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Jose Mourinho lashes out at VAR after Tottenham’s 3-1 defeat at home to Man Utd and admits top-four hopes are fading

JOSE MOURINHO lashed out at VAR after Tottenham’s 3-1 defeat to Manchester United.

And the Special One also conceded: Our top four hopes are fading fast.

Jose Mourinho was not happy with VAR as Spurs' top four hopes took a hit with defeat to Man Utd


Jose Mourinho was not happy with VAR as Spurs’ top four hopes took a hit with defeat to Man UtdCredit: PA

Spurs came into Sunday’s crunch clash seeing fellow Champions League hopefuls West Ham, Chelsea and Liverpool all pick up crucial wins this weekend.

Things were looking great for the Londoners when Son Heung-Min fired the home side ahead.

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But a second-half capitulation saw Man United score three to seal victory in the capital.

And Spurs are now six points behind fourth-place West Ham with just seven games to play.

Some feel Tottenham were also fortunate to get away with having a United goal in the first half disallowed by VAR.

Scott McTominay was judged to have raised his hand into Son’s face in the build-up for an Edinson Cavani goal.

VAR controversially ruled the strike out moments before Son then put Spurs ahead.

But despite appearing to benefit from the video system, Mourinho lashed out at it for, in his eyes, failing to spot an apparent elbow by Paul Pogba on Serge Aurier.

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And as a result of losing their tenth Premier League match this season, Mourinho also feels a top four finish may now be out of reach for his struggling Spurs side.

The Portuguese tactician told Sky Sports after the final whistle: “My opinion it was a good game but we didn’t deserve this result at all.

“We were unlucky because maybe Pogba should get a red card for an elbow on Serge Aurier.

“I don’t know anything anymore [about VAR]. I watched Fulham vs Wolves, I don’t understand anything anymore.

“Sometimes you get, sometimes you don’t get, I don’t know how to comment. You don’t celebrate a goal because you are afraid.

“It is difficult for everybody. For us, the players, the referees.

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“Lots of contradictions and decision you don’t understand very well. That’s not my problem, I cannot fix this.

“[Top four?] You look to the table and see the distance to them.

“You know it’s difficult but it is mathematically possible.”

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