Jose Mourinho bolts news conference, demands respect after Tottenham routs Manchester United

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"Three for me and two for them", he said, referencing Pep Guardiola and Manuel Pellegrini's English top-flight titles.

"Mourinho knows what he's doing and knows how to win titles", said Rooney, who played under Mourinho for a season when United won the Europa League and the League Cup in 2017. "Yes, it means 3-0, but it also means three Premier Leagues - and I won more Premier Leagues alone than the other 19 managers put together". It has been 49 years since they collected the ball from their own net so much in their first three games.

And that was clear when Woodward spoke with the manager following the final whistle. It is an explosive cocktail composed of several ingredients that has seen the side drop to 13th place after a hesitant start in which they defeated Leicester City 2-1 before losing 3-2 to Brighton and 3-0 to Spurs.

All eyes will be on Manchester United will do as Mourinho wishes by the end of the week. Many things can happen.

Mourinho, who signed a new contract in January that could tie him to the club until 2021, has been frustrated that key transfer targets, including a centre-back and a right winger, did not arrive in the summer - although it is understood he has received assurances there will be money to spend in January if the right players become available.

Mourinho has not lost the dressing room but morale has suffered in recent months and it was noted that only eight players were on the team coach from Carrington to the Lowry Hotel for the Spurs game.

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With pressure reaching a boiling point on Mourinho's job status at Old Trafford, expect his responses to only get better.

"I'm sure with the quality of players he will have a game plan to push for the title".

That said, we should probably prepare ourselves for his now almost-inevitable (second) departure, because his position at Old Trafford appears on the brink of becoming untenable.

"This will give us huge belief and is a good statement of intent".

"We lost against Sevilla (last season in the Champions League last 16) and we were booed because we deserved it".

Last season's second-place finish was United's highest league position in the past five years and numerous club's fans have laid the blame for the relative under-achievement at the door of executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward. In total, they had 23 efforts (five on target) against a Spurs side that only had nine shots but still managed three goals. We started the game really well, but we conceded two goals in the second half.

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