There is nothing more embarrassing than this.
Christian Eriksen scored the third fastest goal in Premier League history to give Spurs the lead against Man United at Wembley before Phil Jones’ own goal doubled their lead.
Jose Mourinho was clearly irate on the touchline as he flicked through his mental tactical notebook and knew he had a secret weapon up his sleeve.
In unison now, get Marouane Fellaini on.
The tall Belgian with the afro has become somewhat of a useful plan b for Mourinho when his very, very expensive front line has failed to do the business.
Jesse Lingard was brought off for Fellaini on the 63rd minute as Mourinho tried desperately to find a way of troubling a Spurs backline that had looked relatively comfortably all evening.
On went the Mourinho’s plan B but little did he know that his manager was about to sell him down the river.
After just seven minutes of the game Mourinho decided that Fellaini as a replacement for Lingard was not what United needed to get back in the game and decided Ander Herrera would be best suited at giving the Red Devils a foothold in the game.
Unfortunately for the Belgian it meant that just after he had worked out who he was supposed to be man marking, he looked up to see his number on the board.
It is the ultimate shame for a player to be hooked off after coming on as a sub – especially when you only last seven minutes.
Fellaini down the tunnel after a brief embrace with Mourinho, leaving the question in the air that it might be to do with an injury.
Twitter was understandably dumbfounded by Mourinho’s supposed tactical expertise…