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Stats: Manchester United's possible final league standing

Nived Zenith
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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 23:  Jose Mourinho manager of Manchester United speaks during a Manchester United press conference on the eve of their UEFA Europa League match against Feyenoord at Aon Training Complex on November 23, 2016 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United are currently in the sixth position, 11 points adrift fro leaders Chelsea

Jose Mourinho’s life as Manchester United manager has not quite gone according to the script after their recent 1-1 draw at home against West Ham United. The result meant that the Red Devils are currently sixth in the table and are without a win at Old Trafford for four straight league games, which is their worst run since 1990. The 53-year-old was also sent off to the stands in their disappointing draw against strugglers West Ham.

However, an interesting observation of Mourinho’s past performances at his previous clubs might have just given a hint on where United could finish at the end of the season. Not surprisingly, stats reveal that all of Mourinho’s sides in the past (Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid) were able to retain their position in the table, after Matchday twelve, until the end of the season.

Mourinho's record after 12 league games
TeamPlayedWinDrawLossPointsPositionFinal standing
FC Porto12930301st1st
Chelsea FC12921291st1st


Inter Milan12831271st1st
Real Madrid121020321st2nd

The Red Devils are currently sixth in the table after 13 games and Mourinho’s previous records could slightly hint at United’s position at the end of the season. However, the manager will be looking at reinforcements in January to try and push them further up the table and prove their mettle in the second half of the season.

The Portuguese has proved his credentials all around Europe by winning league titles in four different top-flight leagues but has been under the firing line recently after having spent close to £150 million in the summer. 

Mourinho was charged for his touchline antics against West Ham, his second of the season, by the FA and is expected to face atleast a two-match suspension according to reports. United will face Everton away from home on Sunday as they look to recapture their form leading up to the busy festive season.

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