Fred and Mourinho

Jose Mourinho insists Manchester United did not lose 3-0 against Tottenham on Monday night because of his tactics, and says the whole team is fully united.

Two goals from Lucas Moura and one from Harry Kane gave Spurs all three points at Old Trafford, meaning United have suffered two defeats from their opening three Premier League games for the first time since 1992.

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Mourinho made six changes after the 3-2 defeat by Brighton last weekend, but the manager says United won the game from both a strategic and tactical point of view, just not by the result.

He told Sky Sports: “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.

“At half-time the result should be two goals different minimum, 2-0, 3-1, 3-0. And then something changed the game a little bit. Then the result was 2-0 but the team was in the game, and I think everyone could feel one goal could change the direction of the game.

“I think Tottenham felt it, we were feeling that too. But then the third goal came and killed the game.”

Mourinho was also adamant that his side are united, praising the attitude of the side and saying the squad are also behind him.

Mourinho spent over a minute in front of the Stretford End clapping the United fans, and praised a support he believes can see that his side are working for each other.