Manchester United are back at the top for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure from the club in 2013, thanks in no small way to the guidance of Jose Mourinho.
There is no two ways about it, Mourinho is a fantastic manager. He’s a winner.
He may ruffle feathers everywhere he goes, he has the ability to recurringly fall out with some of his players from time to time, but everywhere he has went he has brought success.
Success follows Mourinho like a dog follows a bone. His role of honour speaks for itself.
If last season, his first season in charge at Old Trafford during which he brought home the League Cup and Europa League which effectively brought Champions League football to United, was a ‘settling in’ period, this season was always going to prove fruitful for the Red Devils.
If the scintillating early season form they have displayed so far is anything to go by, United should be right in the mix in all the big competitions come the end of the season.
Frank Lampard is a man who knows all about how the Portuguese native is capable of extracting the best form out of the players at his disposal. He was a key figure at Chelsea in Mourinho’s first reign at Stamford Bridge where they brought unprecedented levels of winning to the Kings’ Road club.
For that reason, he is best equipped to voice what it is that makes Jose the ‘Special One’. Below, he details the personal connection he felt with his former boss.
Rio Ferdinand and Steven Gerrard compared the styles of different managers that they preferred to play under and gave their assessments of why Mourinho is so prone to winning.
Check it out in the clip below: