Manchester United edged past Tottenham with a 1-0 win at Old Trafford in wet conditions on Saturday in the Premier League.
The Red Devils were at their grab-and-smash best as United beat Tottenham in a tense clash between the two second spot holders in the league table.
Manchester United climbed above Tottenham to secure the second spot with 23 points after 10 matches while city rivals Manchester City stay on top spot with 28 points.
Anthony Martial was the star of the match as he struck the winner after coming on mid-way in the second half. The Frenchman came on for Marcus Rashford to grab the match for United.
Here we discuss the five things that happened in the Premier League clash between fellow rivals Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspurs.
Manchester United Return To Winning Ways
Manchester United are back to winning again in the Premier League after slipping up last week out following an under par performance at Kirklees Stadium.
Jose Mourinho’s men suffered the first defeat of the season against Huddersfield Town A.F.C. in the Premier League.
However, the Red Devils returned to the right track after their hard fought win against Tottenham in the Premier League on Saturday.
United backed their mid-week win against Swansea in the Carabao Cup with a vital win against Pochettino’s men to keep themselves in contention for the league title race.
Anthony Martial: Again Super-Sub
Anthony Martial came on for Marcus Rashford to grab the drab game with late winner against Tottenham at Old Trafford.
Anthony Martial has the knack of scoring from the bench this season having done so already three times. Martial has scored as substitute against Everton, West Ham and Swansea.
Tottenham Hotspur has been added to that growing list after a crucial late winner to keep the Red Devils on the hunt for the Premier League title.
Martial also proved a point to Mourinho with the Portuguese not so fond of the Frenchman. Martial showed why he should have spot in the starting line-up.
Tottenham Misses Harry Kane
Tottenham badly missed their star striker in the Premier League clash against Manchester United as United cemented their second spot in the league table after Match week 10.
Harry Kane has been out for only two matches and the Spurs have slipped up in both occasions.
Mid-week at home against West Ham and away at Manchester United on Saturday.
Harry Kane is receiving treatment after succumbing to a hamstring injury
during their last Premier League win against Liverpool.
3-5-2 Works Good For United
Mourinho has been shifting between three and four players as the main backline this season.
Both the systems have clicked for Jose Mourinho and United. Mourinho has been experimenting the 3-5-2 formation since the pre-season tour.
Jose Mourinho has used this formation to nullify opposition attacks as well as in breaking into opposition defence.
The wing-backs can shift into defence as well as go forward. This helped largely against Tottenham.
Nemanja Matic and Ander Herrera stopped Tottenham from dictating the tempo of the match. And with Ashley Young and Antonio Valencia as full-backs, United looked as a solid outfit.
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