Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal insisted his club are still a bigger club than Tottenham Hotspur, speaking after the defeat at White Hart Lane.
The Red Devils lost 3-0 after conceding three goals in seven second half minutes, a severe blow to their Champions League hopes.
Van Gaal was linked with becoming Spurs manager in 2014, before deciding to join United, with the North London club appointing Mauricio Pochettino.
The Dutchman was quoted by The BBC after the game: "The challenge was bigger for me at Manchester United and shall always be bigger.
"I'm sorry for Tottenham but Manchester United is a bigger club."
The problem for Van Gaal is that the challenge appears to have been too big even for a coach with his experience, and he does not help himself with peculiar selection decisions.
Ashley Young played up front in the loss with striker Anthony Martial played out wide, with the defence falling apart after teenager Timothy Fosu-Mensah was taken off injured.
Van Gaal is now under pressure with regard to his job, and Tottenham fans, with their club in second place, did not care much for his belittling comments.
Here is a look at the reaction on Twitter...
Van Gaal thinks he made the right choice going to Utd instead of Spurs. So do we Louis, so do we #COYS— Andy Turner (@YCHAndyT) April 11, 2016
Just seen the Van Gaal comments, don't apologise to us for not joining you whopper I'd rather have Aids and enjoy being jobless #THFC— Jon Austin (@JonCAustin) April 11, 2016
Van Gaal is a clown so we shouldn't take any notice of what he says anyway #THFC— Brian Kenny (@THFC29) April 10, 2016
Happy Monday. Thank you LVG for going to the bigger club #COYS— Marty the Hotspur (@wildy412) April 11, 2016