Manchester United set new club record under Jose Mourinho after beating Benfica

Manchester United set new club record under Jose Mourinho after beating Benfica

Jose Mourinho sets new Manchester United record
Jose Mourinho took over at Manchester United in the summer of 2016 (Picture: Getty)

Manchester United have set a new club record after extending their unbeaten home run to 38 games.

A 2-0 victory over Benfica in the Champions League took United to the milestone while putting them on the brink of qualification for the next round of the competition.

Since Jose Mourinho took over in the Old Trafford hot-seat in the summer of 2016, United have only lost one home game in all competitions.

That defeat came against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City last September – in their 38 subsequent home games United have drawn 11 matches and won an impressive 27.

Jose Mourinho sets new Manchester United record
The Red Devils clinched a 2-0 win over Benfica (Picture: Getty)
Jose Mourinho sets new Manchester United record
Daley Blind was on target in the Champions League victory (Picture: Getty)

Speaking after United’s most recent success, Tuesday’s 2-0 win over Portuguese outfit Benfica, Mourinho said: ‘I’m more than happy.

‘We changed a lot of players, we broke the natural dynamic of the team and the routine.

‘Also we played a kid from the academy [Scott McTominay], we scored two goals, we didn’t conceded – three more points, more money for the club.’

Manchester United 2017/18 Fixtures

Chelsea (A) – Sun 5 Nov
Newcastle United (H) – Sat 18 Nov
Basel (A) – Wed 22 Nov (Champions League)
Brighton (H) – Sat 25 Nov
Watford (A) – Tue 28 Nov

In his first season at the Theatre of Dreams, Mourinho won the EFL Cup and Europa League to qualify for the Champions League.

Taking 23 points from their ten league fixtures during the start of the 2017-18 campaign, United are currently second in the table, five points behind rivals Man City.

The Red Devils will hope to close the gap on City this weekend when they face reigning Premier League champions and Mourinho’s former club, Chelsea.

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Published at Wed, 01 Nov 2017 01:07:30 +0000

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