Manchester United suffered an embarrassing defeat at the hands of former manager Jose Mourinho with Tottenham running riot in a 6-1 hammering at Old Trafford.
Forwards Harry Kane and Son Heung-min both grabbed a brace while Serge Aurier and Tanguy Ndombele also got onto the scoresheet as they bounced back from conceding to a Bruno Fernandes penalty inside the opening two minutes.
The result once again makes United’s lack of activity in the transfer market the main focus, but questions will be asked of the coaching staff with only three points picked up from their first three fixtures.
How has the world of football reacted to the result? We take a look at what has been said.
Evra wants to end Sky contract
Patrice Evra was stunned with the performance
Former Manchester United defender Patrice Evra was a studio guest for Sky Sports and following the full-time whistle, he indicated that the performance has led to him wanting to end his contract with the broadcaster.
“Alexis Sánchez made a comment, when he arrived for his first training session at Manchester United. He asked his agent to end his contract,” Evra stated. “That’s what I want to do with Sky. I really want to end my contract.”
“It’s my second game, I’m a positive person, and I never want to talk about United because when you tell the truth it can hurt and I’m passionate and I love my club.
“I know you have to have some filter when you talk on TV but it’s a shambles.
“Gary Neville I heard him say captain Harry Maguire needs a holiday. We always hear about pairing him with someone. But what about taking him out of the squad?
“They let down all the United fans. I don’t care about the result because I have been beaten 6-1. But it’s just about every year it’s the same story. Right now I feel all the United fans.
“That’s why right now I prefer to do another game than a United game.”
When asked what he expected from United at the start of the season, the Frenchman replied: “Nothing. To be honest I feel sad.
“Also for the manager but after we start to talk it’s the manager who will be the next one. But what about the board?
“How many years since Ferguson left? How many managers have been sacked? So that’s the solution. Every year now we’re going to talk about Ole’s not that man. Maybe he’s not. Maybe he is. We don’t know.
“He wants players like Sancho but they don’t go for the right price. It’s like when you buy a car. I know the price but I say I’m bidding less. But what’s going on with my club?
“What’s going on today? I’m really emotional. It’s really difficult to break a man like me. I’m a really positive person but I don’t promote the violence but many people need a good slap right now.
“That’s what I would do right now.”
“It’s about the body language, the love for that shirt, the passion, I don’t see any players understanding wearing that shirt. You’re carrying on the story of the club.”
Deals for Edinson Cavani and Alex Telles could be completed before Monday night’s transfer deadline, but Gary Neville said a lack of action in the market to date was having an impact on the mindset of the existing squad.
“There’s no excuse for the 11 players on the pitch, or the 13, 14 players involved in the game because that was absolutely pathetic,” Neville said. “The body language was terrible, spineless.
“Off the pitch, the stuff with Harry Maguire, Mason Greenwood, the darkness around recruitment…You see Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea all signing players. The minute Spurs go 2-1 up all those negative thoughts drain every bit of confidence.
“It’s not right, but it’s what happened.
“City have spent £150million, Liverpool have signed (Diogo) Jota and Thiago (Alcantara). They’ve pulled away psychologically before the season even started.
“The psychological damage of not bringing in players is hampering the current players. The club’s job is to build title-winning teams. Manchester United have to win the title. We can’t drop those standards.”
He didn’t hide his dismay at the performance during the half-time analysis.
“I don’t know if I have to comment like all of this – we get lucky, Tottenham give us a penalty away,” he said.
“I’ve been losing in my career with Manchester United – 6-1 against Manchester City, (Sir Alex) Ferguson was furious after the game.
“He said ‘why do you keep attacking Patrice?’ and I say it’s because its the philosophy of the club.
“But are you seeing this right now? That’s why I don’t even want to comment because it is a catastrophe what is happening right now.”
Son Heung-min celebrates scoring at Old Trafford
Evra’s advice for United fans was to stop watching the game and play on the PlayStation instead; hinting at the club’s lack of activity in the transfer market.
“My advice to any fan right now is to buy a PlayStation. Buy a player like Sancho, even Messi and start playing because it is a disaster.
“I’ve been a player so that’s why I don’t like to go on one player, but all of the defence is a shock.
“Bailly has the chance to play instead of Lindelof and he made that mistake – so don’t cry when you don’t play.
“I’m devastated and I am a positive person, but right now I understand, like the pain of all United fans, because no one in this team deserves to play right now.”