Jose Mourinho suffered his first defeat as Tottenham Hotspur boss – against none other than former club Manchester United.
It was a disappointing return to Old Trafford for the Special One, with the hosts running out 2-1 winners.
Mourinho, sacked by Red Devils officials last December, conceded that United showed more fight than his Spurs side.
He said after the game (Metro): “They had more emotion than us. You see for example, McTominay’s performance, the globality of his performance, he was dominant. He was dominant.
“The team is not starting matches well, they are finding it a little bit difficult to find the intensity and the aggression of the game.”
Spurs levelled the scores at 1-1 thanks to a brilliant goal from Dele Alli, but a clumsy challenge from Moussa Sissoko saw United awarded a penalty, which was converted by Marcus Rashford for his second of the game.
It’s now back to the drawing board for Mourinho, who has plenty of work to do on the defensive side of things.
TBR’s view – Time for Mourinho to earn his coin
Mourinho has a big job on to improve Spurs at the back.
The north Londoners have now shipped eight goals in Mourinho’s first four games, which is a big concern.
The three wins had perhaps papered over the cracks a little, but there is a clear issue within the team with regards to showing the appropriate intensity and tenacity from the off.
It is making life particularly difficult, and Mourinho has to get his defensive players to tighten up.