The Red Devils have endured a miserable campaign so far under new manager David Moyes, having already lost six games this season as their bid to defend their title looks well over
Shoddy defending allowed Emmanuel Adebayor and Christian Eriksen to strike as Tim Sherwood continued his unbeaten start in charge of Spurs, with Danny Welbeck's well-taken finish proving nothing more than mere consolation.
It was the Red Devils' fourth home defeat and sixth overall, leaving them in seventh place and 11 points off leaders Arsenal in David Moyes's first season in charge. It also brought to an end a run of four consecutive league wins and with top four teams Arsenal, Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool all winning, it was a miserable match-day for United.
Such a position has led Goal Singapore supporters to believe that United will not even finish in the Champions League spots at the end of the season, let alone defend their Premier League crown.
An overwhelmimg 64.9% think that Moyes's men will not make the top four come May, with only 30.3% voting otherwise. The remaining 4.8%, a small minority of more optimistic readers, think United will still end up as champions.
With star striker Wayne Rooney's injury likely to keep him out of action, the problems just keep piling up at Old Trafford, whose crowd as not used to seeing their heroes defeated so often at home.
United will take a break from league action when they return to action next Monday morning, Singapore time against Swansea in the FA Cup.