Man Utd 0-3 Tottenham: Lucas Moura scores twice to stun Old Trafford

 Man Utd 0-3 Tottenham: Lucas Moura scores twice to stun Old Trafford

Lucas Moura scored twice as Tottenham stunned Manchester United with a 3-0 win at Old Trafford on Monday Night Football.

Harry Kane’s superb header from a corner (50) and Lucas’ tidy finish (52) gave Spurs daylight against a shell-shocked United, after Jose Mourinho made six changes from the side that lost 3-2 at Brighton last week.

Spurs then caught United on the break to add a third through man-of-the-match Lucas’ fine finish (85), meaning United have suffered their worst start to a Premier League season since 2014.

 Player ratings

Man Utd: De Gea (5), Valencia (5), Shaw (5), Jones (4), Smalling (4), Matic (4), Fred (5), Herrera (5), Pogba (4), Lingard (5), Lukaku (5).

Subs: Sanchez (5), Lindelof (4), Fellaini (5)

Tottenham: Lloris (7), Trippier (7), Rose (6), Alderweireld (7), Vertonghen (7), Dier (6), Dembele (7), Alli (6), Eriksen (7), Moura (9), Kane (8).

Subs: Aurier (NA), Davies (NA), Winks (NA)

Man of the match: Lucas Moura

United have also lost two of their opening three Premier League games for the first time since 1992, while Spurs register their best start since 2009/10.

Most of the early talk surrounded Mourinho’s tactics, with Ander Herrera starting on the right side of a central-defensive three and Paul Pogba further up the pitch than in previous weeks.

Danny Rose so nearly handed United an early lead with a loose back-pass, but Romelu Lukaku will feel he should have scored having rolled the ball just wide of the open goal after rounding Hugo Lloris.

Spurs had a strong call for a penalty turned down by Craig Pawson after Jones’ clumsy challenge on Moura from behind, with Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville agreeing in the MNF studio that Jones should have been penalised.

Mariam Harun

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