Having been beaten 6-1 in the reverse fixture earlier in the season, Manchester United exacted revenge over Tottenham with a 3-1 win in North London on Sunday.
What tension was built up in the coaches’ press conferences in the days beforehand was stoked in the incident that saw United supposedly take the lead in the first half.
Scott McTominay fended off Heung-min Son before Paul Pogba and Edinson Cavani combined to beat Hugo Lloris. After a lengthy VAR review, the goal was disallowed for a foul from McTominay on Son.
The visitors were sill rueing that decision when Spurs went ahead, Lucas Moura crossing for Son to head past Dean Henderson at his near post.
Fired up from perceived misjustices, United dominated much of the second half, finding an equaliser when Fred knocked in a rebound from Cavani’s original shot.
The former Paris Saint-Germain striker final got his name on the scoresheet later on, nodding in Mason Greenwood’s cross with around 10 minutes to go.
Gareth Bale was introduced for Spurs, who hit the post when Cavani attempted to intercept a flick-on from a corner in the final minutes.
Greenwood’s late strike settled the match in United’s favour, closing the gap between them and Manchester City to 11 points, with the Red Devils having a game in hand. Mourinho’s side stay seventh, six points off the top four.