As the whistle blew on Burnley’s first win at Old Trafford since 1962, you couldn’t be blamed for thinking that this was one of the lowest points to be associated with Manchester United.
The race to replace Mourinho is already in full swing with former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane and Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino the early front-runners according to the bookmakers.
Manchester City manager, Manuel Pellegrini, has called his side’s performance against Tottenham on Saturday ‘disappointing’, refusing to blame a series of refereeing blunders for City’s 4-1 drubbing away at White Hart Lane.
Manchester United’s 3-0 battering of Tottenham has led coach Louis van Gaal to say he believes the Red Devils are capable of overtaking local rivals Manchester City.
Sergio Aguero scored four in City’s 4-1 win over Tottenham at the Etihad to overtake compatriot Carlos Tevez, moving his tally to 61 in just 95 league appearances
City put 11 goals past Spurs in their two meetings last season and have managed 21 goals in their last six encounters in reply to their opponents’ eight.
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini ready to lock horns with ‘great manager’ Mauricio Pochettino at Southampton
Third-placed City travel to St. Mary’s to face eighth-placed Saints
In-form full-back keen to forget Southampton defeat
Nothing will stop Blues’ title defence
MM’s weekend wager: Bet on goal flurry in Manchester City’s Liverpool clash and Fulham to throw away lead
Betting tips for all those who fancy a flutter.
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