Although we were decent in the first half, our defence was in tatters in the second as Lucas Moura’s brace and a Harry Kane goal sealed the win for the away side.
This was our second loss from three games this season and Opta (h/t Mirror) shared a few stats that don’t make for good reading.
- This was the first time United lost two of their opening three games since 1992/93. Although we did win the title at the end of the campaign.
- Tottenham got their biggest win at Old Trafford since 1972 when they beat us 4-1.
- This was Jose Mourinho’s biggest home loss in all competitions during his managerial career.
- Mourinho lost two of his opening three league games for the first time in his career.
- This was Manchester United’s 50th home defeat in the Premier League with 16 of them coming after Sir Alex Ferguson left the club.
50 – This was Man Utd’s 50th home defeat in the Premier League – 32% of those (16/50) have been in the seasons since 2013-14, following Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure. Downfall. #MUNTOT
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) August 27, 2018
Romelu Lukaku could have changed the narrative had he given us the lead in the first half. The Belgian collected a sloppy back pass from Danny Rose but shot wide despite clearing Hugo Lloris in the Tottenham goal.
United did have their chances but the loss will certainly hurt, given that it was an even contest in the first half.
The Red Devils are now six points behind the league leaders and our next game against Burnley is a must-win if we are to keep pace with the likes of Tottenham and Liverpool.