Man Utd 2-0 Tottenham: Bruno Fernandes & Fred goals see Red Devils beat Spurs

Fred celebrates for Man Utd
Fred scored the hole target simply after the damage for Manchester United

Manchester United produced arguably their greatest efficiency below supervisor Erik ten Hag as Tottenham have been swept apart within the Premier League at Old Trafford.

The scoreline does now not do justice to United’s huge superiority as simplest the brilliance of Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris denied them the really emphatic victory they deserved.

Lloris made 5 remarkable saves within the first part by myself as United rained in 19 photographs at the Spurs target, which by some means remained intact.

Fred in any case broke the impasse two mins after the damage, his shot wearing a point of fine fortune as Lloris was once in any case crushed via Ben Davies’ deflection, nevertheless it was once not more than United deserved for a show top on high quality and depth.

United moved out of sight after 69 mins when Bruno Fernandes curled an exact right-foot end past the stretching Lloris in entrance of an ecstatic Stretford End.

Ten Hag’s imprint begins to turn

Manchester United boss Ten Hag understandably regarded a happy guy as he marched off the Old Trafford pitch on the finish of a triumph that bore all of the hallmarks of what he needs from his new fees.

United have been sharper, sooner and more potent than Spurs from the primary whistle, the one worry being they may had been made to pay for now not scoring in a gap 45 mins which noticed Lloris mount a one-man barrier of defiance, with remarkable saves from Luke Shaw and Marcus Rashford. The vigorous Antony additionally glanced the outdoor of the put up with a 25-yard effort.

The passing was once swift and correct, with Fred taking part in a key function along the steadying affect of Casemiro in midfield.

And Fernandes confirmed one of the vital qualities that made him any such resounding luck when he first joined United, the style by which he recommended his end previous Lloris for United’s the most important 2nd an indication of his restored self assurance.

If Ten Hag has a grievance, and there might not be many, it’ll be {that a} two-goal victory margin not at all displays simply how significantly better United have been than a mediocre Spurs.

When the season began, particularly after defeats at house via Brighton and the 4-0 debacle at Brentford, a top-four position within the Premier League would had been a welcome goal. If United handle this goal it’s smartly inside their compass.

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Manchester United

  1. Squad quantity14Player titleEriksen
  2. Squad quantity36Player titleElanga
  3. Squad quantity39Player titleMcTominay

Line-ups

Man Utd

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1de Gea
  • 20Dalot
  • 19Varane
  • 6Martínez
  • 23Shaw
  • 18CasemiroBooked at 52minsSubstituted forEriksenat 87′mins
  • 17Fred
  • 21dos SantosSubstituted forMcTominayat 76′mins
  • 8Bruno Fernandes
  • 25SanchoSubstituted forElangaat 87′mins
  • 10Rashford

Substitutes

  • 2Lindelöf
  • 7Cristiano Ronaldo
  • 12Malacia
  • 14Eriksen
  • 22Heaton
  • 28Pellistri
  • 36Elanga
  • 39McTominay
  • 49Garnacho

Tottenham

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Lloris
  • 17Romero
  • 15DierSubstituted forD Sánchezat 82′mins
  • 33Davies
  • 2DohertySubstituted forR Sessegnonat 82′mins
  • 30BentancurSubstituted forSkippat 89′mins
  • 38BissoumaSubstituted forLucas Mouraat 82′mins
  • 5Højbjerg
  • 14PerisicSubstituted forSpenceat 89′mins
  • 10Kane
  • 7Son Heung-Min

Substitutes

  • 4Skipp
  • 6D Sánchez
  • 11Gil
  • 19R Sessegnon
  • 20Forster
  • 24Spence
  • 25Tanganga
  • 27Lucas Moura
  • 34Lenglet

Referee:
Simon Hooper

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