Jose Mourinho is set to break an incredible record held by Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United.
Under the legendary Scotsman, United’s home ground became a place where teams came to secure a draw, and didn’t even think about the possibility of winning. Old Trafford was quiet rightly known as a fortress.
Since Sir Alex retired, though, the renowned stadium became a milking ground for opposition teams. David Moyes and Louis van Gaal had woeful home records, and it became very common for teams to go to the Theatre of Dreams and leave with a point or three.
Jose Mourinho arrived at Old Trafford last summer with a hope of turning things around, and it seems like he has done just that. The Portuguese has been known for having a formidable home record with every club he manages, and Sunday’s 4-0 home win against Everton was a testament to that fact.
The win over the beleaguered Toffees means that Mourinho has now gone 105 games unbeaten at home on a Sunday.
More importantly, it represented something of far greater significance to United. The Red Devils have now gone unbeaten at home since their 2-1 defeat to Manchester City last September – they have played 33 games at home since then, and haven’t lost a single one.
This has drawn Mourinho closer to breaking Sir Alex’s incredible record of 37 home games without a defeat.
Burton Albion, Crystal Palace, Spurs, Benfica, and Newcastle provide opposition for United’s next five games at home, and if they are to win all of these games, it will be evidence that Mourinho has achieved his primary objective since joining the club – bringing about stability for the first time in four years since the greatest manager of all time left the hot seat.
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