Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho criticises "ridiculous" start in Spurs defeat

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba

Jose Mourinho has confirmed Marouane Fellaini suffered a fresh injury blow during Manchester United's 2-0 defeat to Tottenham at Wembley last night.

Tottenham took the lead after just 11 seconds through Christian Eriksen, which set The Lilywhites off to a rampant performance.

Eriksen scored the fastest goal ever conceded by United in the Premier League when he pounced on the visitors' failure to clear a simple long ball.

"We have to accept it's a bad result and understand that we have to fight this season - if someone didn't understand this they don't understand football", said Chelsea boss Antonio Conte. Spurs moved to within two points of the pair on 48. Second mistake. We don't win the second ball on the ground.

Frenchman Laporte, signed from Athletic Bilbao for a City club record of 57 million pounds ($80.9 million) on Tuesday, slotted into their defence comfortably. "He made an incredible, wonderful performance".

Kane headed a flick-on to Dele Alli.

A Christian Eriksen strike with barely 10 seconds on the clock and a Phil Jones own goal just before the half-hour mark consigned United to their fourth league loss of the season.

United had chances to equalise with Jesse Lingard coming close, but Jones diverted Kieran Trippier's cross into his own net in the 28th minute.

It wasn't for the want of trying and as Sanchez's manager Jose Mourinho later said of his most recent addition: "He worked hard, but the game was not for him".

"The kid is having a hell of an experience at every level so there is an unbelievable future waiting for him, and being surrounded by these players can only help him", Mourinho said ahead of Wednesday's Premier League clash at Tottenham Hotspur.

Despite a positive opening 10 minute spell after the goal, United became progressively worse. At Wembley, he was one of two deep-lying midfielders - playing alongside Nemanja Matic - but, at 24, Pogba has yet to develop the defensive discipline to play that role successfully.

Since that famous day in west Yorkshire, David Wagner's side have struggled to reprooduce the sort of stirring form which had seen them take a place in the Premier League mid-table for granted in the early weeks of the campaign.

The Belgium-born Brazilian joined Valencia at the start of the campaign in a move which irritated Mourinho, who publicly criticised the 22-year-old.

Southampton were also held to a 1-1 draw by fellow strugglers Brighton.

Recommended News

  • 20 more flu deaths reported in NC

    20 more flu deaths reported in NC

    Andrew Cuomo has signed an executive order allowing pharmacists to distribute flu vaccines to children from ages 2 to 18. However, the CDC provides many explanations for why a person may have become infected despite getting the vaccination.
    Government shut down fails to make DACA more than just a dream

    Government shut down fails to make DACA more than just a dream

    But the proposed legal immigration changes have made the plan a virtual nonstarter with the other side of the aisle. Just 13 percent said the middle class will benefit the most , the poll showed. "It also depresses the wage levels".
    A popular jogging app is leaking military secrets

    A popular jogging app is leaking military secrets

    Some soldiers had also used Strava to log patrols , giving away details of routes taken by military personnel. Military personnel in a base, for example, could use the roads within a base for running and cycling.
  • BLACK PANTHER Almost Included a YOUNG AVENGER

    BLACK PANTHER Almost Included a YOUNG AVENGER

    Marvel's Black Panther is definitely the superhero of the moment, with the new film expected to top $100M opening weekend. Last year's drop in domestic box-office sales raised questions about the durability of comic characters and sequels.
    Nintendo Announces Mario Kart is Coming Mobile Devices

    Nintendo Announces Mario Kart is Coming Mobile Devices

    Nintendo teased the upcoming development of " Mario Kart Tour " which it said will be released sometime before March 2019. There aren't too many notes about the game past that, although we did get a good look at the logo above.
    Miami Dolphins helped by Alex Smith trade to Washington

    Miami Dolphins helped by Alex Smith trade to Washington

    Productive starting quarterbacks in the National Football League do not typically become free agents in the prime of their career. The leader of that defense, Pro Bowl pass rusher Von Miller , was asked about Cousins on the Dan Patrick Show on Wednesday.
  • ABC7's Mike Shumann sits down with Tom Brady Sr

    ABC7's Mike Shumann sits down with Tom Brady Sr

    And not when you're an underutilized back who is buried on the depth chart and contributes more on special teams than offense. I guess [the dog] was going for my neck and the guy grabbed the dog back down and the dog got my thigh on the way down.
    Arsenal Close To £60m Deal For Dortmund Striker Aubameyang

    Arsenal Close To £60m Deal For Dortmund Striker Aubameyang

    A deal of £55.4 million has been agreed between the two clubs with Aubameyang set to sign a 3.5 year deal with the Gunners . Since then he has started just one Premier League game and is now more open to a move - especially in a World Cup year.
    GOP Has Little Cause for Celebration in Deal to Reopen the Government

    GOP Has Little Cause for Celebration in Deal to Reopen the Government

    On that day, if the debate on young undocumented immigrants is not settled, the Senate will host open debate on all immigration. Hours before the shutdown, Schumer said he told Trump to name his price on the wall in exchange for protecting dreamers .
  • Redskins reportedly reach agreement on extension with Alex Smith

    Redskins reportedly reach agreement on extension with Alex Smith

    Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports that the Kansas City Chiefs are trading quarterback Alex Smith to the Washington Redskins . Smith, who had one year remaining on his contract, has agreed to a reworked, four-year deal with Washington, ESPN reported .
    Eagles' Chris Long and LeGarrette Blount are chasing a rare feat

    Eagles' Chris Long and LeGarrette Blount are chasing a rare feat

    He's like 'it's awesome, you're going to love it, you're going to be a great fit.' And we traded notes on LA and Philly. Curran of NBC Sports Boston, the New England Patriots actually test players for PED use independently of the NFL .
    NAFTA is 'one thing to be improved upon,' says Canada's finance minister

    NAFTA is 'one thing to be improved upon,' says Canada's finance minister

    Proponents of the agreement, which include agricultural, automotive and other lobbying associations including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, say that duty-free trade under NAFTA gives the three-nation bloc a competitive global advantage.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.