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The damning statistics from Jose Mourinho’s first season at Manchester United

The damning statistics: Mourinho’s first season at Manchester United

20/05/2017 at 13:28Updated 20/05/2017 at 14:28

Manchester United succumbed to their 15th draw of the season on Wednesday in a stalemate that saw just one shot on target from United – an Eric Bailly effort in the eighth minute.

But even more damning for Jose Mourinho in his first season at Old Trafford is that the result guarantees United will win a maximum of 18 matches in the campaign – fewer than in any other Premier League season.

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And that’s not all. Here are some of the other painful stats for Manchester United fans:

– Sixth will be United’s second lowest finish in Premier League history (after the 2013-14 season)

– A maximum tally of 69 points will be the club’s second lowest in PL history (After David Moyes’ 13/14 season)

– Only Louis van Gaal’s side of last season have scored fewer goals in a season than this United’s tally of 52.

– Old Trafford has seen just seven wins this season – fewer than relegated Hull City managed at the KCOM Stadium (eight home wins).

– United have scored just 24 home goals this season. Even relegated Hull scored more at home.

– Champions Chelsea have scored more than double the number of goals at home this season.

– Mourinho’s United have drawn 15 league games – the club’s most in a Premier League season.

Jose Mourinho is non-plussed by Manchester United's fixture schedule

Jose Mourinho is non-plussed by Manchester United's fixture schedulePA Sport

Our View:

Try as he might to excuse Manchester United’s lacklustre showing this season, Jose Mourinho can’t hide the fact that his first year at the club has been a major disappointment.

He possesses the most expensively-assembled squad in the Premier League’s history and can call on the services of an array of attacking talent. A group of players including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Anthony Martial, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Marcus Rashford, Juan Mata and Paul Pogba should be capable of playing more entertaining football than United have managed this season. And that’s not even considering Wayne Rooney, who is still a goal threat even with his waning powers.

Win the Europa League final and United will rescue their season. Lose it and Mourinho will have serious questions to answer.