Here’s how the Manchester United players fared in the 1-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League:
De Gea- 6
Had a shaky moment as he collided with Jones and dropped the ball, giving Aurier a serious chance. However, he wasn’t really tested too much and made a couple of routine saves from tame efforts from distance.
Poor passing in the opening few minutes but grew better as the match went on. Unsurprising since it was his first game after his return from injury.
Was solid in defence and made many headed clearances which thwarted Tottenham time and again. Had a couple of nervy moments but fortunately those came to nothing.
Superb in defence and made a couple of crucial interceptions and tackles. Could’ve gifted Spurs a goal in the first half, though. Had a good game overall, and his return has provided relief to many United fans.
Was United’s most impressive player for majority of the match. Was flawless in defence and brilliant in attack. Completed a beautiful cross for Martial’s failed bicycle kick.
Fifth consecutive league start shows how quickly he’s cemented his place in the starting line-up. Was superb on the left and shackled Serge Aurier. Skillful dribbling was surprisingly good at times and he even made two well-timed tackles in the first half. Unfortunately not much came off from his crosses.
Protected his defence well and distributed the ball well. Could’ve done more to help his side maintain more possession as his midfield was usually run over by Spurs’ midfielders.
Was full of energy, as usual, and pushed his team for a goal till the very end. Didn’t have any notable chance or incident, though.
Was dropped after recent sub-par displays but made a return to the starting line-up. Had a decent game as not much came off for him and he regularly lost possession. Subbed off after the hour mark.
Was ambitious but his composure undid his efforts. Did well to find spaces between the lines but couldn’t link up well with Lukaku and struggled against three top defenders.
Was quiet for majority of the game as he was isolated and couldn’t do much to help his side. Had a couple of notable moments after that- his header hitting the post and then his header serving as the assist for Martial’s winner.
Was played in an unusual position but he was still very lively. Completed a superb cross for Lukaku, which came off the post, but spurned a late one-on-one chance as he ballooned his effort.
Started on the bench due to recent performances, but was the match winner here. Scored a well-taken goal, which Mourinho surprisingly didn’t find good. Needs to be a bit more consistent and he’ll cement a first team position in no time.
Was a time wasting substitute.
Subs Not Used- Romero, Blind, McTominay, Mata.