how many chances we need to create in order to score 4 goals or more....

BTW, Lukaku scored 1, assist 2, plus 2 goals over-ruled. We sold out hat trick man....
 

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Well one of the reasons of course post SAF is the alarming drop of goal output and win rate in the league. We scored 86 goals in SAF last season (2012/13) with a 73% win rate. subsequent seasons saw our goal scored rate drop dramatically from 86 to between 49 and 62 goals and win rate drop from 73% to around 50% ( Jose’s season finishing 2nd was slightly higher with 68 goals scored and 65% win rate) .

Add this to the pragmatic nature of the managers post Fergie who never seemed to be overly interested in attaining a high goal difference but would rather “shut up shop” after acquiring a 2 or 3 goal lead . How many games in the league post Fergie have Utd scored 4 or more goals ????
 

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Can't see us scoring one this season, we don't create enough.
 

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Simple reason, the player scoring 2 never finishes the game. Every time we get a player scoring 2 they are subbed without fail. I can't remember the last time a player who started the game and scored two was on the pitch at the full-time whistle.
 

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What was Rashford doing at the end there? One touch in to space then drill it!
 

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I don't understand why Rashford didn't just smash it, the keeper is suspect and probably would have fumbled it again.

Alas, the drought continues
 

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I really thought Rashford was going to do it when he was clean through, then he just stopped. If he ran straight at goal he probably would have scored
 

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Simple reason, the player scoring 2 never finishes the game. Every time we get a player scoring 2 they are subbed without fail. I can't remember the last time a player who started the game and scored two was on the pitch at the full-time whistle.
Last Night :)
 

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Rashford scored 2 and hit the bar in the game
Pogba scored 2 and hit the post (vs Bournemouth or Huddersfield) last season.
Lukaku scored 2 and we got penalty which Pogba took .

I thought Rashford will finally break it vs Spurs when he had whole half to score 1.
 

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Rashford should have had it, just stopped when it looked like he was clean through. think Ole's right with our forwards, they need to learn to love scoring.

Wont get a better chance when on 2 goals than that
 

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Rashford should have had it, just stopped when it looked like he was clean through. think Ole's right with our forwards, they need to learn to love scoring.

Wont get a better chance when on 2 goals than that
His 1st touch was off and took him wide. Pity as he deserved it.