Manchester United have returned to winning ways this afternoon as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side overturned a tame Tottenham side away from home.
Solskjaer has been under increasing pressure over the last couple of weeks, with the recent defeat against Liverpool particularly embarrassing for his side.
There have been calls for the Norwegian to lose his job but the criticism does not seem to have fazed him, with a comprehensive victory against Nuno Espirito Santo’s side very much the result of his tactical tinkering.
Despite religiously sticking to his 4-2-3-1 formation over the last two seasons, Solskjaer opted to play with two strikers in a three-at-the-back formation, a decision he will feel has been vindicated.
David de Gea – 6
The Spaniard didn’t have a single save to make.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 7
Made a goal-saving tackle in the first half, a big improvement from last week.
Victor Lindelof – 7
Kept his place in the side as Solskjaer switched to a 3-5-2 and didn’t look out of place.
Raphael Varane – 10 (Man of the Match)
What a relief to have him back in the team – absolutely colossal tonight.
Harry Maguire – 7
An improvement on last week for sure.
Luke Shaw – 6
A couple of iffy moments in the first half but recovered to perform to a decent level.
Scott McTominay – 9
The type of performance we know he has in him and he pulled it out the bag tonight – he was everywhere!
Fred – 9
Another top performer in midfield, almost scored a worldie as well. This will do him the world of good.
Bruno Fernandes – 8
Six assists in his last six games now. Unbelievably, some people were calling for him to be dropped. Showed his class once again.
Edinson Cavani – 8
Solskjaer will be hoping he’s fine after limping off but it was a vintage Cavani performance. Relentless in his pressing and topped of the evening with his first goal of the season.
Cristiano Ronaldo – 9
We’re running out of superlatives to describe this man. A goal and assist just when doubts were creeping into people’s minds.
Marcus Rashford – 7
Came on to do exactly what he was asked to – play on the shoulder of Tottenham’s defensive line and hit them on the break. Scored his third goal in four games since returning from injury.
Jesse Lingard & Nemanja Matic – N/A