One of the biggest criticisms aimed at Van Gaal was that his side’s attacking instincts were curbed by his stifling regime.
Mourinho has never exactly been known for playing attack football himself, but United already look a far slicker outfit under his tutelage.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Wayne Rooney and Marcus Rashford have all opened their league accounts already – and the club’s attack will only improve once Henrikh Mkhitaryan gets given more starting opportunities.
Swagger is back
Though Van Gaal did signed Galacticos such as Angel di Maria and Radamel Falcao, the two flopped and left Old Trafford after less than a year at the club.
However, Mourinho’s own blockbuster signings immediately look like they can live up to the hype.
Ibrahimovic has scored four times in all competitions for the club already, Pogba looks powerful in the middle of the park and Henrikh Mkhitaryan has shown glimpses of his class.