United sit sixth in the table though, having failed to turn draws into wins on numerous occasions – but that’s not through a lack of trying.
The Manchester outfit have been much more attack-minded under Mourinho than they were with Louis van Gaal at the helm last year.
United’s 37 shots against Burnley in their 0-0 draw back in October was a point in proof.
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Who could Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho start against Leicester City?
Jose Mourinho was a big fan of David De Gea's save against West Ham
How many times was David De Gea man of the match in the last three seasons? How many times was David De Gea man of the match this season? I think this season, he was never man of the match. Never.
And with the opposition goalkeeper having to do all the work this time round, Mourinho acknowledges De Gea has had a quieter season to date in between the sticks.
“How many times was the opposing goalkeeper the man of the match against us?” said Mourinho. “For sure, five, six, seven times they won man of the match against us. That says a lot.
“How many times was David De Gea man of the match in the last three seasons? How many times was David De Gea man of the match this season? I think this season, he was never man of the match. Never.
Jose Mourinho believes his side are more attack-minded
Jose Mourinho says David De Gea had a lot more to do last season
“He had an important save against West Ham when it was 0-0, but apart from that, I don’t remember David being crucial for us.
“But opposing goalkeepers lots of times were the man of the match against us. That says a lot. How many times we hit the post? That says a lot.”
De Gea will once again be hoping for a quiet afternoon when they travel to Leicester tomorrow (4pm).