Jose Mourinho will be looking to build on the relative success he’s achieved at Man United in his Old Trafford debut season having led them to the Community Shield, EFL Cup and Europa League trophy.
The Portuguese tactician joined Man United with the pedigree of a coach who is thirsty for trophies and this is evident from his days at União de Leiria back in 2001. With United, he ended in sixth position on the Premier League log but it was attributed to the Europa games played by the Red Devils on Thursday.
Ahead of the upcoming season, the Special One has bolstered his squad, unleashing a major chunk of his transfer funds on Romelu Lukaku and Victor Lindelof. Mourinho wants one or two more signings but we think United could seal the 2017/2018 Premier League title because of the following reasons.
Second season master class
Jose Mourinho has won the League in the second season for every Club he has managed. Although, this could be dismissed as superstitious, we think the glory days of Man United in the Epl will start from the upcoming season.
He has top class managers in Pep Guardiola, Antonio Conte and Arsene Wenger to beat but just like he did it for Porto and Chelsea in his second season with them, he is likely to do same for United.
David De Gea
The goalkeeper has been a subject of heavy transfer speculation but Man United have dismissed the possibility of the player leaving Old Trafford for Madrid this term.
In De Gea, Man United have the best goalkeeper in the Premier League. It was alluded that he saved the Red Devils 18 points in the penultimate season and his acrobatics in-between saw him gulped 14 clean sheets last season even though injuries hampered the best centre-back pair of United for the most part of the season.
If he replicates the same form, Man United will win the League.
United ended last season on sixth position but United conceded the second least goals in the League despite lengthy absence of first choice defenders. The Red devils conceded 29 League goals behind Tottenham’s 26.
Mourinho has already bolstered his defense and it can only get better next season.