Four stats that prove Mourinho’s made Man United worse
Few managers throughout Manchester United‘s illustrious history have split opinion quite like Louis van Gaal. Whilst results were, on the most part, acceptable, performances certainly weren’t.
A stubborn willingness to stick with controversially conservative tactics had LVG’s Red Devils career dangling by a thread during the final months of his reign, as fans became increasingly vocal in their dissidence.
Just days after lifting the FA Cup at the end of last season, the first major trophy of the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era, the Dutchman’s departure was announced by the club.
Van Gaal’s exit paved the way for United to appoint Jose Mourinho, one of the greatest managers of his generation who is expected to bring a consistent supply of silverware back to Old Trafford.
But the grass isn’t always greener and ‘the Special One’ hasn’t got off to the most convincing of starts. In fact, the stats suggest United were actually better off under his much-maligned predecessor. We take a look at four which prove just that…