Jose Mourinho’s full-time gesture to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is subtle retribution

Tottenham humiliated Manchester United this evening in a 6-1 hammering at Old Trafford – before Jose Mourinho rubbed salt in the wounds at the full-time whistle.

Spurs ripped United apart in a devastating opening 45 minutes, despite Bruno Fernandes breaking the deadlock from the penalty spot when Davinson Sanchez brought down Anthony Martial in the box.

Nevertheless, Tanguy Ndombele brought the visitors level immediately before Son Heung-Min edged them in front.

And when Martial saw red for slapping Erik Lamela, Son and Harry Kane added another two for Spurs before half-time.

It was the first time United have ever conceded four first-half goals in the Premier League.

Serge Aurier and Kane then sealed the rout in the second half, ensuring Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men were on the wrong end of a five-goal battering.

When the full-time whistle sounded, Mourinho couldn’t resist patting Solskjaer on the back of the head as they embraced to shake hands.

After Spurs’ 2-1 defeat at Old Trafford last year, Solskjaer was spotted patting his United predecessor’s head while shaking hands – which left the Red Devils faithful in stitches.

However, Mourinho managed to get his own back on the Norwegian by making the same gesture following tonight’s 6-1 thrashing in Manchester.

“It is history for Tottenham, history for my boys and I cannot deny it is also history for me,” the Spurs boss told BBC’s Match of the Day.

“I won many times in this stadium, mostly with Manchester United but also with Chelsea, Real Madrid and now Tottenham.

“It is a victory of the squad, not just the team but the squad. It is a victory of the confidence, the team is so confident.

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“To concede in the first minute we could have been destroyed. I feel very happy, it is an honour for us to have this unique record in this stadium.

“We were the best team. They couldn’t stop us when we were 11 v 11. We were winning already, we were missing chances. The performance was very, very impressive.”

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