Tottenham inflicted the biggest defeat of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s reign as manager of Manchester United when, led by his predecessor, José Mourinho, they eased to victory at Old Trafford.
After conceding a penalty that was scored in the second minute by Bruno Fernandes, they quickly responded to take the lead by the seventh – United’s poor defending contributed to them doing so – and, after Anthony Martial’s red card, proceeded to embarrass their opponents. The defeat was also United’s biggest since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson, and left them 16th in the Premier League; only the recently-promoted West Brom and Fulham have a worse goal difference.
Mourinho, who equalled his biggest margin of victory away from home as a Premier League manager, said: “To win 6-1 against Manchester United at Old Trafford is an honour for all of us, considering the dimension of Manchester United and Old Trafford.
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The pleasure is not the 6-1, the pleasure is the performance and three points which we really need after losing points at home against Newcastle.”
Solskjaer said: “It’s very embarrassing, it hurt all the players. It hurts me as the manager. It’s my worst day ever. I’ll hold my hands up, I’m responsible for this. I’ve lost 5-0 with United and we’ve lost 6-1. We’ve lost big results before and always bounced back.”
"The worst day of my career as a Manchester United manager”
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reflects on the 6-1 defeat by Spurs.
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Manchester United 1 Tottenham 6
Bruno Fernandes (2 pen) Ndombele (4)
Son (7, 37)
Kane (30, 79 pen)