Manchester United manager José Mourinho ended a postgame press conference on a fiery note after suffering home defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on Monday.
Tottenham grew into the game and then exploded into life in the second half with three goals, the first coming on 50 minutes from the head of Harry Kane.
Although it won’t be Nemanja Matic’s Manchester United debut, the Manchester Evening News are reporting that the Serbian could be one among three centre-backs that Jose Mourinho is set to deploy in a back five. “What is this also?”
It’s the first time since the 1992/93 season – the inaugural Premier League season – that United have lost two of their opening three matches.
In an interview with Ukrainian outlet Football.ua the 35-year-old, who earlier this month signed with Danish Superliga outfit Esbjerg fB, has backed his former club to win major honours, and he believes that Pochettino’s are now one of the top-5 teams in world football.
At full-time, Mourinho walked on the pitched and grabbed a word with Shaw to try and raise his spirits, having been hugely impressed with his start to the new Premier League season. Three for me and two for them two.
Kane connected with Kieran Trippier’s corner and beat David de Gea before Lucas Moura added a second two minutes later and wrapped up the win with a third six minutes from time.
Mourinho’s sour mood hasn’t been reserved just for his players, but also the club’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward for a perceived lack of backing in the transfer window.
“I’m a big fan of him [Rashford] and I don’t think Jose Mourinho is getting the best out of him with substitute appearances”, Le Tissier told Sky Sports.
“I just think that if anyone that watched this game…one thing they know for sure, the team is united”.
“It’s only about Tottenham’s finishing that got them the victory – normally that result would never happen”. He wants to keep his place and we all do.
If United is to push for the title and do well in the Champions League – the draw for the group stage is Thursday – then Pogba is going to have replicate the consistency of performance he displayed during France’s successful World Cup campaign.
“And obviously to the fans that came out tonight, we’re sorry, we’ll be better next week”.
“At the final whistle, the way they clapped the team was really respectful, and that was nice for us as players to receive after a disappointing result”.