Tottenham lost 0-1 at home to the inform Red Devils side who needed a win to catch-up with Arsenal on 41 points each. United were able to achieve this thanks to the beauty of Rashford and Pogba combining magnificently, thus leaving Wembley Stadium on a high note.
United’s toils on the pitch was good enough to down high flying Spurs sides at home as their revival continues this season under Care-taker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. On this note we evaluate three important findings as United upstaged Tottenham at Wembley.
United Makes A Massive Statement
The club have been underperforming under former manager Jose Mourinho but with the appointment of Solskjaer’s things have changed for the good as the results is here for all to see at Manchester United.
Spurs were the biggest opposition the Red Devils got to face as they’ve won 5 matches out of 5 prior to this clash. Many expected Spurs to clip United wings especially after their emphatic 0-3 away win last year but it proved to be a whole different ball game altogether as Rashford made most of the opportunity to seal the match against tottenham for his side Manchester United.
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De Gea Goalkeeping Heroics
The Spaniard was outstanding once again in this fixture as Tottenham threw everything at him in the match. However, De Gea kept it unbelievably air ticket at the back till the end to the frustration of Mauricio Pochettino’s side who needed the win most especially at home with United manager potentially labelling him as the greatest goalkeeper to have ever donned the United jersey ahead of the likes of Van Der Sar and Peter Schmeichel.
He made 11 saves, going to ground to prevent the balling from getting past him as he went on set a new record for the highest saves made in a match along with keeping a clean sheet in a game in the Premier League.
Further Managerial Inferences
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s was appointed on an interim basis but what does this victory imply as regards to his position at the Theatre of Dreams. Mauricio Pochettino’s have been linked with the Red Devils hot seat but after this win over Tottenham, which many pitted as a managerial audition for taking over the hot seat at Old Trafford next summer, it seems there is only one clear victor and thats the one who is presently occupying the chair itself.
Solskjaer’s might have done himself some serious boost to his chances as he managed to upstage the most likely option in Pochettino, as his team responded with a special win like this at the Wembley Stadium to win the first actual test for their new boss.