United have really hit the ground running at the start of the new season as they have flown to the top of the Premier League tree unopposed, with The Red Devils winning their first three league matches scoring nine goals and conceding none with the latest triumph been the 2-0 win over Leicester City before the global break.
Crystal Palace fans were craving his return all summer after Sakho won them over with a series of strong performances for Sam Allardyce's side late last season.
However, it was not just his goals that made a difference at United. The former Liverpool defender is back at Selhurst Park under Frank de Boer and while not such an obvious fit for the Dutchman's style of play, his qualities have been hugely missed thus far. "The last three Premier League champions - Chelsea with Mourinho, Leicester with [Claudio] Ranieri, Chelsea with [Antonio] Conte - which of these teams was the most offensive one?" he asks.
"Last season, I lost a season in the chase for this record but Manchester United is where Manchester United has to be and I'm really happy with that".
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If Rose's future at Spurs is indeed over then accepting a player-plus-cash deal with United for Rose could be a good option for them.
Mourinho also refuted suggestions that he is a "short-term" manager despite his tendency to stay three years or less at a club before moving on.
The next season, United again stuttered at the start, with four points from nine, but led by January and remained there by May. Growth, that could ultimately prove to be the difference between United and rest of the top six.
He's building the foundations for his own dynasty in Manchester and the club is taking great strides towards re-establishing itself as a Premier League powerhouse.