Manchester United 1 – 6 Tottenham: A Vicious Nightmare at The Theater of Dreams

Manchester United had all their dreams shattered at Old Trafford as José Mourinho’s Tottenham cashed in on an Anthony Martial first-half red card and a shambolic defence to slam a humiliating 6-1 defeat on the Red Devils.

Bruno Fernandes coolly slotted home an early 2 minutes spot-kick to give the home side what they thought would be a perfect start but only turned out to be a sheer nightmare. 

However, Tanguy Ndombele equalised two minutes thanks to a calamitous defending from Eric Bailly, Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw and it all came crashing down from there. 

Son Heung-min put the Lily Whites in front 3 minutes later.

And any chance of a revival for United went with Martial as he was shown a straight red card in the 30th minute for raising his hands to Lamela’s face in retaliation to an elbow from the Argentine, which went unpunished from VAR.

Barely a minute after the French man was sent off, Harry Kane capitalized on an Eric Bailly error to mad

Ke it 3 for Tottenham.

Six minutes on and Son smashed in his second which saw Manchester United head into the break with a 4 goal deficit to try and overturn. 

All hopes of a come back was ruled out when Serge Aurier made it 5 for a Tottenham side who showed no ill-effects of a draining week in their fourth match in eight days.

Solskjaer introduction of holding midfielders Scott McTominay and Fred at half-time did nothing to salvage the damage as Paul Pogba who caused the fifth goal was at fault again for the sixth as he dived in on Ben Davies and Kane converted emphatically from the penalty spot.

Mourinho, who was sacked as United boss in December 2018 had a swell time watching as his boys handed his former club a second straight home defeat of the season and their worst home defeat since 2011. 

The loss saw United drop to zone in 16th on the log, while Tottenham moves up to fifth.

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