Man United boss Jose Mourinho demands more 'respect' despite defeat to Spurs

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A second Premier League defeat of the season for Manchester United.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has demanded more respect because he has won more Premier League titles than the other 19 top-flight bosses combined.

The Portuguese endured a particularly spiky press conference after a 3-0 defeat to Tottenham, his heaviest home loss in management, which left the side 13th in the table with just one win from their opening three matches.

However, Mourinho – who won three titles in two spells with Chelsea – was in combative mood when challenged about the criticism coming his way both in the media and from fans, with many of those left inside Old Trafford at the final whistle booing.

“We lost a game because we conceded a goal from the first corner of the match against us,” he said.

“In the first half zero corners, zero free-kicks, on minute 50-something they had one corner and scored a goal, and you want, with that goal, you want to transform the story of the game.

“But don’t lose your time. Today I had the proof the best judge in football are the supporters.”

When it was suggested to Mourinho many had walked out before the end, he added: “I would do the same, losing 3-0 and taking two hours from here to the centre of Manchester.”

The Portuguese then went on the offensive, suggesting those in the media questioning him were orchestrating a campaign.

“Keep trying. Keep trying. Keep trying. We lost last season here against Sevilla and were booed because we deserved it, because we were not good,” he said.

“Today the players left the pitch after losing at home and they were applauded because they deserved it.

“So keep trying. Do you know what was the result? Three-nil. Do you know what this means (holding up three fingers)?

“Three-nil but it also means three Premier Leagues and I won more alone than the other 19 managers together. Three for me and two for them.”

Mourinho then left his seat repeating “respect, respect, respect” as he walked out of the press conference.

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Tottenham delivered a dagger into the hearts of Manchester United at Old Trafford and stayed perfect in their Premier League campaign with a 3-0 win on Monday.

After sputtering in the first half, Spurs roared to life after the break as Harry Kane sent them in the right direction with a pinpoint header before Lucas Moura produced a brace to put the game away.

Here, we rate Mauricio Pochettino’s side after they earned an impressive result.

TOTTENHAM 4-1-2-1-2

Hugo Lloris – His outstretched save to thwart Lukaku in the second half preserved Tottenham’s lead right after they got it. 8

Kieran Trippier – Had his hands full with Shaw but also delivered his usual playmaking to set up Tottenham’s assault. 7

Toby Alderweireld – Helped keep United off the scoresheet on a night where he could easily have been playing on other side. 7

Jan Vertonghen – Along with the rest of the defence, faced a strong United push in the first half before holding his ground after the break. 7

Danny Rose: Breathed a sigh of relief after his poor back pass meant for Lloris was easily intercepted by Lukaku, who almost slotted in. 5

Eric Dier – Struggled to make much of an impact and mostly blended into the background as United neutralised him. 6

Mousa Dembele – Took time to find his footing and settled in as the game went on, but was far from a factor. 6

Dele Alli – A menace but could have done better with a few chances, including the poor back pass from Lindelof in front of goal. 7

Christian Eriksen – His perfect pass to a streaking Moura resulted in a second goal and his presence was felt in midfield. 8

Harry Kane – Provided the first on a beautiful header which he directed into the corner of goal, out of De Gea’s reach. 8

Lucas Moura – First produced a brilliant finish to add Tottenham’s second and then capped the victory with a incisive run. 9

SUBSTITUTES

Serge Aurier (for Trippier, 76′) – Did what was required to keep United from mounting a comeback. N/A

Ben Davies (for Rose, 82′) – Had little to do in the dying moments as he kept Tottenham humming to see off the win. N/A

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Jose Mourinho has made six changes, including dropping embarrassed pair Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof, as Manchester United look to bounce back from their defeat to Brighton against Tottenham.

Bailly and Lindelof came under fire for two poor individual displays in the 3-2 reverse on the south coast, with Phil Jones and Chris Smalling the new centre-back pairing for Monday night’s game at Old Trafford.

Anthony Martial, Juan Mata and Lindelof have dropped out of the team completely, while Antonio Valencia, Ander Herrera, Jesse Lingard and the returning Nemanja Matic are the other new faces in the starting XI. Alexis Sanchez, who missed the Brighton game with a dead leg, has been named on the bench.

Meanwhile, goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has been included in Tottenham’s team and has also retained the captaincy, despite being charged with drink driving last week.

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