Former Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has said he is a ‘much better coach’ at Manchester United than any of his previous clubs.
The Portuguese tactician has found life at Old Trafford challenging but he has developed a side over the summer transfer window who are yet to lose a Premier League game and sit joint at the top of the table with Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.
Mourinho, who famously battled Guardiola during their times at Madrid and Barcelona respectively, won several honours with the Spanish club before returning to Chelsea.
Having been appointed United boss last summer he guided them to three trophies in his first season, winning the Community Shield, The League Cup and the Europa League.
And, Mourinho believes he is a better coach then ever, speaking on his emotions and commenting on his maturity as a manager.
“I am a much better coach today, precisely because of the different control of my emotions, the way I deal with difficulties. I feel more mature,” he said.
Having finished sixth last season in the league, Mourinho was asked about his side’s impressive start to the season this time round.
“Nothing happened yet. Last year the season started much harder and ended very well, this year it started very well and we don’t know how it will end.
“In another league it could be said that a team that starts with seven wins and a draw would almost mean the title, but in England it doesn’t mean anything, not even that we will finish in the first four places.”
Having beaten Crystal Palace 4-0 to close before the international break, United face Liverpool away on their return at Anfield.
The English club will then face Benfica in the Champions League, a competition they returned to due to their Europa League success last season.