Anthony Martial strikes late to down Tottenham Hotspur

Manchester United fell to a shock 2-1 defeat against Premier League new boys Huddersfield, and the Spanish midfielder questioned his team-mates' displays after the game.

'I was surprised but I was happy about his words because it is not easy for the players to recognise and admit [why they lost],' said Mourinho, according to

Manchester United head into their Premier League showdown with Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford looking to avoid extending their winless streak in the top flight to three matches. The two strikers were up against awesome central defenders. some of the best in Europe.

"Martial plays the same position as Marcus but is more comfortable dropping in between the lines and driving with the ball as well as attacking space".

Former Chelsea manager Mourinho accepted the result could easily have gone the other way, saying: "That was hard, it could have been a draw".

'I was happy because it shows dignity, character and intelligence to know the reason why we lost the match.

"We tried and we deserved the victory".

Both sides went into the break all square, but United did finally create their first clear sight of goal 10 minutes into the second half when Henrikh Mkhitaryan worked space to shoot before seeing his curling effort saved by Lloris.

Tottenham were without injured striker Harry Kane but Pochettino insisted his side's title challenge was about more than the in-form England forward. "It is always about the result".