- Jose Mourinho inspired Tottenham to a 6-1 bashing of his former club Manchester United
- United were reduced to 10 men after Antony Martial was handed a red card when he retaliated a Lamela provocation
- Lamela was not punished for the incident and Mourinho says the Red Devils are not in the position to complain about VAR
Jose Mourinho has taken a swipe at Manchester United after he guided Tottenham to a 6-1 mauling of his former club on Sunday, October 4, right at the Old Trafford.
The Portuguese tactician took advantage of Anthony Martial’s first half red card - as his side ran riot against the Red Devils, scoring six goals in their own backyard.
Mourinho stated that the Red Devils are not in a position to complain about VAR decision to uphold the referee’s dismissal of Martial on the half-hour mark.
Recall that United opened the scoring as early as the 2nd minute of the encounter after the hosts were awarded a penalty, with Bruno Fernandes dispatching it beautifully.
However, Spurs responded in style after Tanguy Ndombele and Son Heung-min struck and the visitors 2-1 up as early as the 15th minute of the game.
Martial was shown a straight red card for an apparent retaliation to receiving an elbow from Erik Lamela, in the wake of which Harry Kane piled on more misery with a third goal i.n a match which ended 6-1
Lamela was not punished for the incident despite that he visibly provoked the Frenchman but according to the Tottenham boss, Manchester United have been given fair share of VAR decisions and are not in the position to complain.
"I didn't watch it. Maybe later I will. If someone can cry about the VAR decisions it is Tottenham and if someone cannot cry about VAR it is Manchester United for sure," he told Sky Sports .
"I don't know, the only thing I know is we played extremely well. I told my players that a good result here would be to win and we did that."
"Manchester United doesn't lose many matches, [and] to lose by six is of course not every day," he added. "(It's a) historical victory but in the end [it's] three points and three very important points because we lost five points at home.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Patrice Evra could not contain his emotions after watching his former club Manchester United being battered at home by rampant Tottenham in the Premier League on Sunday, October 4.
Worst still, the battery hurt United fans further due to that fact that the loss was inspired by their former manager Jose Mourinho who claimed he wanted his side to score more.
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