Jose Mourinho deserves a lot of credit for pulling his Manchester United side out of their recent dip in form.
Doubters were beginning to write off the Red Devils’ title hopes as they slipped to one win from eight Premier League outings between October and December.
But Mourinho has managed to turn things around at Old Trafford and guided his team to five wins on the bounce in all competitions.
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While United have hardly set the world alight with the midway point of the season approaching, it should be noted that they have tasted defeat on only five occasions under the Portuguese.
In typical Mourinho fashion, he has made his side extremely hard to beat and although some will criticise his philosophy, it is one that has earned him a significant record during his first season in charge.
The three-time Premier League winner as Chelsea manager boasts the highest win percentage of any man who has walked the touchline as head coach of the famous club.
He might be only 28 games into his tenure, but his results to date indicate he is on track to return United to the winning ways in the long run.
It is obviously far too early to assess his chances of matching what Sir Alex Ferguson achieved over the course of 1,500 matches, but other managers provide some valuable context to how Mourinho has fared so far.
David Moyes registered a win percentage of 50.9% during his 51 matches at the helm before getting the sack in April 2014.
Louis van Gaal was also given his marching orders after achieving a similar figure of 52.4% over the course of 103 outings.
For what it is worth at this early stage of his spell at United, Mourinho is seemingly building a solid foundation to make a push for multiple honours next season and beyond.
Louis van Gaal
T J Wallworth