5 reasons why Jose Mourinho is the best manager in England

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 07: Jose Mourinho, Manager of Manchester United celebrates victory following the Emirates FA Cup third round match between Manchester United and Reading at Old Trafford on January 7, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 07: Jose Mourinho, Manager of Manchester United celebrates victory following the Emirates FA Cup third round match between Manchester United and Reading at Old Trafford on January 7, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images) /
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New signings Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Eric Bailly have all made great starts to their United careers
New signings Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Eric Bailly have all made great starts to their United careers /

4. Mourinho’s signings are proving their worth

Jose Mourinho outlined his plans for the transfer window to Ed Woodward on the day of his arrival at the club. He wanted to make four new signings, and he got them all. And he has already claimed that he knows who he wants to sign next summer.

Eric Bailly, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba all joined Manchester United in the summer, and have proved to be four of United’s best players this season. Bailly made a superb start to his United career before he was sidelined with injury and then had to leave for the African Cup of Nations.

Ibrahimovic already has 19 goals to his name this season, two more than last season’s top scorer Anthony Martial managed throughout last season. World record signing Paul Pogba has also shown why he is considered one of the world’s best midfielders with some of his performances. And while he has struggled in some games, the 23-year old will only get better next season.

Jose Mourinho must also be praised for his handling of the Henrikh Mkhitaryan situation. The Armenian struggled with injury and was left out of the side by manager Jose Mourinho for three months after failing to settle in Manchester. But since his comeback in November, Mkhitaryan has been United’s star man and has scored three stunning goals, including a scorpion kick against Sunderland.

It was Jose Mourinho’s confidence and belief in Mkhitaryan that helped him become United’s star man after a torrid three months.