Will Jose Mourinho's impressive home league record continue at Manchester United?
By Adam Bate and Adam Smith
Last Updated: 19/08/16 7:49pm
It's one of the most formidable home league records in the history of football but will Jose Mourinho be able to maintain it at Manchester United? We take a look at the numbers behind Mourinho's results on his own patch...
It began in October 2000 with a 2-2 draw with Braga during his brief stint at Benfica. More than a decade and 168 games later, Mourinho had still only lost one home league game.
Even after a difficult end to his time at Chelsea, his career defeats can still be counted on two hands. Here's a detailed look at his record…
Taking over from Jupp Heynckes just four weeks into the season, Mourinho only took charge of five home league games at Benfica - drawing the first before winning the next four.
It was after the last of these wins, a 3-0 triumph over rivals Sporting, that Mourinho demanded a contract extension. When it was refused, he resigned immediately.
Uniao de Leiria (7-3-0)
Mourinho made a big impression at Leiria and was unbeaten in home leagues games throughout his time at the club, beginning once again with a 2-2 draw, against Santa Clara.
Sporting and Benfica were both held to draws before Mourinho went on a run of six consecutive home wins before quitting Leiria in late January 2002 with the team in third.
Mourinho won his first home game, beating Maritimo 2-1, but he tasted league defeat on home soil for the first time soon after as nine-man Porto lost 3-2 to Beira-Mar.
Not only did that prove his only home league defeat as Porto boss but it was one of only three of his 41 matches that Mourinho didn't win - a win percentage of 93 per cent.
It was a tough start for Mourinho at Stamford Bridge with Manchester United first up, but Chelsea won that game 1-0. In fact, they conceded only six goals at home that season.
The Blues went unbeaten through each of the next two seasons too before Mourinho bowed out with his record intact following a goalless draw at home to Blackburn in September 2007.
Mourinho extended his sequence of unbeaten home games beyond the 100 mark during his two-year stay in Italy, kicking off with a 2-1 win over Catania in 2008.
The Portuguese not only won Serie A in both seasons but also won each home Derby della Madonnina against AC Milan and each home Derby d'Italia against Juventus.
Real Madrid (49-5-3)
Mourinho's unbeaten run finally came to an end after almost 10 years when Real Madrid were beaten 1-0 by Sporting Gijon at the Bernabeu in April 2011.
A second defeat followed soon after but Mourinho maintained his impressive home form - winning 49 out of 57 matches and going unbeaten through the 2012/13 campaign.
Mourinho extended his unbeaten home run over both spells as Chelsea boss until his 78th game in charge when lowly Sunderland won 2-1 at Stamford Bridge in April 2014.
Chelsea went unbeaten in west London through 2014/15 before enduring a woeful start to the next season, beaten at home four times before Christmas. The run culminated in Mourinho's sacking.
Mourinho lost only one of his first 168 home league games and still boasts a home win percentage in excess of 80 per cent, a phenomenal record over such a long period of time.
However, he has now lost four of his last seven, a sequence which Mourinho himself describes as a "disaster". So has the aura gone for good or is another streak set to begin?