Tottenham became the fourth team to get three consecutive victories since the start of the 2018/19 Premier League season, increasing the pressure on a beleaguered Mourinho with an emphatic win at Old Trafford
Spurs, after a slow start, grew in authority and had Alderweireld’s powerful defensive display to thank for their change in fortunes.
Pochettino’s men were simply too good for United and the contest was effectively over once Kane directed in a superb header for his first goal at Old Trafford after 50 minutes and Moura swiftly swept home Eriksen’s perfect pass for the second.
There was no lack of effort from the Red Devils, but there was an element of collapse to their struggles after Spurs struck twice so quickly. The problem could be the utilisation of midfielder Herrera in a three-man central defensive system alongside Jones and Smalling – they simply didn’t get the job done.
Moura then put the nail in the coffin when he raced clear to add the third six minutes from time to make it nine points from nine for Spurs.