Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester United Match Analysis


Source: Manchester Evening News
Manchester United XI vs Cardiff: 

De Gea, Ashely Young, Phil Jones, Victor Lindelöf, Luke Shaw, Nemanja Matic, Ander Herrera, Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford

This was the sixth Premier League match for Manchester United under the new reign of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and we were looking to make it 6/6 away against Tottenham at Wembley. And this is exactly what we managed to do with a hard fought and well worked 1-0 victory. The only goal of the game was scored by Marcus Rashford, who slotted the ball passed Lloris excellently following a brilliant Paul Pogba through ball. This wasn’t the full story of the game however, Spurs played extremely well in the second half and United were the ones playing dogged and solid football. These tactics worked for the most part against Spurs, but they still managed to cut through our defence. United’s saviour on the day was goalkeeper David De Gea who pulled off a remarkable 11 saves to keep Manchester United’s clean sheet intact and secure all three points.

This result now means that since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over United, we have closed the gap on the top 4 from 11 points to just 6 points and we have now caught up with 5th place Arsenal who were initially miles ahead of us. With Ole in charge there is still plenty of promise left in our season, which not many could have predicted after our poor first half of the season under Mourinho. I think that these 5 games finally give the United fans something to smile about and make them finally look forward to the next game full of positivity.


What’s next for United?

The reign under Solskjaer is full of positivity and optimism following the 6 wins on the bounce that have seen United look back to the former best, we don't know what the future holds under Ole but we as fans are all excited to see it. It is clear that the team has been playing with freedom and desire and this was clear once again in the biggest game under Ole so far. We can only hope that this is the first of many big wins under our new boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

In terms of players, there was a clear improvement in performances all round, but especially Paul Pogba who looked like the World Class midfeilder we all know he can be in this game. In the first half he bossed the game and was arguably the best player on the pitch. in the 2nd half it was a much more disciplined performance from him, choosing his moments to go forward carefully whilst also being solid in a defensive sense. Another player who once again shone under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was Marcus Rashford who added another goal to his name in this game making it 7 league goals for him this season. It is very exciting for the future of the club when we see our young talents and star players performing consistently well for the club, and under Solskjaer we hope that this can continue.

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