Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United came out 1-0 winners against Spurs in a tightly-fought encounter at Old Trafford earlier on today. Let’s see how the players rated…
De Gea 7
Barely had a shot to save. Good distribution.
A beast. So strong and aggressive in one-on-one situations.
Never looks comfortable with the ball at his feet but a solid defensive display.
Had his usual couple of erratic moments in the first-half. Recovered his composure and performed well in the second period.
Covered a huge amount of ground on the right-flank and went close with one rasping effort from the edge of the box.
Worked his socks off and was a threat going forward, one of his side’s top performers.
Top class work-rate but sloppy in possession on several occasions.
Matic 8 ( MOTM )
Didn’t have it all his own way initially but grew into the game and eventually started to dominate the centre of midfield.
His poor passing cost United several chances to create clear cut openings. After starting the season brilliantly his form is now becoming a real concern.
Had a stinker for the first 75 minutes to further add fuel to his critics fire. He did however, have a couple of big moments late on; hitting the post with a brilliant header and winning the flick on for the winner.
Looked lively throughout without ever really hurting Spurs.
Won his team the game with his 81st minute finish. Quickly developing a reputation as United’s supersub.
His energy gave his side a lift, but should have done much better when through one-on-one late on.
Beaten by the scruffy nature of Martial’s strike. A couple of loose clearances almost cost his side in first-half.
Put in a solid but unspectacular shift.
Such a classy operator. Passed and defended superbly throughout.
A decent display ruined by his part in United’s winner.
Fell asleep to allow Martial in behind for his goal.
Worked hard, but still looks like it’s going to take him a while to get to grips with the pace of the Premier League.
Poor. Offered very little going forward or in defence.
Another impressive display. Neat and tidy in possession throughout.
Not the best of days for the Denmark international. For somebody normally so composed in possession he looked a little unsure of himself when he had the ball in the final third a few times.
Managed to keep his cool when United did their best to wind him up. Missed Spurs’ best chance of the game albeit a difficult one.
Struggled to make an impact. Although, to be fair he had massive boots to fill and is not a natural centre-forward.
Was dispossessed a couple of times, so he definitely must not be match fit.
Came on with a half hour to go, but failed to use his strength in the air by playing crosses into the box so made no impact.
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