Manchester United piled the pressure on their former manager Jose Mourinho with a 3-1 win at Tottenham that continues their own hopes of posting an invincible Premier League season on the road.

United, who controversially had an opening goal ruled out, fell behind to Son Heung-min’s effort before half-time but they roared back after the break and deservedly won it thanks to goals from Fred, Edinson Cavani and Mason Greenwood.

The game exploded in the 33rd minute as United were denied an opener.

Scott McTominay brushed off Son and the United move developed to see Paul Pogba slip in Cavani and the Uruguayan finished well past Hugo Lloris.

After a lengthy process, VAR advised referee Chris Kavanagh to take a look at McTominay’s challenge on Son on the pitchside monitor and he ruled that the Scot, whose arm went into the Spurs player’s face, had committed a foul.

The decision seemed soft and United were aghast, but their pain got worse just three minutes after the match restarted as Spurs took the lead when Son tapped in at the far post from a square pass from Lucas Moura.

United’s response in the second half was impressive and yielded a 57th-minute equaliser.

Pogba was allowed too much room to play in Cavani, whose shot was this time saved by Lloris, but Fred was perfectly placed to ram home the leveller from close range.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men got their second 11 minutes from time with a fine goal from Cavani.

The Uruguayan’s run was not tracked by Serge Aurier and his header was planted into the bottom corner.

Cavani almost undid his good work at the other end as he headed against his own post from a corner, but that was as good as it got for Spurs. Instead, it was United who killed the game at the death with Greenwood firing in at the near post.