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Jose Mourinho managed to preserve one long-standing Man United Premier League record

It was not a good evening for the Special One

It’s safe to come out from behind the sofa now Jose.

After a turbulent few weeks for Man United and Mourinho everyone thought a visit from ‘only Spurs’ would be just the remedy.

Spurs have lost more times at Old Trafford than any other club has lost at an away venue in Premier League history, in fact they hadn’t scored at the Theatre of Dreams since 2014.

You do not see this sight very often

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You do not see this sight very often

But last night everything changed.

Mauricio Pochettino and his men thumped United 3-0 at in front of their supporters and the Spurs fans definitely enjoyed singing ‘You’re not special anymore’ to Mourinho.

Harry Kane broke another of his weird hoodoos as he scored for the first time at Old Trafford.

With everything burning into flames around Mourinho, Pogba insufficient in midfield and all his centre-backs actively trying to let Spurs score, he still managed to preserve one longstanding Premier League record for United.


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Who would you rather have?

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Who would you rather have?

After Spurs ran riot in a two-minute spell that essentially ended the game, we were just six minutes away from seeing something that had never ever happened in Premier League history.

Man United have never lost 2-0 at home in a Premier League match.

We honestly couldn’t believe that in 26 seasons of Premier League football Man United have never lost by one of the most frequent scores in football.

At least Mourinho can hit back at the press next time that United have still never lost 2-0 at home.

That’ll please the fans Jose.

That’s not quite how you do the Dele Alli challenge

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That’s not quite how you do the Dele Alli challenge

If you haven’t heard, Jose took the defeat pretty well.

First he went straight over to Luke Shaw to congratulate him on his performance.

Then he was ignored as he tried to have a word with Paul Pogba while he was deep in conversation with Serge Aurier.

He went over to clap the home fans who stayed and then had a wee bit of a meltdown in the press conference.

Berating journalists that he had won more Premier League titles than the rest of the managers combined.

He had been waiting years for Arsene Wenger to quit so he could use that line.

Nice one, Jose.


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