José Mourinho has had the last laugh over his former club as his Tottenham hit Ole Gunnar Solskjӕr’s side for six.
The Red Devils conceded six for the third time in Premier League history and the first since the 6-1 home loss to Roberto Mancini’s rampant Manchester City side in 2011. However, as bad as the home side were, all the attention should go to Spurs.
Tottenham looked confident and ready for the game unlike Manchester United. Despite going 1-0 down within the first two minutes due to a Bruno Fernandes penalty, the visitors stuck to their game plan.
A revitalised Tanguy Ndombele equalised two minutes later and not long after that the Lilywhites had taken the lead through Heung-Min Son. This was a sign of things to come as by half time Mourinho’s men had scored two more without reply.
However, before Tottenham added to their two goals, the home side were reduced to 10 men. Anthony Martial hit Erik Lamela in the face after the Argentine pushed the Frenchman as they were waiting for the corner to be taken. The red card didn’t change the course of the game as Man United never looked in the match, Tottenham just dominated from start to end.
In the second half, it was more of the same. The home side were second to everything and lacked organisation. A late penalty after Serge Aurier’s goal helped Mourinho’s side to six.
This results highlights the Red Devil’s poor transfer window. Their inability to get deals over the line has left the squad with obvious holes that need investment.
The result sees Tottenham pick up seven points from four games whilst Solskjӕr’s side have three points from their first three games.