If you haven’t already made your mind up regarding Manchester United’s chances of winning the Premier League this season, a shock set of statistics sums up the challenge ahead.
Ahead of Sunday’s match between Chelsea and Manchester United, the boffins at the fantasy football game Oulala have compared Jose Mourinho’s start as United manager, to the beginning of his second spell at Stamford Bridge.
Mourinho and Chelsea finished third in 2013-14 behind Liverpool and Manchester City. That’s bad news for United fans, as that Chelsea side made a much better start to the season than Mourinho’s current team.
Oulala analysed ten key statistics and found that in Chelsea’s first eight games of 2013-14, they outperformed the 2016-17 Manchester United side in every area.
Do these statistics categorically rule out a Manchester United title win this season?