Unpacking Manchester United’s Wild 3-1 Win Against Tottenham
Manchester United defeated Tottenham 3-1 in London yesterday after falling behind in the first half. Fred scored off a rebound tying the match, Edison Cavani then scored off a header and Mason Greenwood sealed the match in stoppage time.
The game had plenty of controversy after VAR overturned an Edison Cavani goal because of a foul on Heung-min Son, Son would go on to score shortly after. Son received a lot of grief for the way he sold the foul.
Manchester United kept pushing and eventually tied the game after Fred was there to finish after Edison Cavani’s shot was saved by Hugo Lloris, this was his first goal since 2017. Cavani would get his goal after Mason Greenwood sent in a beautiful first time cross on the right side.
Greenwood would get his goal in stoppage time, his near post shot was too hot for Lloris to handle and it squeaked in after some nice moves opened up his shot. Manchester United have collected 28 points this season in games that they were trailing.
The controversy continued after the game as both Managers fired off shots. In Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s post match press conference he said that if Son was his son he would not get food, of course it was sarcastic, but Jose Mourinho took offense.
Jose Mourinho would respond directly to Ole and say that Son’s father is a better man. It was a highly contentious match, Manchester United were destroyed in their last game against Spurs at Old Trafford and wanted revenge.
Manchester United looked to have guaranteed themselves Champions League Football for next year and with a Leicester loss they look a lock for second place.
Man of the Match
Edison Cavani was such a big player yesterday for Manchester United, others played well, Paul Pogba looked good, Mason Greenwood was extremely effective off the bench and Dean Henderson was decent in goal.
Edison Cavani was sensational and deserves the man of the match. His classical number 9 prowess was on display against Spurs. He should of had two goals but the goal was disallowed, his hold up play was on display for Manchester United.
The performance by the Uruguayan asks a lot of questions of Manchester United and what they are going to do at the position this summer. Will they try and convince him to stay or go elsewhere in the market?
Ole has spoken about the struggles the Uruguayan has faced without his family and injuries, but either way, United are capable of big things with a classic 9 in their squad.
It was a crazy evening for Manchester United and a fun one. A good ending to the season will hopefully carry over to next season.