Manchester United On Longest Winning Run For Seven Years Under José Mourinho
Posted by John Smith | Published on January 10, 2017
Manchester United’s dominant 2-0 win against Hull City in the League Cup today has led the Red Devils to their ninth successive win in all competitions.
It seem’s all but a distant memory when José Mourinho’s United side were struggling to keep a consistent winning run going this season. After drawing with Everton 1-1 in the Premier League last month, United have gone on to win their next nine consecutive games, whilst being unbeaten since they met Fenerbahce in the Europa League in early November.
Since Sir Alex Ferguson stepped down as manager in 2013, United have struggled to keep a consistent run of form going, but now that Mourinho has developed a working system with the Red Devils, they are finally showing glimpses of their old selves once again. The Tigers will host United for the return leg on January 26, which would send Mourinho’s side to Wembley to potentially face Liverpool or Southampton.
The current winning run of the Manchester club is, surprisingly, the longest winning run they have achieved since September 2009, the season in which they finished second behind Chelsea. United now face-up to Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday, in a game which title hopes can be created or destroyed.