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5 stats that show Manchester United are improving under Jose Mourinho

Sujith Mohan
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14.91K   //    26 Apr 2018, 09:56 IST

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Sir Alex Ferguson won the Premier League title in his last season at Old Trafford. Ever since his departure in 2013, Manchester United have not finished in the top 3 in the Premier League. The fear factor has gone and they struggled to win games at Old Trafford.

It is always difficult to replace a manager like Sir Alex Ferguson, and the two managers after his departure, David Moyes and Louis van Gaal, failed miserably. In the three years before Jose Mourinho’s arrival, United managed to qualify for the Champions League on only one occasion and lifted only two cups, the 2013 Community Shield and 2016/17 FA Cup. 

Jose Mourinho was appointed as the manager in 2016. Though he finished sixth in the league, he led them to win the Europe League and the League Cup. His first season was a good one, if not great. United are currently second in the league and in the final of the FA Cup. The UEFA Champions League exit was a painful one, but Mourinho has done a lot of good things at United this season.

Manchester United has certainly improved under Jose Mourinho and here are five stats that prove it. 


#5 Highest league finish since Ferguson era

David Moyes’ only season (2013/14) at Old Trafford ended in disaster as Manchester United finished seventh in the Premier League. They lost 12 games in the season and finished below Everton.

Van Gaal’s arrival did not turn things in a big way as United finished fourth and fifth in his two seasons. 

After the arrival of Jose Mourinho, he led United to a sixth-place finish in his first season. However, things have changed drastically in this season. United are only behind City in the current league standings and are having their best PL season since Ferguson's departure. 

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