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Player Ratings: Tottenham 1-3 Manchester United

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Ratings in after another comeback

Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United - Premier League Photo by Adrian Dennis - Pool/Getty Images

Dean Henderson: 9/10

Strong performance from Henderson. Kept good control of his area, challenged and won crosses, and made several key saves in the second half as United battled to come back and win.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka: 7/10

Surprisingly a constant presence down the right in attack. He made some great runs, but his delivery varied from good to lacking. Defensively solid with not too much to do on his wing.

Victor Lindelof: 7/10

The goal conceded was a moment of slow reactions from the centre back pair, but otherwise they put in a solid performance. Lindelof in particular made some important clearances, and was calm on the ball against a high press.

Harry Maguire: 7/10

See above. Not hugely influential, but strong on set pieces.

Luke Shaw: 9/10

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Fred: 7/10

Took a while to grow into the game. Gave the ball away a lot and struggled with the press, but started a great attacking move that he finished off himself for United’s equalizer. Brilliant in seeing out the result from that point as well.

Scott McTominay: 6/10

Struggled with Ndombele throughout, and picked up a yellow in the process, but finished strongly by stepping up in the second half.

Paul Pogba: 8/10

Calming presence in midfield. Played some excellent passes, including an assist setting up Greenwood’s goal. Should have been his second of the game, but the brilliant opening goal was disallowed cruelly by the VAR. Should have scored himself too, but couldn’t position himself right with his back to goal.

Bruno Fernandes: 7/10

Struggled to influence the match, but was important in the second half. Had a nice shot from range and set up a couple chances, including one that Pogba should have scored.

Marcus Rashford: 6/10

Continues to play when he’s clearly not 100%, but still probably should have scored. Hesitated on a couple occasions in front of goal before being subbed off for Greenwood.

Edinson Cavani: 9/10

One of Cavani’s best performances in a United shirt. Scored a disallowed first goal but kept up his darting runs across the Spurs box. Got on the end of a nice cross from Greenwood to put United ahead with 10 minutes left.

Substitutes

Mason Greenwood: 9/10

Came on for Rashford, a move that typically means a loss of pace, but United’s attacking intensity didn’t falter. Had a nice shot at goal before setting up Cavani’s goal, and then finished the game off in stoppage time by creating his own shot.

Nemanja Matic: N/A

Came on late.

Manager

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: 9/10

In June, 2020 Manchester United began Project Restart play at Tottenham, falling 0-1 behind in a frustrating first half. They had trouble responding because they struggled to create through Tottenham’s press and finish chances in the area. Today it was a similar start, with even more momentum going against them because of the VAR disallowing Cavani’s opener, and yet they still responded emphatically in the second half. United are a better team now, and Ole is a better manager. He stuck to his gameplan, and relied on players that had poor first halves to deliver. Fred scored his first goal since Jose Mourinho was manager to equalize, and the game was finished off by two goals from strikers that Ole has had to be patient with. His midfield grew into the game and were crucial in the second half, and his decision to bring on Greenwood got them a win. 28 points from losing positions this season. Excellent game management from Solskjaer.