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Nuno Espirito Santo responds to Tottenham fans booing during Manchester United defeat


Tottenham and Nuno Espirito Santo were booed off after their defeat to Manchester United (Reuters)

Nuno Espirito Santo admits Tottenham are ‘not on the right track’ after his side were booed off the pitch following their 3-0 defeat to Manchester United on Saturday.

Cristiano Ronaldo put United ahead before half time, while goals in the second half from Edinson Cavani and Marcus Rashford sealed a comfortable win for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.

Spurs, meanwhile, failed to register a shot on target during the game, while the decision to substitute Lucas Moura in the second half was met by intense booing from supporters inside the stadium.

Spurs have now lost four out of their last six Premier League matches and Nuno concedes his side need to show signs of improvement.

‘We are not on the right track. I totally understand the criticism,’ Nuno told Sky Sports after his side’s defeat.

‘It’s part of football. When the team doesn’t perform, the fans suffer. The fans are not happy, they have showed they’re not happy.

Spurs fans were furious with Nuno Espirito Santo’s decision to replace Lucas Moura (AFP via Getty)

‘It’s up to us to take it, tell them we try our best, tell them we are sorry because we didn’t perform as we wanted.

‘We keep on trying. And in a humble way ask them support us all the way.’

When asked about the reaction from his side’s supporters, Spurs captain Hugo Lloris said: ‘When you’re a professional you expect critics.

‘The fans expect more from us, but this is not the moment to give up, this is the moment to stick together.

‘But also we need to find the solution to move on.’

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