Stats show how Mourinho is transforming Manchester United

It was a difficult start to life at Manchester United when Jose Mourinho took charge last summer as he guided the team to just five wins in their first 14 Premier League games.

The tide has since turned for the Red Devils and they are currently on a 16-match unbeaten run in the top flight.

They are also one victory away from lifting the EFL Cup, and they also remain in contention for the FA Cup.

On Wednesday night, United sealed their place in the last 16 of the Europa League with a comfortable 1-0 win over St Etienne in the second leg of their last-32 tie in France.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who suffered a hamstring injury during the game, was the only scorer, lifting the team to a 4-0 triumph on aggregate.

Not only did the result push United into the next phase of the competition, it also proved how much the team’s defensive strengths have improved.

As Opta reveals, Wednesday’s game marked the first time that the Red Devils have kept four consecutive clean sheets in Europe in under four years.

There are also vast improvements in attack for United having only gone one game in their last 26 without finding the back of the net.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the club’s current leading scorer on 24 goals, 15 of which have been struck in the top flight.

The downside for United is that their impressive form has come too late in regard to a title challenge, with Chelsea sitting at the top, 12 points above the North-West outfit with 13 games left to play.

Article title: Stats show how Mourinho is transforming Manchester United

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