Awesome Man Utd Sinks Sorry Spurs

Cristiano Ronaldo’s first goal was his first Premier League goal in nearly six weeks, since United’s 2-1 win at West Ham.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said Manchester United recovered from “a difficult week” after they put the pressure on their Tottenham counterpart Nuno Espirito Santo with a well-deserved victory.

Cristiano Ronaldo was the inspiration behind United’s excellent performance, providing the perfect response to Liverpool’s 5-0 win at Old Trafford last week that raised questions about Solskjaer’s future.

Solskjaer is not out of the woods yet, but Ronaldo made life much more comfortable for his boss with a sublime volley off the far post from a Bruno Fernandes cross six minutes before the break, followed by a slide rule pass to prepare. Edinson Cavani for a second after 64 minutes.

“The most important thing for the fans, for me and for the players is that we connect,” said the Norwegian coach, whose team recorded a first win in five Premier League games.

“It has been a difficult week for the players, the club, the fans, for me. I have stayed away from most of the noise. But you know what is happening out there and you know you have to improve.

“Every time you lose a game it’s the worst feeling in the world as a coach or manager. We needed the whole week to work on this performance.”

Marcus Rashford wrapped things up with a brilliant finale four minutes from time when Spurs fans erupted in fury at Nuno and their president Daniel Levy, with chants of “We want Levy out” echoing throughout the vast stadium.

Tottenham were mediocre with Harry Kane barely in the game and riots among their fans, which turned against manager Nuno when he replaced Lucas Moura with Steven Bergwijn in the second half.

Ronaldo to the rescue

Ronaldo demonstrated his world-class talent just when Solskjaer and United needed him the most in a game they simply couldn’t afford to lose.

Helped by the tireless and outstanding Cavani, the Portuguese forward added the flourishes to a United performance that was a great improvement over that catastrophe against Liverpool, although that was not difficult and the Spurs were very bad opponents.

Ronaldo was a constant threat with his move, and also saw a thunderous blow ruled offside as United dominated.

He displayed glorious technique for his goal and then demonstrated the perfect connection with Cavani to send the Uruguayan for a typically compound finish, effectively ending the contest.

Solskjaer was able to bring Raphael Varane back to his defense alongside captain Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof in three defenses that coped comfortably with the weak attacking efforts of the Spurs off-set.

And while this must be placed in the context that Spurs are simply not in the same class as Liverpool, it was a very satisfying 90 minutes for Solskjaer after what has been a heartbreaking week following the destruction of Liverpool in front of his team. own fans.

It can only be the beginning though, with United playing Atalanta in Italy in the Champions League this week before a derby with Manchester City at Old Trafford on Saturday lunchtime.

United and Solskjaer have a long comeback from Liverpool’s defeat, but where Ronaldo is there is hope.

This was a highly efficient overall performance and a victory that was fully deserved.

Spurs supporters in riotous mood

Spurs manager Nuno has been struggling to win over the fans, but the atmosphere within this vast arena turned unruly as they meekly slipped in to defeat here.

They were already in a bad mood before Nuno made the controversial decision to replace Moura with Bergwijn nine minutes after the break. The stadium was engulfed in loud boos and chants of “you don’t know what you’re doing” directed at Nuno.

And when Rashford ran through a non-existent defense later to add insult to injury, Levy was in the line of fire as thousands of Spurs fans got up and left.

Tottenham was unable to shoot on target and even Kane felt the frustration of home fans when a cross went astray.

Nuno’s status, well below the wanted managers list when Spurs moved in to replace fired José Mourinho, always meant he needed a quick start, but his sterile style of football and the way they barely put a glove on him. United provoked an angry reaction.

United’s confidence would have been shaky after the way they were dismantled by Liverpool, but Spurs were very cautious, sitting down and playing a waiting game that allowed Solskjaer’s team to grow in the game and take control.

Nuno showed a lonely figure as he felt the wrath of Spurs fans, looking almost as lost as Solskjaer did at Old Trafford last Sunday as Liverpool rampaged.

And Kane is the symbol of the Spurs’ current plight, fighting on the margins and a target for the same fans who once took pride in calling him “one of us.”

Kane has been seen as a different and downsized player since a move to Manchester City failed in the summer, although it must also be added that the service to the England captain was negligible. It was Son Heung-min who carried most of the energy and threat on a completely miserable night for the Spurs.

Nuno now needs wins quickly, with a home game against Vitesse, who beat Spurs nine days ago in Arnhem, in the Europa Conference League ahead of a visit to Everton that features a dangerous roster of matches.

Nuno Espirito Santo's decision to withdraw Lucas Moura did not go down well with Tottenham fans
Nuno Espirito Santo’s decision to withdraw Lucas Moura did not go down well with Tottenham fans

Man of the match

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Training 4-2-3-1

  • 1Cries
  • 12Leite de Souza Junior
  • 4RosemaryReserved at 90 minutes
  • fifteenDier
  • 33DaviesBooked in 78 minutes
  • 5Højbjerg
  • 29JumpReplaced forNdombeleto 66 ‘minutes
  • 27Lucas mouraReplaced forBergwijnto 54 ‘minutes
  • 18The CelsoReplaced forThereto 73 ‘minutes
  • 7Son Heung-Min
  • 10Kane


  • 2Doherty
  • 3Reguilón
  • 6D Sánchez
  • 14Rodon
  • twentyThere
  • 22Gollini
  • 23Bergwijn
  • 25Thong
  • 28Ndombele

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Training 3-4-1-2

  • 1From Gea
  • 2Lindelöf
  • 19Varane
  • 5MaguireReserved at 22 minutes
  • 29Wan-Bissaka
  • 39McTominay
  • 17FredReserved at 73 minutes
  • 23ShawReserved at 19 minutes
  • 18Bruno fernandesReplaced forMaticto 76 ‘minutes
  • twenty-oneCavaniReplaced forLingardto 82 ‘minutes
  • 7Cristiano RonaldoReplaced forRashfordto 71 ‘minutes


  • 3Bailly
  • 10Rashford
  • elevenGreenwood
  • 14Lingard
  • twentyDalot
  • 25Sancho
  • 26Henderson
  • 31Matic
  • 3. 4van de Beek

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