The Athletic have revealed that Manchester United’s dressing was in absolute disarray at half-time as they went into the interval 4-1 down to Tottenham Hotspur last Sunday.
The Red Devils were humiliated 6-1 come the final whistle, with the majority of the damage being inflicted by Jose Mourinho’s men during the first 45.
The hosts raced into a quick lead on Sunday after being awarded a penalty within the first minute of the game but Spurs responded with a quickfire double to leave the home side reeling.
Spurs took complete control of the game after Anthony Martial received his marching orders and effectively had the result in the bag by half-time.
The Athletic reveals that arguments broke out in all directions inside the United dressing room during the interval, with Bruno Fernandes, in particular, being extremely vocal in criticising the defenders.
It is said that the Portuguese international was taken off as Ole Gunnar Solksjaer wanted to protect him from getting too frustrated on the field.
Additionally, it is also revealed that there was a lot of resentment towards Erik Lamela for the way he had gone down, with one United dressing room source suggesting that it was a masterstroke by Mourinho to take the Argentine off at half-time.
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Going by some of the horror tackles that were flying about in the second half, it is clear that the United players were livid and came out with a point to prove. Lamela would have likely been on the receiving end of a few nasty fouls had he stayed on the pitch and Mourinho certainly did the right thing by taking him off.
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