Jose Mourinho reacts to Man United’s 3-0 loss to Tottenham

Jose Mourinho has his say after Manchester United's 3-0 loss to Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Monday night

Jose Mourinho
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: UEFA / Handout

Jose Mourinho claimed that his Manchester United side were “really unlucky” to lose 3-0 to Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League at Old Trafford on Monday night.

The Red Devils slumped to their second straight defeat of the Premier League season on Monday night as second half goals from Harry Kane and two from Lucas Moura handed Spurs the three points at Old Trafford.

The defeat followed Manchester United’s 3-2 loss to Brighton and Hove Albion last weekend and heaped further pressure on Mourinho and the Red Devils following their stuttering start to the new campaign.

Manchester United have now only taken three points from their opening three Premier League games to dent their title hopes this term.

However, Red Devils boss Mourinho felt that his side were unlucky as they slumped to a defeat by Manchester United at Old Trafford on Monday night.

Speaking at his post-match news conference, Mourinho said: “We worked very well during the week and prepared for the game very well.

“By the strategic and tactical point of view, we didn’t lose. We played very well, the players had a fantastic attitude and, at half-time, the score in my opinion should have been two goals different, minimum. We created more chances than in any match. We were really frustrated at half-time with the result but we believed that we were going to win the game.

“Then something changed the game a little bit and the score was 2-0 but the team was in the game.

“I’m not saying that with one goal, we would have won or even drawn, but we were very much in the game and only the 3-0 smashed the mentality of the team.

“One thing is to lose at home and deservedly, another thing is to lose undeservedly, being the best team, having a fantastic attitude and being really, really unlucky.”

Manchester United will look to bounce back to winning ways in the Premier League when they take on Burnley away from home on Sunday afternoon.

The Red Devils will be hoping to be one of the main contenders for the Premier League title this season.

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