Jose Mourinho certainly hasn’t found things easy upon his return to Premier League management and Manchester United’s form has taken a huge nosedive in recent weeks.
A drab goalless draw with Liverpool at Anfield was followed by a crushing defeat at the hands of Chelsea, which left Mourinho’s statistics from his opening nine games with the Red Devils looking eerily similar to those of another former manager at Old Trafford…
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Mourinho’s side are actually worse off than David Moyes’ two years ago, with one fewer goal, an identical tally of points, the same result record and equal count of goals against.
This will set alarm bells ringing across Manchester.
Now six points off the top, and heading into a crucial EFL Cup tie with Manchester City tomorrow evening, the next five Premier League matches could make or break the season for Manchester United, with the Red Devils facing Burnley, Swansea, Arsenal, West Ham and Everton.
A continuation of United’s poor form – they’ve won just one of their last four games in all competitions – could see them struggling to battle for a top four spot and leave the fans questioning the Portuguese boss’ methods further.