For a club that has been accustomed to winning trophies at a regular interval, the last three years have been quite disappointing for Manchester United. There was always a question that can Manchester United continue their glory days even after Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure? In came David Moyes; the Scottish had to fill in the shoes of one of the best footballing brains in the world. There were high hopes of him from his very first day at the Old Trafford and he started off in a flyer. United lifted the Community Shield defeating Wigan Athletic 2-0. However, that glory didn’t last long, after a ‘poor’ season United ultimately finished in the 7th position. Moyes was sacked in April, and the board members announced Louis van Gaal as the gaffer in May 2014. But the scenario didn’t change even after buying players like Angel Di Maria, Marcos Rojo and Radamel Falcao; van Gaal failed to deliver success in his first year. But, at the final days of his tenure, he gave the Red Devils something to rejoice for; the long-awaited FA Cup.
Two days after the FA Cup glory, van Gaal was sacked and the directors were searching for a manager with good Premier League track record and a righteous successor for SAF. On May 27th to the much delight of the fans, Manchester united declared Jose Mourinho as their manager. One of the great football coaches in the modern era, Mourinho wasted no time in rebuilding the squad. He brought some young guns in the team along with the Swedish superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic. To solve the defensive problems United has been facing for the last few years he signed Eric Bailly from Villarreal. And lastly United brought back their former player Paul Pogba for a record fee. With a star-studded squad and a brilliant tactician, here are the 5 positive signs for them ahead of the upcoming season:
1. Jose Mourinho’s Win Ratio
The Portuguese himself is an important factor in United’s glory hunt. His record does most of the talking: three Premier League titles, one La Liga crown, two Serie A titles and two Champions League triumphs are the most important among all his achievements. It seems about right that Manchester United have finally got a manager with both charisma and a great tactical brain to bring back their happy days as well as attracting some exciting prospects to the club. An awesome 66% win ratio in the Premier League, Mourinho can be defined as one of the greatest managers the English Premier League has seen. Again it must be mentioned that Old Trafford is a place for a person like him and he surely will relish the coming months with his ultimate job.