sport news Jose Mourinho has got Spurs bouncing, now can he haunt Man United? 

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When Jose Mourinho bounced into Tottenham's plush training headquarters 12 days ago he vowed to propel the squad back towards the top four.

He's staying true to his word. Tottenham were 11 points adrift of the Champions League positions when Mourinho arrived as Mauricio Pochettino's replacement.

Saturday's 3-2 win over Bournemouth, the club's third successive victory since their new manager's arrival, means the gap to fourth-placed Chelsea is now just five points.

Jose Mourinho has got three wins on the bounce since taking over as Tottenham manager

Jose Mourinho has got three wins on the bounce since taking over as Tottenham manager

Mourinho returns to Old Trafford to take on his old club Manchester United in his next match

Mourinho returns to Old Trafford to take on his old club in his next match

The Mourinho bounce is in full effect, his 100 per cent start to life in north London a world away from gloomy final weeks of Pochettino's reign.

Trouble is never too far away, though. Wednesday's trip to Old Trafford will provide Mourinho with a more realistic test of exactly where his new team's frailties lie.

The sub-plot, of course, is inescapable. Mourinho back in Manchester, almost a year since he was sacked by United, will make for an intriguing night's entertainment.

So, too, will Mourinho's pre-match press conference on Tuesday.

'He was there for two years I think —but we just want to keep smiling and winning,' said Son Heung-min.

'This is our job and we want to get the best result for him and for ourselves as well.'

He will have to make sure his defence is improving, conceding two in each of his games so far

He will have to make sure his defence is improving, conceding two in each of his games so far

Disregarding the obvious narrative, as hard as that might be, Mourinho will not be getting carried away with Tottenham's storm up the Premier League since arriving last month.

It's true Spurs have plundered 10 goals in the three matches he has

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