United suffer worst start to the season since 1992

Manchester United suffered a 3-0 home defeat to Tottenham thanks to a goals from Harry Kane and Lucas Moura.

The Red Devils have made it their second loss in three games after falling to Brighton at the Amex in the previous game.

The form makes it United’s worst start to the Premier League season since the 1992/93 campaign, one they went on to win.

Despite the defeat, Jose Mourinho was pleased with the performance of his team “I think the applause was very much deserved, but sometimes players get what they deserve. The best judge in football are the supporters.

“Last season we lost to Sevilla here and were booed, and it was deserved. Today the players left the pitch after losing at home and they were applauded and they deserved it.”

The Portuguese manager insisted his side were playing the better football in the game, however numerous chances were wasted.

Mourinho defended the performance of his players despite lack of composure in front of goal and lions share of possession.

“We missed an open goal, we missed chances, were unlucky in rebounds in both goals. We lost the game because we conceded a goal from their first corner of the match.”

“At half-time, the result should be 3-0. We were so much the better team in the first-half.”

“Today we were aggressive. We pressed high, Tottenham couldn’t make two passes coming from the back, they made lots of mistakes because we pressed high.”

United travel to Turf Moor to face Burnley in their next fixture, a game they must win if they want to retain a top four spot at the end of the season.