Match attendance: 60,356
Who Was Man Of The Match? Cristiano Ronaldo
Manchester United relieved the pressure on manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer by winning 3-0 against Tottenham Hotspur, with goals from Cristiano Ronaldo, Edinson Cavani, and Marcus Rashford as the Spurs supporters began to turn on manager Nuno Espirito Santo.
Ronaldo opened the score for United in 39 minutes from a floating cross from Bruno Fernandes, beating Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris with a brilliant volley from an angle. He is our Man of the Match today for his wonderful display.
In the second half, United grabbed a second goal when Fernandes robbed Oliver Skipp off the ball in midfield and teed up Ronaldo to throw a wonderful through pass for Edison Cavani, who calmly slotted his effort into the net.
Marcus Rashford, a late substitution, finished the scoring by beating the offside trap to add a late third goal and continues his scoring run.
After a week of speculation over manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s future, United rebounded to win a crucial three points in the Premier League.
On the other hand, Tottenham suffered their fifth league defeat in ten games, with fans booing the players off the pitch at half-time and then singing “You don’t know what you’re doing” at Nuno after Lucas Moura was replaced for Steven Bergwijn.
Manchester United moves up to 5th place and three points behind the 3rd place Manchester City ahead of Manchester Derby next weekend.
Let’s check out Cristiano Ronaldo’s MOTM worthy stats:
Minutes played: 70
Pass accuracy %: 82
Goal contribution: 1 Goal, 1 Assist
Shots (on target): 2(1)
Key Passes: 2
Aerial duels won: 2