Manchester United eased the pressure on their manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with one of the comfortable football scores of the weekend in the Premier League. Cristiano Ronaldo produced an inspired performance to score one of the goals of the week. Edinson Cavani and Marcus Rashford scored the other two goals of the game as Tottenham failed to produce a single shot on target.
Tottenham: Lloris (5), Emerson Royal (6), Romero (5), Dier (5), Davies (5), Skipp (4), Hojbjerg (5), Lo Celso (4), Lucas Moura (6), Son (5), Kane (4).
Subs: Alli (5), Bergwijn (5), Ndombele (5).
Man Utd: De Gea (6), Wan-Bissaka (7), Lindelof (6), Varane (7), Maguire (6), Shaw (6), McTominay (7), Fred (6), Fernandes (7), Cavani (7), Ronaldo (8).
Subs: Rashford (7), Lingard (n/a), Matic (6).
Man of the match: Cristiano Ronaldo
“The performance was really good from the start, it was really good from Tuesday morning when we worked on something that we felt and hoped and thought was going to work, and it did,” he added. “Every man to a tee did their jobs and we kept a clean sheet and kept the ball away from David [de Gea], he didn’t have a save to make. There is many things behind the tactics we used. One was solidity, we managed to get Raphael [Varane] slap bang in the middle of the back four because we needed a clean sheet.”
“We needed to control the game with the ball and we did. We got Edinson and Cristiano to play together as a front two, and we got width from the wing-backs.” he continued. “If you change to a back three and you don’t get a result you are going to be scrutinized, but we felt it worked and the coaches have done a very good job to put that in place.”
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