Tottenham slumped to a tepid 2-1 defeat against a razor-sharp Manchester United side at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Wednesday night as José Mourinho’s Spurs juggernaut came to a sudden halt.
Spurs have always struggled against United. There just seems to be a mental block there. Remember Sir Alex Ferguson’s quotes a number of year ago about them? “Lads, it’s Tottenham.”
Opta has revealed that the Lilywhites have lost more Premier League games against United than another side, with a total of 35 defeats. Definitely a bogey side.
Mourinho himself has also struggled when taking on his former club. The Portuguese manager has won none of his last five away games against the Red Devils, drawing two and losing three. In those games, he faced four different managers: Sir Alex Ferguson, David Moyes, Louis van Gaal and now Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Despite United’s woes this season, they have discovered some sort of form when playing at Old Trafford. They are currently unbeaten in their last nine home games in all competitions, which dates back to a 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace in August.
As well as that, the Red Devils have lost none of their 138 games at Old Trafford in which they have scored the first goal of the game. Home comforts.