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Mourinho walks out of press conference after humiliating defeat to Tottenham

Tottenham on Monday Night Football maintained their 100% start to the Premier League season by stunning Manchester United with a 3-0 emphatic win at Old Trafford.

After the match, Jose Mourinho was involved in a bad-tempered exchange in his post-match news conference whuch prompted him to leave which lasted for 4 minutes, 19 seconds.

The defeat was Mourinho’s heaviest at home in his career, and he has now lost two of his first three league games for the first time.

“I won more Premierships alone than the other 19 managers together,” Mourinho said. “Three for me and two for them.

“Respect, respect, respect man.”

Harry Kane’s superb header from a corner  and Lucas’ tidy finish gave Spurs daylight against a shell-shocked United, after Jose Mourinho made six changes from the side that lost 3-2 at Brighton last week.

Spurs then caught United on the break to add a third through man-of-the-match Lucas’ fine finish (85), meaning United have suffered their worst start to a Premier League season since 2014.

United have also lost two of their opening three Premier League games for the first time since 1992, while Spurs register their best start since 2009/10.

Mourinho showed respect to the United fans after the game, standing in front of the Stretford End and clapping the home support for over a minute.

Mourinho was a dejected figure amid a sea of empty red seats at the final whistle, having lost two of his opening three Premier League games for the first time in his career.

Counterpart Mauricio Pochettino, in contrast, was able celebrate his first victory as Spurs manager at Old Trafford after four straight losses without scoring a goal.

“We work all week, and by the strategic point of view we didn’t lose, by the tactical point of view we didn’t lose, but we lost the game. We work very, very well during the week, we prepared the game very well, we played very well, the players had a fantastic attitude,” Jose Mourinho.

Meanwhile, United are already six points off the pace ahead of next weekend’s trip to Burnley.

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