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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.

Manager Comments

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.

Manchester United Seek Revenge Against Tottenham For Horrible Defeat Earlier In The Season

Manchester United were destroyed by Tottenham in October 6-1 at Old Trafford. Son Heung-Min and Harry Kane each scored two goals.

An Anthony Martial red card in the first half compounded Manchester United woes as they were handed one of their worst ever losses at home. It was actually their joint heaviest league loss at home.

Since the loss both teams have gone on different paths. Manchester United put the loss behind them and are second in the league whilst Tottenham are currently in seventh place and are five points outside the top four.

Tottenham have been up and down all season, a good result will be cancelled out by a poor result. Due to the underwhelming season for Tottenham rumors have begun to circulate about losing some of their top players this summer, including Harry Kane.

A win for Tottenham would see them keep pace with their rivals in the table. Chelsea currently have 54 points, Liverpool has 52, West Ham has 52 and Tottenham currently have 49 points.

A Manchester Untied win will see the Red Devils continue to secure second place. Manchester United currently have 60 points in second but have not overly distanced themselves from their rivals because the teams around them continue to pick up points.

With only eight games left in the season for Manchester United all three points would see them extend their cushion on Champions League places to nine points. United currently sit on 60 points.

MANCHESTER UNITED TEAM NEWS

The big news injury over the last week has been Anthony Martial, the French forward is unlikely to return this season.

A comfortable victory in Granada saw no major injury concerns, but Marcus Rashford has not been 100% of late and Luke Shaw possibly picked up a knock. In the press conference, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said they will keep an eye on the players and will likely have a late fitness test for both players.

Dean Henderson could also start in goal, Dean started the last league match and was replaced during the week for David De Gea in Europa League. Both continue to rotate in goal for Manchester Untied.

No news on Eric Bailly, the Ivory Coast international tested positive for COVID-19 and was stuck in the Ivory Coast until a negative test.