Manchester United on Sunday conceded six goals against Tottenham Hotspurs, which was among one of the shocking results recorded in the Premier history.
Jose Mourinho had the last laugh against his former employers, bringing his lad that has played four games in ten days to the Old Trafford, thrashing their hosts 6-1 in a Premier League clash.
This is the third time that Man United will be losing by six goals in a Premier League game. They had suffered a 6-3 loss against Southampton in October 1996 and 6-1 against Man City in October 2011.
Spurs, who thrashed Maccabi Haifa 7-1 to secure Europa League group spot during the midweek ran riot against the Red Devils in a game that seee Son Heung-min and Harry Kane scoring twice. Tanguy Ndombele and Serge Aurier scored the other two goals to humiliate a 10-man United in their backyard.
This was not only the heaviest since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over in December 2018 but also the largest since Ed Woodward took over as executive vice-chairman in 2013.
Why Man U is only better than Fulham and West Brom
Statics shows that Manchester United is only better than West Brom and Fulham, who are still looking for their first win in the league.
The Red Devils currently occupy the 16th spot in the Premier League. They are only better than newly promoted teams because they have better goals difference than them. West Brom has so far conceded over 11 goals in the current campaign.
The win, however, moved Tottenham up to fifth after emerging from a packed schedule of five games in 11 days in three competitions, winning four and drawing one.
This is also Tottenham’s biggest win at Old Trafford. Spurs had recorded the same scoreline against United on their turf in September 1932.
‘Worst career defeat’
Speaking after the game, Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer describes the defeated as very embarrassing.
“It hurt all the players. It hurts me as the manager. It’s my worst day ever.
“I’ll hold my hands up, I’m responsible for this. I’ve lost 5-0 with United and we’ve lost 6-1. We’ve lost big results before and always bounced back.
“I promise we’ll do everything we can to turn this around. We know how good they can be but today all our mistakes came almost like Christmas everything at once and if you make too many mistakes against a good team and you’ll be punished.”
‘Honour for all us’
On his part, Mourinho sees it as an honor to win with such margin.
“To win 6-1 against Manchester United at Old Trafford is an honour for all of us, considering the dimension of Manchester United and Old Trafford.
“The pleasure is not the 6-1, the pleasure is the performance and three points which we really need after losing points at home against Newcastle.
“The target, objective is every match we go to win. I told the players in the last couple of days 1000 times a good result at Old Trafford is to win.
“Of course if you draw it’s not a bad result but that’s the kind of mentality we must get. It was a great performance, a great result. We have seven points, so our position in the table is so-so.”