Brilliant goals, penalties, a red card, playacting, drama – Tottenham Hotspur’s 6-1 incineration of Manchester United had just about everything on Sunday evening.
Predictably, the reaction on Twitter wasn’t exactly reserved, with many giving their two cents on a crazy day at Old Trafford.
Something tells me Man United’s defence was subpar.
🎙 – 'Maguire and Bailly make a right mess of it between them!'#MUFC's defenders will not want to see this again…😬
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) October 4, 2020
Tottenham getting past the £190m worth defence of Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Bailly and Luke Shaw: pic.twitter.com/vyWzLvQoiq
— Footy Humour (@FootyHumour) October 4, 2020
For some reason, Harry Maguire is the world’s most expensive defender.
Harry Maguire's defending is inflammatory and disturbing.
— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) October 4, 2020
When you realise Harry Maguire cost more than Virgil Van Dijk. pic.twitter.com/rx4O6WmFp0
— Boring James Milner (@BoringMilner) October 4, 2020
The match all went downhill very quickly after Anthony Martial got sent off…
Our players by the way are absolute wetwipes when Martial got a red card. They’re so soft. You have to do more to pressure the referee on that occasion.
— Ali. (@UtdAlii) October 4, 2020
… but questions were also asked about Erik Lamela’s role in the incident.
If Martial gets sent off, how does VAR not highlight Lamela’s role? Farce
— Jonathan Shrager (@JonathanShrager) October 4, 2020
Souness insinuating that Lamela dived because that’s what “Latin countries” do, and that’s not what “we” do in the “English” Premier League.
Vardy and Grealish fall over six times a game.
— Jaack (@Jaack) October 4, 2020
Still admiring the businesslike way Lamela went down. "Yeah, sorry, I've got to do this, you know how it works."
— Adam Hurrey (@FootballCliches) October 4, 2020
Lamela was listening pic.twitter.com/1lHJfY79k2
— Matthew Stanger (@MatthewStanger) October 4, 2020
Man, Mourinho is a comedian. When asked about the Martial incident:
“If there’s any team that can’t complain about VAR decisions, it’s Manchester United” 😂😂
— EiF (@EiFSoccer) October 4, 2020
And no one was impressed with Luke Shaw’s hacking down of Lucas Moura late on, which somehow only earned him a yellow card.
That should be a red card. Disgusting challenge by Luke Shaw. Shocking decision by the referee
— The Spurs Express (@TheSpursExpress) October 4, 2020
That's pathetic from Luke Shaw. Pathetic, cynical, dangerous, pointless. Symptomatic of a craven surrender by Manchester United.
— Oliver Holt (@OllieHolt22) October 4, 2020
The excuses will start rolling in, no doubt.
Mentioning lack of pre season when you are 6 goals down against a team playing their fourth game in seven days?
— Carl Anka (@Ankaman616) October 4, 2020
Will Ole Gunnar Solskjaer finally come under any pressure for the sack?
Amazing that you can get beaten 6-1 at home, by the guy you replaced, and there's no criticism of the manager.
— Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) October 4, 2020
Ole’s at the wheel pic.twitter.com/bT5xajL1MP
— Dean Van Nguyen (@deanvannguyen) October 4, 2020
Jose Mourinho enjoyed that one anyway.
— O Bella Ciao Bella Ciao Ciao (@Doctor_101Love) October 4, 2020
What a day to not have Roy Keane in the Sky Sports studio.
Sky Sports producer desperately trying to talk Roy Keane through the process of connecting to Zoom right now
— kevin (@KevBeirne) October 4, 2020
Evra ended up being the star of the show, though.
Evra providing us with too much “we are not making it out the hood” content pic.twitter.com/LRWa80pKZs
— JAYR-AB 🇬🇾 (@S7HMIDT) October 4, 2020
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) October 4, 2020
Any chance of mentioning Spurs? No? Okay.
3 hours of MUTV coverage https://t.co/mvPI6mSVDY
— NathanAClark (@NathanAClark) October 4, 2020
Bit of credit for a superb @SpursOfficial performance wouldn’t go amiss.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) October 4, 2020
I wonder when was the last time Man United lost 6-1 at home…
— Manchester City (@ManCity) October 4, 2020