Definitely, a day to remember for Manchester United and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, as the red devils put up a performance worthy of a win against Tottenham and ex-manager Jose Mourinho.
The hosts were largely the better side for most parts of the game. With Marcus Rashford on target twice to deliver Jose Mourinho’s first blow since taking over from Mauricio Pochettino at Spurs.
Manchester United took the lead early in the game, with Marcus Rashford superbly finishing against Gazzaniga in the 6th minute.
However, the red devils failed to extend their lead, wasting countless chances to put the fixture beyond doubt, and eventually let the visitors back into the game.
Dele Alli brilliantly bringing the ball under control in the United box and finishing expertly. Although Ashley Young could have done better, with Fred applying the pressure on the England international.
Manchester United would, however, restore their one-goal lead, Marcus Rashford once again on target. This time from the penalty spot, after he was brought down by Sissoko.
The red devils would hold on to their lead for the rest of the game, with Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur consistently threatening to pull level.
Did Ole Gunnar Solskjaer prove a point?
It’s definitely not Manchester United’s biggest win of the season, but it was the most comfortable they’ve been against a top-six side for a long time.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may not have Manchester United back to their best, but this season hasn’t been dreadful against the top dogs.
Scott Mctominay is back!
Manchester United have been missing out on a fifth-place by failing to win in the past two games. Coincidentally, Scott Mctominay has also been missing in these games.
Fred has had to stretch across both sides of the pitch in the past few games. However, with Scott Mctominay back and the rhythm between both players still strong and flourishing. Manchester United have returned to strength in the midfield area, and that seems to have strongly aided the attack.
Back to the game…
So it wasn’t a perfect four for Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford. But it wasn’t all bad for the manager, with Dele Alli and Heung-min Son having consistently threatened to break the United defense in half at some point.
Manchester United showed a lot of positive heading for Saturday’s clash with neighbors Manchester City.
The manager would be hoping to have the services of talisman Paul Pogba for the fixture. But whether or not the Frenchman returns in time for the clash, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would head into the fixture full of confidence that his side can keep their impressive record against the top six sides running.