Jose Mourinho breaks 79-year Manchester United record against Southampton

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Jose Mourinho has only been at Manchester United for a couple of months, but the revered Portuguese coach has already made a seismic impact at Old Trafford.

The 53-year-old, with the help of United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, has transformed the team by bringing in Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba, Eric Bailly and Henrikh Mkhitaryan this summer.

Mourinho also appears to have brought the fear-factor back to Old Trafford; during Friday night’s 2-0 win over Southampton, the United players produced an outstanding team performance.


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Zlatan scored twice and took the Man of the Match award, but every player was superb.

Even the much-maligned Marouane Fellaini, for the second match in a row, didn’t put a foot wrong.

Mourinho breaks 79-year record

That victory over the Saints broke a 79-year record at United.

Despite the Red Devils’ huge success, particularly under Sir Alex Ferguson, Mourinho is the first Manchester United manager to win his first three games in charge of the English giants, according to Squawka.

The last manager to achieve that feat? Walter Crickmer way back in November 1937 - before the Second World War had even begun.

Crickmer, in his second spell with United, stayed on until February 1945.

If Mourinho lasts at United for a similar period of time, it’s safe to say he’ll have done an excellent job at Old Trafford.

Perfect start for Mourinho at United

It’s been a case of so far, so good for the former Chelsea boss this season.

His first competitive victory came against Leicester City in the Community Shield, followed by a convincing 3-1 win over Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium.

Mourinho will now be hoping to make it four wins from four against Hull City next Saturday afternoon.

Will Jose Mourinho win the Premier League title with Manchester United this season? Have your say by leaving a comment below.

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