That's what made the result hurt even more, coming at a low for Jose Mourinho when there's a lot of question marks about tension in the camp regarding a lack of defensive signings.
Ironically, United produced an improved performance compared to their 3-2 loss to Brighton in their last game, but still managed to let in three goals by Spurs at the wrong times.
Mourinho had a go at the media in the post match press conference, talking about his record and here's how our members of the South African media and fans reacted.
Spurs fans will be most satisfied in keeping their 100% record, with three wins in three games so far.
Jose Mourinho talking about RESPECT for his 3 titles being greater than the 2 titles collected by all the other 19 managers put together... well, it's a bit late for the Manchester United manager's Aretha Franklin tribute, no? #MANTOT @ManUtd R E S P E C T Sock it to me— Ignat Football (@IgnatFootball) August 27, 2018
Classic, this journos sometimes are too much, listened to him in the post match interview with sky sports, he was proffesional— M A T I M B A (@Matimber_becks) August 27, 2018
That's our job, to ask those tough questions on behalf of the fans. And you you can't show leadership qualities n control your emotions, the angle to the story changes. "Mourinho shows media middle finger" that's your headline— Dumizulu Nkwanyane (@FrankNkwanyane) August 27, 2018
Pitso is heading to this direction.— Siya Hamnca (@Siya_Thiago) August 27, 2018
Funny how Manchester United's pointing out at their superior statistics vs. Tottenham tonight. Here's some stats: This is Jose Mourinho's third season. That's the most important stat. Here's another stat: Man Utd 0-3 Spurs. Let the meltdown begin. #MUNTOT @ManUtd @SpursOfficial— Ignat Football (@IgnatFootball) August 27, 2018
He's earned his respect though. Can't argue with that. Media does try to turn fans and players against Jose. He's a fantastic manager, without doubt.— Mnikelo Athandwa Limani (@mabengu_mnikelo) August 27, 2018