Published: Tue, August 28, 2018
Entertaiment | By Kelly Sanders

Mourinho insists Man Utd well prepared despite emphatic Tottenham loss

Mourinho insists Man Utd well prepared despite emphatic Tottenham loss

But after a well-matched first half, the visitors ran riot, with Harry Kane opening the scoring 50 minutes in before Lucas Moura hit a double to seal a 3-0 victory.

However, Mourinho's dark arts and the economic strength of Manchester United put the brakes on a potential transfer.

Mourinho is at the front of the firing line with odds on him being the first Premier League manager of the season to lose his job already being slashed after two consecutive defeats. "Three for me and two for them", he said.

Just as the Champions League loss to Sevilla last season was not the time to boast about how many times he'd knocked United out of Europe, this was not the right moment to big up his Premier League record of yesteryear.

"People are now looking at him and people are talking about how much longer he has got at United, which personally I think is stupid". What this means? (Holds three fingers up) 3-0 but also means three Premier Leagues and I won more Premier League alone than the other 19 managers together.

United are launching a new pink away kit on Tuesday, which is appropriate given that they have become a pale imitation of their former self under Mourinho.

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Writing in his column for The Times, Souness said: "Chelsea's failure to defend their title or finish in the top four last season provides a cautionary tale for Manchester United in the current campaign".

Mourinho had made clear throughout the close-season that he wanted a new central defender and his team have shown in the past nine days exactly why.

"Pogba is a very good player, but a Manchester United player right now, and we'll see if something happens in the future".

Asked if he knew what his best defence was, Mourinho accepted he was unsure.

"I'm frustrated but I'm happy with the players and the performance".

Mourinho knows the answer to that question well enough. That his team performed well in the first half against Tottenham and created better chances will not be any consolation for Mourinho considering that he is a manager who has always been only about winning. And you want to transform the story of your game.

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