When Watford beat Manchester United in October, the atmosphere at the club looked poisonous. The Red Devils would go on to lose three times that week, and some people were already calling for the head of the Portuguese tactician.
A 4-0 drubbing by former club, Chelsea turned everything around, as the 20-time English giants have lost just once in the five months since that time. United are currently sixth on the Premier League table, just four points behind Manchester City, who are placed second.
Mourinho has brought back the attacking flair the club is known for, but will be pragmatic to get the results he wants, as evidenced by the 0-0 draw at Anfield earlier in the season.
The team has been invigorated by the Portuguese methods, and even Juan Mata, who had a rocky relationship with his manager in their days at Chelsea has been effusive in his praise of the former Real Madrid manager.
The club are still in the running for three cups, and in Mourinho fashion, will sweat blood in their quest for glory.
The English press have barely had a sniff for Mourinho’s progress at Old Trafford, surprising given the excellent relationship between them and the tactician, as all attention has shifted to Antonio Conte, who has seemingly worked wonders with Chelsea.
Manchester United are getting back to their Sir Alex Ferguson best, and next season will be interesting to look out for. No one should ever underestimate Jose Mourinho, he is still the Special One. Only that, people have failed to acknowledge that this season.