Jose Mourinho had a humbling return to Old Trafford as he experienced another defeat at the stadium.

His Spurs side fell to a 2-1 loss with Marcus Rashford scoring both goals to give Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a much needed victory.

The win saw United leapfrog Spurs to move up to sixth place in the league, having begun the night down in ninth.

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Mourinho’s reaction

Mourinho was asked for this thoughts after the game on his old team and praised both Marcus Rashford and Scott McTominay.

He made a point of saying he was right all along that Rashford was not a striker.

The Spurs boss told Amazon Prime Video’s live coverage, about Rashford: “As I always told, from the left and not as a nine, from the left. I knew it, I told the boys. I told him exactly the way he does things. He was good, he was really good.”

He added about United’s star midfielder, “McTominay was dominant.”

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Statistically brilliant

Marcus Rashford now has 12 goals this season, and nine in 15 Premier League games.

He has also managed to contribute four assists along the way too.

Last night he was so close to becoming the first United player since Robin van Persie to score a hat-trick. He hit the bar in the first half and spurned a late chance in injury time.


He had four shots on target, twice as many as any other player on the pitch.

Rashford also won two aerial duels, one interception, and had five successful dribbles.

He totally outclassed Harry Kane, who didn’t even manage one shot on target.

McTominay was making his return to action after missing the last two league games and he made a big impact.

He won two tackles, made three interceptions, and made one clearance, while making 10 ball recoveries.

Mourinho played a part in the development of both players, and he will have wished he had them in his team last night.

The duo were impressive, and need to produce the same level of performance against City at the weekend.

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