Manchester United’s unbeaten league record goes at the John Smith’s Stadium, where Huddersfield have hung on to win courtesy of goals from Aaron Mooy and Laurent Depoitre. Marcus Rashford’s late consolation was not enough.
United had fallen two points behind rivals Manchester City last weekend, with Pep Guardiola’s side thrashing Stoke 7-2 following the Red Devils’ uninspiring 0-0 draw at Liverpool. With Manchester City winning by 3-0 against Burnley, Manchester United have now fallen 5 points behind Guardiola’s men.
Mourinho came under criticism for a defensive display at Anfield, and will be under pressure to deliver another display of counter-attacking might that United fans have become used to this season.
David Wagner’s Huddersfield were winless in their last five games, but a bright start to the season sees them sitting 12th in the table – and a real threat to United.
In Mourinho’s post game interview, he noted that Manchester United deserved the punishment of the defeat and the best team won. He said he was not expecting the result but Huddersfield was playing a game of their life with intensity and more aggression.