Manchester United boss José Mourinho claims his is the unluckiest team in the league as they pepper opponents’ goals but come away with only draws.nThat theory will be tested today as they host Tottenham (kick-off 2.15pm).

The size of Mourinho’s task as manager is increasingly apparent – he has the most expensively assembled squad in the history of the game, only to see Man City, Liverpool and Chelsea steal a march on them. Is it already too late for a title challenge?