JOSE MOURINHO suffered his first loss as Spurs manager on his return to Old Trafford.
Despite a Dele Alli wondergoal, a Marcus Rashford double saw Tottenham succumb to a 2-1 defeat.
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MAN UTD legend Peter Schmeichel has urged his former club to sign Spurs star Son Heung-min.
Speaking after the Red Devils' 2-1 win against Tottenham, he said: “I would love to see him [at Old Trafford.
“Yeah, I know [there’s quite a few players I would have from Spurs]. He is an incredible player. It really is difficult to understand how good he is.”
Speaking of where Jose Mourinho went wrong as he suffered his first defeat in charge of Spurs, he added: “Hindsight is such a great thing. I think if Jose looks back at this game, he’ll have regrets over the way he lined up today.
“We started out thinking ‘ooh, this is so anti-Jose’. I expected him to come in and park the bus and see what happens.
“Then, he goes out and plays attacking players, [Lucas] Moura, Alli, Son, [Harry] Kane, even [Moussa] Sissoko and we thought they were going to come in and attack.
“But they didn’t, they came out and sat back. I think that was part of the tactic.
“With how the second half unfolded, with [Tanguy] Ndombele coming on, he did really well. I think he would have started with him today.”
JOSE MOURINHO has been tipped to get Tottenham challenging for next season's title by former striker Louis Saha.
The ex-Man Utd man claimed the Special One could get Spurs up to the level of Liverpool and Man City.
He said: “Mourinho will have Tottenham challenging Liverpool and Man City for the Premier League title next season.
“They already have the players but Mourinho will bring the experience, the tactical awareness and the stability to take them up a level.
“Harry Kane is the best striker in Europe and he is supported by the likes of [Heung-min] Son and Dele Alli who are tremendous players.
“With those three players, Tottenham have enormous power to achieve great things.”
MANCHESTER UNITED could use Jose Mourinho favourite Nemanja Matic as bait to land Christian Eriksen in the January transfer window, according to reports.
Tottenham star Eriksen, 27, has been trying to manufacture a move away from North London since the summer.
Meanwhile, Matic's playing time has dried up under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – featuring just three times in the Premier League this season.
Now there is a chance United could offer Spurs cash plus Matic in a bid to secure Eriksen – who would be a great fit at Old Trafford – say The Athletic.
The Danish playmaker is out of contract at Tottenham in the summer – with reports claiming he has already told new boss Mourinho he WILL be leaving.
Eriksen came off the bench in the 2-1 defeat to Manchester United on Wednesday night, but was unable to change the course of the game.
He played one horrific ball straight out of play with no team-mate in sight, but mixed atrocious with astounding as he later played a delightful ball into the box to set up a clear-cut chance for Spurs to equalise.
Eriksen clearly still has the ability, with Man Utd crying out for a creative player in his mould.
On the other hand, Tottenham could do with a Matic-esque player – with Moussa Sissoko looking reckless in a more defensive role.
DIMITAR BERBATOV has hailed Dele Alli after his spectacular strike against Man Utd.
The former striker said: “It was a piece of magic. Those are the types of goals that I want to see.
“I tried to score goals like that in my career and sometimes I did but this is unbelievable.
“It’s intentional and he knows what he’s doing. It’s not a coincidence.
“He knows where he is and that there are two players around him and he just has that plan. He flicks it and it’s perfect. It just made my night.”
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