Harry Kane Says Tottenham Win At Manchester United Is Statement Of Intent
- Author: Angelo Rivera Aug 30, 2018,
Aug 30, 2018, 2:49
No one would have predicted that at the end of last season, although, there is Mourinho's curious history of "third-season syndrome".
Ever since preseason, when the Portuguese coach adopted a pessimistic and irritable tone, neither the fans nor the board have been happy.
Furthermore, it would appear that the designers hired by Manchester United have decided to make another key change to the facilities available to the away team - it's half the size; "The opposition dressing room was cut in size over the summer in order to create the new access for the away side which means that both teams do not go down the same smaller corridor".
He is at odds with executive vice chairman Ed Woodward, who fears Martial leaving and developing along similar lines to Kevin De Bruyne and Mohamed Salah, two other players Mourinho discarded.
Mourinho won the League Cup and Europa League in his first season at United and finished second in the Premier League last season - albeit a record 19 points behind Manchester City.
United had beaten Spurs 1-0, 1-0, 1-0 and 3-0 in their last four league meetings at Old Trafford.
Nemanja Matic was one of six United alterations, with the defensive midfielder forming part of a back three. And there's also Mourinho's despair about a defence that has already let in seven goals in the first three games - the most United have conceded in 49 years.
Kane all too easily got free at a corner and directed a super header into the top right-hand corner. The more matches he wins, the more it will boost his confidence and allow him to hit a little reset button after this poor start to the season.
Kane's 50th-minute opener was soon added to as Christian Eriksen ghosted behind to send in a cross directed home by Moura.
Pogba played superbly against Leicester in United's opening game of the season, but after the Brighton defeat he said his "attitude was not right".
Mourinho watched United suffer their heaviest home defeat since 2014 despite having 23 shots on goal.