Man Utd stars gunning for revenge against Tottenham after ‘hurt’ of 6-1 humbling

The season was solely three video games outdated however having lost their house opener to Crystal Palace, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s crew wanted to make an announcement.

Jose Mourinho got here again to Old Trafford with Tottenham and located himself a aim down after simply two minutes to a Bruno Fernandes penalty.

Normal service seemed to be resuming for United however what occurred subsequent is the kind of factor that lives with managers, gamers and followers for years.

Within 5 minutes, Spurs have been forward and earlier than half an hour had handed, Anthony Martial was again within the dressing room, a sufferer to what Solskjaer has branded a con trick that earned the Frenchman a pink card.

Tottenham ran riot against Manchester United earlier within the season

Before the remaining of the gamers retired to the altering rooms at half time, Spurs had added two extra, earlier than finishing a 6-1 humiliation of Mourinho’s former crew.

When they meet once more in London tomorrow, Solskjaer is absolutely conscious Mourinho shall be telling his gamers to rile a crew they toyed with at Old Trafford.

And despite the fact that Solskjaer is satisfied United “have learned a lot from that”, he is aware of there shall be a bit extra hearth in his gamers’ bellies as they give the impression of being to atone for that collapse in the beginning of October.

He mentioned: “The players will remember that game with a lot of pain and their pride has been hurt.

“Our professional pride has been hurt. The manner in which we lost is not ourselves and not worthy of us.

“Pre-season was short and we were not up to the standard required but we were so poor. And I am pretty sure we will see some players wanting to prove we are better than that.”

The result was one of United's worst in their history
The end result was one of United’s worst of their historical past

Having performed a recreation extra, Spurs have been 4 factors forward of United after their win in Manchester however Mourinho now goes into the house fixture 11 factors behind his outdated membership.

A win for United will additional tighten their grip on second place however that won’t be one thing celebrated by Solskjaer.

He mentioned: “We should never settle for a second place at Manchester United …and we will never settle for a second place. That’s the point here. We have seen the heights and we know what this club is capable of.

“I’ve been here now for a little while myself and it has taken time for us to be in this position and hopefully we can be better next season because this is below our ambitions.”

After utilizing Davd de Gea within the snug 2-0 Europa League win against Granada, Solskjaer is prone to carry Dean Henderson again for the conflict with Spurs.

There is now far more pressure on Jose Mourinho than Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
There is now much more stress on Jose Mourinho than Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

But he mentioned a beginning eleven is not going to be picked till the day of the sport as he awaits reviews on knocks to Paul Pogba, Luke Shaw and Marcus Rashford.

“I don’t think I will pick a team until Sunday morning. Saturday will just be a day of recovery and see how the bodies feel. So I don’t know until then.

“I hope Paul, Luke and Marcus will be ready after tonight.”

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