Revealed: Jose Mourinho is setting new standards at Manchester United - these stats prove it
Jose Mourinho may have struggled to make his mark in his first few weeks as Manchester United boss, but the statistics now confirm that he currently has the best win percentage of any manager in the club’s illustrious history.
United have not always been convincing during Mourinho’s first season as United boss and they are a massive 14 points behind Premier League leaders Chelsea as they struggle to secure a top four finish in their push to seal a return to the Champions League.
Yet Mourinho can reflect on stats that confirm his 60 per-cent win rate is a step ahead of every other United manager, including Old Trafford icons Sir Matt Busby and Sir Alex Ferguson.
While Mourinho has compiled his win percentage over a much shorter period of time, he has put together statistics that are more impressive that both David Moyes and Louis van Gaal after 35 games, who struggled to make their mark as United manager following Ferguson’s retirement in the summer of 2013.
Mourinho will be hoping to maintain his win percentage over a sustained period and if he can finish this season with a 60 per-cent ratio, there is every chance that he will win a trophy and secure a Champions League return in his first season at United.
Here are the statistics that Mourinho will be keen to promote, with his name sitting proudly at the top of this list of esteemed names:
MANCHESTER UNITED MANAGERS WIN PERCENTAGE
Jose Mourinho (2016-present) – 60%
Sir Alex Ferguson (1986-2013) – 59.67%
David Moyes – (2013-14) 52.94%
Louis van Gaal – (2014-16) 52.43%
Sir Matt Busby – (1945-69, 1970-71) 50.48%
Ron Atkinson – (1981-86) 50%
MOURINHO vs MODERN UNITED MANAGERS IN THEIR FIRST 35 GAMES
David Moyes – 57.1%
Louis van Gaal – 54.3%
Sir Alex Ferguson – 40%