Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho hails side's commitment after Spurs win


After witnessing his side lose out to Huddersfield Town last weekend, manager Jose Mourinho was quick to criticise the attitude of his players as the club slipped five points adrift of leaders Manchester City, and it leaves United in a position where they dare not drop more points in the top flight at this stage of the season.

The match looked set to end in an unremarkable draw, only for substitute Martial to race onto Romelu Lukaku's flick-on late on to fire United to a 1-0 win against Mauricio Pochettino's Spurs.

Manchester United head into their Premier League showdown with Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford looking to avoid extending their winless streak in the top flight to three matches.

"I don't understand some reactions when people question "are they Red Devils"?"

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There was nothing fancy about Martial's victor, the forward finishing after a kick downfield by United goalkeeper David De Gea was headed on by Romelu Lukaku.

"Martial plays the same position as Marcus but is more comfortable dropping in between the lines and driving with the ball as well as attacking space".

Both teams showed great intensity in a first-half that lacked any notable chances however following the interval both sides passed up glorious opportunities to take the lead in the fixture.

'So contrary to some imaginary sources that tell you everything we do here, I can promise you that since that match I didn't speak one single second about the match, because [there's] no need'. It was unlucky that in the last 10 minutes we conceded our goal. "You are always going to miss your main striker but it is not fair to talk about Harry Kane".