Monday, 3 October 2016

LOUIS VAN-GAAL BETTER THAN JOSE MOURINHO AT MAN UTD AFTER SEVEN GAMES.

Jose Mourinho has worn a wearisome expression in recent weeks as his Manchester United team have failed to find their rhythm in the Premier League.

With the statistic surfacing, Louis Van Gaal accumulated 16 points for Manchester United at this point last season, as opposed to Mourinho's 13 points from seven Premier League games, it is perhaps no wonder that the Portugusese seems to be annoyed.

Having spent over £150million this summer, signing world-class talent in Eric Bailly, Paul Pogba, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Mourinho surely expected a more routine start to his first campaign at United.

However, as the Red Devils failed to beat struggling Stoke City at Old-Trafford on Sunday afternoon - with Joe Allen's 82nd minute equaliser cancelling out substitute Anthony Martial's opener. Mourinho found his side languishing in sixth position.

Mourinho has now won just four of his opening seven League games, drawing one and losing two.
But, Van Gaal picked up five victories from his first seven matches in the League last season, drawing one and losing one.

Amittedly, with the added firepower of Ibrahimovic and now-discovered Marcus Rashford, Mourinho's United have scored one goal more than Van Gaal's team managed last season - 13, as opposed to 12.
Yet, United have leaked far more goals already this term - with eight conceded, instead of five.

That statistic is sure to worry Mourinho most of all, with an average of over one goal conceeded per Premier League game, so far.

LVG'S LEAGUE START 2015-16

Tottenham Hotspur     Home    1-0     Win
Aston Villa                 Away     1-0     Win
Newcastle United      Home     0-0     Draw
Swansea City            Away      1-2    Loss
Liverpool                  Home      3-1    Win
Southampton            Away       3-2    Win
Sunderland               Home       3-0    Win



MOURINHO'S LEAGUE START 2016-17

Bournemouth         Away         3-1       Win
Southampton         Home        2-0        Win
Hull City               Away         1-0        Win
Manchester City   Home         1-2        Loss
Watford               Away          1-3       Loss
Leicester City      Home          4-1       Win
Stoke City           Home          1-1       Draw


After the upcoming international break, United will play Liverpool at Anfield in what could be the biggest test of Mourinho's newly assembled team's character on Monday night, October 17.
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