Manchester United won their sixth Premier League in a row on Monday evening after making the trip to London to play their second game in 2 days. West Ham United were the victims, who fell to a 2-0 defeat thanks to goals from Juan Mata and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
It was a hard fought victory for the Red Devils, despite having a man advantage for the vast majority of the game. Sofiane Feghouli was sent off in the fifteenth minute, a decision that looked like a harsh one from referee Mike Dean.
A heavy dose of luck then, but United worked hard for their victory and their quality eventually shone through.
The result means that Mourinho has managed something significant. He’s guided United to their best form since the Alex Ferguson-era at Old Trafford, as this stat from Squawka shows.
United have now gone 13 games unbeaten in all competitions for the first time since Ferguson was in charge, in 2013.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 2, 2017
Mourinho was brought to the club to bring glory days back to the club and while there’s obviously plenty of work to do, this shows things are most definitely going in the right direction.
There’s every chance that the side are going to kick on now and push their way into the top 4 positions. A return to the Champions League would be another massive step forward for Mourinho at Man United.