Bruno Fernandes Man United
Bruno Fernandes

With their backs against the wall, Man United have once again managed to turn things around, beating Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 away from home.

Sunday’s win comes at the back of a 5-0 thrashing from Liverpool, a game which had sent ripples across the Old Trafford club. With players’ abilities being questioned and Solskjaer’s job on the line, the Red Devils have managed to come up with a fine response(even though Spurs are a time who are very low in confidence).

It was undoubtedly a cagey affair as both sides looked hesitant to venture on the front foot but in the end, Man United were bold enough to take their chances, primarily because they have a world-class forward line.

This win should help calm some nerves within the club but there’s no denying that this Spurs side are not in their best shape. These three points will undoubtedly be a great springboard for Man United to go out and face teams like Atalanta and then Manchester City in the next seven days.

Man United player ratings vs Spurs:

De Gea: 6.8/10

The Spanish keeper was a spectator for the whole game as he did not have to make even a single save. His only job was to distribute the ball and start play from the back.

Lindelof: 6.8/10

Man United shifted to a 3-5-2 formation on Sunday so despite Varane being fit, Lindelof got a start. The Swede did not have a great game but managed to hold the fort well along with his two other central defensive partners.

Varane: 6.7/10

The Frenchman has just returned from injury which is why he was shy from his peak form. He made six clearances but at the same time, he lost four duels.

Maguire: 7.2/10

The England international was one of the villains against Liverpool but he managed to pull things together on Sunday. He made two successful tackles, won four duels and made four recoveries.

Fred: 6.2/10

Fred once again got a start but the Brazilian had another poor evening, losing the ball on several occasions. It looks like the midfielder has still not matched up with the physicality of the Premier League, getting knocked off the ball multiple times.

McTominay: 7.7/10

The Scottish international was a contrast to Fred though, winning duels and helping to carry the ball out from the back. He’s someone who’s never shy from making a challenge and he was one of the main reasons why the likes of Lo Celso and Son did not have too much shape in and around the final third.

Wan-Bissaka: 7.3/10

He was used as a wing-back against Spurs and this is a role which he is not really comfortable in. While did not provide too much going forward but he did make one great last-ditch block to stop Son from hitting the target.

Luke Shaw: 7.4/10

The England international looked really sharp operating as a wing-back. He provided a lot more going forward and since he had an extra defender behind him, Shaw played with a lot more freedom.

Bruno Fernandes: 8/10

The Portuguese might have stopped scoring goals ever since Ronaldo has come on board but his assists have not dried up. Fernandes provided the assist for the first goal which Man United scored.

Cavani: 8.5/10

The South American proved once again why he is a world-class striker, adding the second-goal cushion for Man United. Many thought he would not be able to play in sync with Ronaldo but the 34-year-old managed it pretty well on Sunday.

Ronaldo: 8.5/10

Cristiano Ronaldo was once again the star of the match, scoring one and assisting one in a game that could turn out to be season-defining for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Man United substitutes:

Marcus Rashford: 6.9/10

The forward scored the third goal for Man United which helped seal all three points.

Matic: 6.7/10

Nemanja Matic replaced Bruno Fernandes as Ole wanted to see things out by adding bodies in midfield. The Serbian though ended up providing an assist to Rashford.

Lingard: N/A

Stats via Sofascore.

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