Jose Mourinho poked fun at Phil Jones after the defender’s horror show in Manchester United‘s 2-0 defeat to Tottenham.
Jones, who started the match alongside Chris Smalling in central defence, was caught off guard as Harry Kane beat him to a header to set up Christian Eriksen’s opener in the 11th second.
The evening soon got even worse for Jones as the England defender fired the ball into his own net in the 28th minute following Kieran Trippier’s cross from the right flank.
Speaking to BT Sport after Spurs’ victory, Mourinho said: ‘The second goal was unlucky, Jones was very unlucky. ‘He scored a great goal, that Harry Kane would have been proud of!’
Mourinho was frustrated that his side made such a bad mistake so early on in the match. He added: ‘We made a bad mistake in the first goal. It was a mistake by the whole team because they watch videos and analyse Spurs’ kick-off. They know the way they do it. ‘They know Kane starts in an integral position to win some meters. It was a really bad goal.
‘It was a good reaction for ten minutes, good crosses in the face of goal, we were there. ‘But the second goal mentally killed us and gave Spurs chance to play the way they want to play.’