Manchester United had a rough moment in the league competition since Alex Ferguson's tenure ended in 2013. The Scot stayed at Old Trafford for 27 years winning both domestic, European and world club titles for the club. No one of sane mind can bring a debate seeking to know the best manager Manchester United has had so far because all answers would point Alex Ferguson.

The post-Ferguson era is what the fans and management have found very intriguing, with the Red Devils only managing to finish once in the Top Four position in the league. Winning a league title has been a dream that any Manchester United fan couldn't contemplate dreaming because it appeared so elusive with the team failing to secure even Champions League spots after the exit of Sir Alex Ferguson.

The troubles started soon after hiring David Moyes from Everton which culminated into Manchester United breaking records for the negative reasons. The challenges ensued after firing Moyes only to replace him with Luis Van Gaal who maintained the status quo Moyes had set. #Jose Mourinho joined the club and finished in the sixth position in the league but still secured an automatic UEFA Champions League spot after winning the Europa Cup. The Red Devils are currently blazing and are in the second position only dwarfing their neighbors, Manchester City who tops the league on the goal difference.

Mourinho's favorite currencies are trophies

It's evident that Mourinho likes winning titles in any club that he has offered his services in the past. He won league titles with Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid in the past.

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It's better if we restrict ourselves to his #Premier League credentials where he won the league for The Blues in his debut season before winning the same title in the subsequent season. Jose Mourinho who calls himself 'The Special One' came back to Chelsea for his second spell and won the English title in his second season after switching positions with Carlo Ancelotti who exited Chelsea for Real Madrid.

Manchester United finished at position six in Mourinho's first season, and many viewed as an underachievement for the manager who as always finished in top three in the clubs he coached previously. However, Mourinho's critics never realized that the manager won other three silverware for the Red Devils including UEFA Europa Cup, League Cup and the Community Charity Shield only in his debut season.

Despite Manchester United finishing sixth in the log last season, they only lost five games the same way Chelsea who won the league did, but the problem is that there were too many draws in Manchester United's league games.

If the Red Devils can keep up the unbeaten run they had in the previous season and reduce the number of draws this season, then they are likely to make it hard for Chelsea to defend the trophy.

Mourinho's strengths

The former Porto manager isn't a newcomer to English football as he had coached Chelsea in two occasions and winning the trophy he's now gunning for in both spells at Stamford Bridge. In fact, Mourinho has won more Premier League glories than any other manager currently in the league including Arsene Wenger who has been at Arsenal since 1996.

'The Happy One' as he called himself upon his return to Chelsea likes to work with players he had coached before. When he went to Chelsea for the first time, he took with him Riccardo Carvalho, Paulo Ferreira and Tiago from Porto to his winning Chelsea side. When Mourinho went to Real Madrid, he took Michael Essien and Riccardo Carvalho from Chelsea to gel his Madrid squad. He's happy to find several players whom he had previously worked with in other clubs. The players include; Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Romelu Lukaku, Juan Mata and Nemanja Matic.

The support that Manchester United team enjoys in Britain and across the globe is massive. Old Trafford, for instance, carries the highest capacity in the Premier League. The Portuguese manager's side has begun the season on a strong note scoring many goals while conceding a paltry two goals after Week 6 of the league. Only Manchester City has scored more goals than the Red Devils.

Manchester United currently boast of a star-studded team with top-notch players like Lukaku, David De Gea, Nemanja Matic, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba. The youthful Marcos Rashford is another performer who scores goals even against top sides. The biggest asset that Mourinho has at Old Trafford is the squad depth that consists of players with almost equal ability. The squad depth is helpful in tight fixtures, suspensions, and incidences of injuries. Which side can stop Manchester United from winning for the first time since Ferguson left?