Mourinho's Manchester United record is worse than Van Gaal's first Premier League season

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The Portuguese manager has fallen behind the pace set by the Dutchman during his first season in charge at Old Trafford

Jose Mourinho was brought in as Manchester United manager to improve upon the standard set by Louis van Gaal.

So far, however, 'The Special One' has failed to do that. 

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After Tuesday night's 1-1 draw with Everton at Old Trafford, the Red Devils have recorded 14 wins, 12 draws and three losses in the Premier League during Mourinho's first season in charge. 

That record is good for 54 points – two fewer than Van Gaal had after 29 league games in the 2014/15 season.

Van Gaal led the Red Devils to a fourth-place finish in that campaign – the first of his two seasons in charge at Old Trafford.

With United sitting four points behind rivals Manchester City in fourth position, Mourinho will need a massive effort from his club over the season's final nine league matches to equal the feat of his Dutch predecessor.