Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has been voted the manager of the month award for August in an online poll conducted by the Premier League.
The Portuguese tactician has made a flying start at Old Trafford, winning all three of his side’s first three matches against Bournemouth, Southampton and Hull City.
United have endured a difficult few years under David Moyes and Louis van Gaal, but look back to their best under the expert guidance of the former Chelsea man.
While Mourinho looks set to take home the prize, it is not yet official until a panel of former players and managers has their say on who should pick up the monthly gong.
Mourinho took 40% of the vote on the Premier League’s official Twitter page, ahead of arch rival Pep Guardiola, who took charge of neighbours Manchester City in the summer.
Antonio Conte was a close second with 33%, after a strong start with Mourinho’s former club Chelsea.
Elsewhere, Blues winger Eden Hazard won the vote for the player of the month prize after a strong August.