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Manchester United Problems Intensify

Manchester United Problems Intensify Manchester United Problems Intensify
Mourinho had made clear throughout the close-season that he wanted a new central defender and his team has shown in the past nine days exactly why

Manchester United problems intensified after a 3-0 loss to Tottenham Hotspurs on Monday with the club losing 2 of its 3 matches in the current league.

Lucas Moura scored twice as Tottenham romped to a 3-0 Premier League win over Manchester United at Old Trafford as Jose Mourinho’s team’s defensive frailties were brutally exposed once again, Reuters reported.

It was an impressive, clinical performance from Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham, with all three goals coming after the break, and it left United and Mourinho facing very searching questions.

Mourinho walked out of the news conference after the match waving three fingers to emphasis the Premier League titles he has won and angrily demanding “respect, respect, respect” from the reporters.

After the debacle of last week’s 3-2 defeat by Brighton, Mourinho made six changes and dropped both central defenders, Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof.

With first starts of the season for Antonio Valencia, Ander Herrera, Nemanja Matic and Jesse Lingard there was a stronger look about United.

Mourinho opted for a three-man defense with the recalled English pair of Chris Smalling and Phil Jones surprisingly joined by Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera.

United initially showed promise in an even first half but it was Tottenham that struck better in the second half and Harry Kane shrewdly backed away before attacking the ball as he leapt above Jones to head home a Kieran Trippier corner in the 50th minute. Two minutes later Moura slipped the ball home after a fine break and low cross from Christian Eriksen.

Moura wrapped up the victory, waltzing past Chris Smalling with ease before confidently drilling the ball past David De Gea.

Mourinho had made clear throughout the close-season that he wanted a new central defender and his team has shown in the past nine days exactly why.

 

 

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