Four things we learned from Spurs vs Manchester United

Manchester United returned to action in a 1-1 draw at Spurs yesterday evening.

The Reds put in a decent performance against Jose’s Tottenham and came from behind to secure a point at Spurs’ new stadium.

Here’s what we learned from the game.

Blunt Reds

Steven Bergwijn, Tottenham Hotspur
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Manchester United started the game well on the front foot.

However, a lapse at the back allowed Bergwijn to steal in behind the defense and fire through De Gea who could have done better to keep him out.

The team looked fit, but not firing.

Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial seemed to lack sharpness in front of goal and Ole will be hoping to get them back to their best before their next game.

Something’s not right

Daniel James, Manchester United
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The team as a whole wasn’t particularly brilliant but Manchester United’s right flank just couldn’t get going.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka was solid defensively as usual but often looked lost going forward.

Daniel James had a performance that underlined the importance of United getting a better option over the summer.

Starved of the space he usually thrives on, he looked very much like a championship winger, and United will have to up their pursuit for a suitable starter as Jadon Sancho rumors linger.

Midfield promise 

Paul Pogba, Bruno Fernandes, Manchester United
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Paul Pogba started on the bench for Manchester United on the night.

However, as soon as he came on  he had an immediate impact.

He linked up well with the new man Bruno Fernandes and won the penalty which the Portuguese international converted.

The cameo was an exhibition of just what United require of the Frenchman and a promise of better things to come.

Bruno still perfect

Bruno Fernandes, Manchester United
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The Portuguese Maestro put in another typical man of the match performance.

He showed his quality throughout the game and linked up well with Paul Pogba.

He converted the penalty which the Frenchman won in convincing fashion, underlining his place as United’s first-choice spot-kick taker.

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