Tottenham laid down a marker with United win, says Harry Kane

Tottenham laid down a marker with United win, says Harry Kane

Tottenham laid down a marker with United win, says Harry Kane

The Special One suffered his heaviest ever home defeat as a manager last night as Tottenham ran out 3-0 winners at Old Trafford.

It's hard to speculate what will happen in the next few days or even weeks, but it certainly had a feeling of finality about it. Mourinho appeared quite emotional during the entire episode, soaking in the moment and clearly hoping to encapsulate the scene in his memory. The Mirror say the result leaves Mourinho on the brink, and noted how the United boss' elongated applause towards the Stretford End signalled how his time at Old Trafford could be coming to an end.

What was the clapping all about?

That didn't look too good to me.

Mourinho's side was shut out, 3-0, by Spurs, handing Man United its second straight loss three games into the campaign. Nothing improved after that and they lost their next two games as well as the Community Shield, which led to the coach leaving in December with the club in 14th place. We played very well.

"And then something changed the game a little bit".

Under fire for the poor performances and the championship-level expectations, Mourinho told reporters that not all of the club's fans pay attention to the rumors surrounding his job security.

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On minute 50 they have one corner and score a goal and with that goal you want to transform the story of the game. Shaw believes it should have been "game over" by half-time as United impressed against a frustrated Spurs side.

Mourinho added: "I don't think it's normal for a team to lose at home and (the fans) react like that". It is not just as simple as saying we believe we can win, we are ready to compete. and then the performance is so bad and you find they were not ready to compete.

"A team that fights like that, with that solidarity, is united and there is no unity without the manager", he explained.

This is a team that is sloppy, doesn't respond to his system and despite the players in attack, has yet to show quality and consistency this season. Eventually, he nods in appreciation and even a bit of understanding.

"The market is closed, there is no market until the first of January", Mourinho said.

Asked for his response, Pochettino said: 'Of course I need to see the game again and maybe I agree with him. In his third, Mourinho clashed with almost everyone - his players, other coaches, referees, journalists - and would eventually step down, calling the season "the worst of my career". That is more than the other 19 Premier League coaches put together. It gives Spurs a maximum nine points from three games, placing them second to Liverpool on goal difference.

"If they're going to win the title, he'll be the main player in terms of them doing that".

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