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Mourinho confident Man Utd attitude problems a one-off

Mourinho confident Man Utd attitude problems a one-off

As for Spurs, Mauricio Pochettino's team make the trip to the North-West looking to move clear of United in the standings and reduce the gap on leaders Manchester City to two points.

Anthony Martial came off the bench to fire Manchester United to victory as Jose Mourinho's men edged a cagey encounter with high-flying Tottenham.

The forward came on and netted the victor in the 81st minute at Old Trafford to hand Mourinho's men all three points as Martial netted for the fourth time as a substitute this season.

After a tight first half at Old Trafford, the match came to life in the 54th minute when Henrikh Mkhitaryan's shot was parried by Hugo Lloris and Ben Davies denied Marcus Rashford.

Mourinho slammed United for a "really poor" attitude after the 2-1 defeat by Huddersfield but the Portuguese boss was far happier with what he saw against Spurs.

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However, the point could prove important in the grand scheme of things and that is precisely what Mourinho had on his mind. Man Utd, on the other hand, will be looking to all but secure a place in the knockout stages with third straight triumph.


"Maybe it was a lucky shot but his desire was good and the goal gives us two more points than 0-0. Today, every ball looked like the last ball of their careers".

The match was suddenly an end-to-end contest and Lukaku was inches away from scoring his eighth league goal of the season when he planted a firm header against the foot of the post with just over 10 minutes remaining.

It did not prove to be a costly miss, however, as United held out for their eighth consecutive home win across all competitions - their best run of form at Old Trafford since 2012-13.

They are level on points with Saturday's opponents Spurs, who have won four in a row in the league.


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