Spurs continued their perfect start to the Premier League season.
Mauricio Pochettino said his Tottenham Hotspur made a statement with their 3-0 win over Manchester United on Monday night.
Harry Kane broke the deadlock five minutes into the second-half at Old Trafford and Lucas Moura wrapped up the win with two goals as Spurs made it their third win on the trot.
"I think it's so important because it puts us in a very important position in the table," he told a news conference after the tie as ESPN quoted.
"Another negative result today and it's open again, [people would say it's] difficult for Tottenham to win away from home against the top six again.
"This can appear some big statement to say, 'OK, we are here' to show that we believe in ourselves. Good character. I think in the end only three points but we need to keep calm.
"In the same way we can be happy because Manchester United is a great team and it's not easy to play and come here. Maybe it's easy to score but after 1-0 you want to play safe and say, 'OK, come on, let's play safe and finish the game 1-0'.
"But I think the character and the personality of the team was to trying to find the second and the third. I think that is why we fully deserved the result and the players all the credit."