Telling stats behind United's humiliating defeat to Spurs

Jose Mourinho and Paul Pogba File

Harry Kane backed Tottenham to challenge for the Premier League title after scoring the opening goal in Monday's 3-0 win over Manchester United.

Jose Mourinho's future is hanging by a thread after Spurs ensured Manchester United got off to their worst start in 26 years.

David de Gea had already denied Kane and Dele Alli had seen a goalbound effort deflected wide by the time Kane rose highest from Kieran Trippier's corner to loop a header into the net. The only way to do that is to come to places like this and get the three points.

Mourinho later walked out of the news conference waving three fingers to emphasis the Premier League titles he has won and angrily demanding "respect, respect, respect" from the reporters. Since moving on to United, though, the manager has struggled given the talent. Three for me and two for them two. Three, nil. But also means three premierships, and I won more premierships alone than the other 19 [current English Premier League] managers together.

"Jose Mourinho has fallen out with Manchester United's directors for the same reasons Conte did at Chelsea - not getting the players he wanted - and it is not a happy camp at Old Trafford".

Romelu Lukaku had numerous chances to give United what at the time would have been a deserved lead, including dragging across the face of an open goal after rounding Lloris.

The England worldwide, who opened the scoring against United before Lucas Moura bagged a brace, told Tottenham's official website: "It's massive, just what we needed".

But, ultimately, defensive and mental brittleness saw Mourinho's men collapse, with just 133 seconds between the visitors' first and second goals.

Moura added his second of the evening in the 84th, superbly beating Chris Smalling and firing into the bottom corner after a swift break to seal a 3-0 win. After the match, Mourinho did his post-match interview and had some strong words to the media.

"I don't think its normal for a team to lose a game at home and for supporters to react [like that]", he said.

By trying to make things more entertaining they left themselves more vulnerable to this exact tactic - but were also far more entertaining to watch.

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