Mourinho feared Manchester United fans would boo tactics

"I talked about it (with Jose Mourinho)". One thing is a big club and another thing is a big football team that you know is not one of the best teams in the world, so when you speak about responsibilities to win the Premier League, Tottenham does not have that responsibility.

"The recruitment has not been good enough in the previous five years, it's been all over the place", former United captain Gary Neville said after a win over West Brom which featured a United starting XI containing seven players who were at the club when Alex Ferguson retired in 2013. The price for the big clubs is different to the other clubs.

It is two more dropped points and a further example of just how far the rest of the league is behind Manchester City, but more than that it was a lesson for Mourinho to learn. The big historical clubs they are normally punished in the market for the history.

"I have been in that position for 21 years so I will not start to complain now", said Wenger.

The home defence looked in disarray in the early stages and Scott Arfield clipped the top of the crossbar with a volley from Johann Berg Gudmundsson's cross, after United again failed to clear their lines.

United made a double switch after the break and substitute Jesse Lingard gave United hope in a dominant second half with a sublime back-heel finish from Ashley Young's cross in the 53rd minute. So the boys are doing what they can, and they are doing fine.

While the United manager may seek reinforcements in the transfer window beginning next week, Belgium midfielder Marouane Fellaini is uncertain if he will extend his stay at Old Trafford.

He went on to suggest another offer from United "will probably follow", but he doesn't know if he will accept it.

"Man United made me a contract proposal and I think they will make an another one", Fellaini told Belgian publication HUMO.

'We always have that fighting spirit, that never-give-up attitude and we'll see where it gets us'.

  • Stacy Allen