"I'll tell you the stats and why Man United were so good", Allardyce said on Tuesday's Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast. So, we are not looking for the likes of Darron Gibson who, despite playing two games against Spurs for United, played in two League Cup games. "Look, it's only one goal, we've still got a lot of time" and then comes maybe another mistake.
Spurs now had a flawless record after three rounds helped when Harry Kane and Lucas Moura struck twice in a three-minute span early in the second half to get them ahead at Old Trafford.
Mourinho was goaded with chants of "you're getting sacked in the morning" by the travelling Tottenham fans.
Mourinho, who lifted his most recent Premier League crown three years ago, has also won two titles in Portugal, two in Italy and one in Spain, as well as winning the Champions League twice, and the Europa League with United in 2017. After beating Leicester in its opener, United lost to Brighton 3-2 and now has three points after three rounds. The Mirror say the result leaves Mourinho on the brink, and noted how the United boss' elongated applause towards the Stretford End signalled how his time at Old Trafford could be coming to an end.
Hugo Lloris kept his place in the Spurs goal and retained the captain's armband despite being arrested for drink driving in the early hours of Friday.
"We didn't play great in the first half". Romelu Lukaku rounded Hugo Lloris but sent his shot on the angle wide of the open goal from 12 yards.
"We feel really sorry for them, very disappointed, because we wanted to do better".
But, ultimately, defensive and mental brittleness saw Mourinho's men collapse, with just 133 seconds between the visitors' first and second goals. Moura has been superb throughout.
He praised United fans for their attitude at the end of the game, saying "all our fans don't read papers, all our fans don't watch television, all our fans are more intelligent than that and answered in an awesome way".