An impressive tweet emerged after Tottenham beat Manchester United 3-0.
It pointed out how much Spurs’ starting XI cost, listing the price paid for their 10 outfield players with man of the match Lucas Moura, at £25million, being the most expensive.
The winger was signed from Paris Saint-Germain in January and has started the season impressively.
And even when you include the £11m Tottenham paid Lyon for goalkeeper Hugo Lloris in 2012, it’s still impressive when compared to United’s starting XI for the same game.
Of the players, Nemanja Matic, Fred, Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba are the players signed by Jose Mourinho.
Yet former Man United defender Gary Neville believes the current manager has not been sufficiently backed by chief executive Ed Woodward in the transfer market.
Sam Allardyce, who has managed England, Newcastle, Bolton and West Ham, defended Mourinho after United lost a second successive game.
“Mourinho has set his team up to attack, they’ve created enough chances and opportunities to win the game comfortably, they failed to take those chances and they ended up being sucker punched by some pretty poor defending.
“It’s alright saying it’s a disaster, yes it is, because it’s 3-0.
“But if you’re a manager, you’d be saying to your players: ‘Cut the silly mistakes out, keep getting this possession rate and shot rate, and we will win far more games than we’ll lose’.
“All the hysteria around the result because it’s 3-0 – nobody is looking at the real facts!
“The facts are, United did create more than Tottenham, they did outplay Tottenham, but unfortunately they missed their chances and their slack defending and some brilliant finishing from Tottenham was the difference.”