Spurs coach says sorry to United

TOTTENHAM manager Mauricio Pochettino apologised to Manchester United for his team’s robust tackling in a 2-1 pre-season defeat on Thursday, but said their Premier League rivals were not blameless in the feisty encounter in Shanghai.

United youth product Angel Gomes sealed victory in the 81st minute after Spurs’ Lucas Moura cancelled out Anthony Martial’s first-half opener but a number of tough tackles from both teams threatened to overshadow the pre-season contest.

“I apologise to United on behalf of our players. I expect the same because there was some action in the second half that they made to us,” Pochettino told reporters.

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