Manchester United 1-6 Tottenham – PLAYER RATINGS: Paul Pogba gave a pedestrian performance but a near-perfect display from star strikers Harry Kane and Son Heung-min fired Spurs to victory at Old Trafford
- Manchester United were humiliated on Sunday afternoon against Tottenham
- The visitors won 6-1 at Old Trafford on a terrible day for the Red Devils
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side made a catalogue of errors from minute one
- Yet Jose Mourinho’s team were in tremendous form against his former employers
- REPORT: Manchester United humbled by Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford
Torn apart and humbled on their own patch by Tottenham – let the inquest begin at Manchester United.
Despite taking the lead in the first minute, United capitulated on Sunday afternoon, with Harry Kane and Son Heung-min terrorising a clumsy United back-line – while Spurs also won the midfield battle at an absolute canter.
Prepare yourselves United fans – it’s Sportsmail’s player ratings from the game at Old Trafford…
Manchester United were all over the place and could not cope with Tottenham on Sunday
The visitors were ruthless in front of goal on an afternoon to remember at Old Trafford
DAVID DE GEA – 4
Conceded six goals but not specifically at fault for any of them. Defence in front of him were sliced open all too easily, but the Spaniard did make an excellent save from Kane in the second-half.
AARON WAN-BISSAKA – 4
Caught out on his side for the second goal of the game and was dominated by Son throughout the course of the afternoon. A case of learn and move on for the right back.
ERIC BAILLY – 2
An absolute shocker. Brought in to replace Victor Lindelof and it’ll be a surprise to see him start post-international break. Terrible pass out from the back led to Tottenham’s third and looked all at sea at times in central defence.
HARRY MAGUIRE – 3
An afternoon to forget for the United captain, right from the off. Header in the box led to Spurs’ equaliser and things did not improve. Will be relieved to be able to get away with England this week.
LUKE SHAW – 2
Erik Lamela and Serge Aurier terrorised the English left back, who looked completely out of his depth. Lucky to escape a red card towards the end for a terrible tackle on Lucas Moura, in an incident which summed up his performance.
Eric Bailly struggled from the off against Spurs and did not look comfortable on the ball
Luke Shaw had a match to forget and could not cope with Spurs’ pace on his side of the pitch
NEMANJA MATIC – 5
Usually a safe pair of hands who wins his individual battles in the centre of the park, the Serb was off the pace on Sunday. All too often did not follow Spurs’ midfield runners and was not sharp on the ball.
PAUL POGBA – 2
The sort of display the French World Cup winner is, worryingly, capable of. Didn’t track his man for goal number five and was beaten in more or less every 50/50. Gave away the penalty for goal number six and his body language was poor throughout.
BRUNO FERNANDES – 4
Despite his early penalty, perhaps Fernandes’ worst 45 minutes in a United shirt. Worked hard as ever, but simply could not influence proceedings. Was shipped by his manager at half-time.
Paul Pogba was at fault for two goals on Sunday and was nowhere near his potential level
MASON GREENWOOD – 5
The 18-year-old did look a threat on occasions in the first-half with his direct style of running, but struggled as the game drifted away from United.
MARCUS RASHFORD – 5
Never stopped running but had no support up top, particularly after United went down to 10 men midway through the first-half.
ANTHONY MARTIAL – 1
Temped into a tussle with Erik Lamela and lashed out. His first-half red card changed the game. Let his team-mates down – badly.
Anthony Martial let his team-mates down with his first-half for red card for lashing out
SCOTT MCTOMINAY – 5
Came on at half-time but could not stem the flow of pressure from white shirts. A nightmare scenario for any substitute.
FRED – 5
Similarly, a lot of running off the ball, yet was inaccurate with basic passes when he did receive the ball.
DONNY VAN DE BEEK – 5
United’s only summer signing must be thinking: “why am I not starting?” Only came on in the 68th minute, with the game done and dusted.
Manager: OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER – 4
Only so much a manager can do, and say, when a team plays like that. His side capitulated early on, made numerous mistakes and looked lost. Has a lot of thinking to do over the international break.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a lot of thinking to do over the international break
HUGO LLORIS – 6
Comfortable cruise for the Tottenham captain for the majority of the afternoon, as the players in front of him shone on a memorable day. Only negative was no clean sheet, due to the early penalty.
SERGE AURIER – 8
Perhaps his best match in a Tottenham shirt. Was up and down all afternoon on the right-hand side and took his goal absolutely superbly.
DAVINSON SANCHEZ – 5
Gave away the penalty in the first minute but, unlike United players, recovered mentally. Was cool on the ball and aside from that early clanger, generally secure at the back.
ERIC DIER – 6
The England international looking ever more assured at centre half – clearly emerging as a genuine leader in the side in his favoured position.
SERGIO REGUILON – 7
Has slotted in seamlessly at left back and was similarly impressive on the overlap as Aurier. Victory made all the more sweeter given United were interested in the Spaniard this summer.
Serge Aurier had his best game in a Spurs shirt and got on the scoresheet in the second-half
Summer signing Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg was composed on the ball and won the midfield battle
PIERRE-EMILE HOJBJERG – 7
The ex-Southampton captain was one of the best players on the pitch. Won nearly every single individual duel in the middle, was composed on the ball and looks like a proper Mourinho player.
MOUSSA SISSOKO – 7
His engine proved useful and his long-range passing was surprisingly impressive. Pressed brilliantly alongside his fellow midfielders – Pogba could not cope with his compatriot.
TANGUY NDOMBELE – 7
Is Tottenham’s record signing finally finding his feet in the Premier League? Looked at home and no doubt had his confidence boosted hugely by his early goal, which came as a result of his intense pressing high up the pitch.
Spurs were dominant all over the pitch in a tremendous display on the road against United
ERIK LAMELA – 6
Was a massive threat in the first-half, but will quite rightly be slated for his part in Martial’s red card. Dramatically falling to the floor made the decision somewhat easier for referee Anthony Taylor, but he could have been sent-off himself for instigating the clash with a hand to the throat. Mourinho, smartly, took him off at half-time.
SON HEUNG-MIN – 9
Another exquisite display of finishing from the south Korean. Brilliant deft finish for his first of the afternoon and clever dart to the near post for his second. Played effortlessly in tandem with Kane.
HARRY KANE – 9
Burn out… what burn out? Tottenham’s star man was on tremendous form at Old Trafford, setting up Son with an inspired quick free-kick and scoring twice with his usual decisiveness in front of goal.
The England captain scored a brace and was back to his best in a brilliant individual display
Son Heung-min was in stunning form on Sunday, scored twice and was brilliant alongside Kane
LUCAS MOURA – 7
His pace, against 10 men, was an inspired half-time call by Mourinho. Constant threat down the right – Shaw could not cope with him.
DELE ALLI – 5
Only involved for 20 minutes – but the fact he was involved, given rumours of a move away, is encouraging as he looks to recapture some form as well as Mourinho’s trust.
BEN DAVIES – 7
Again, not on the pitch for long but won the late penalty with his clever run and check inside the box.
Manager: Jose Mourinho – 9
A dream return to Old Trafford for the Spurs boss. His half-time substitution of Lamela was clever and his starting XI dominated the hosts all over the pitch. By far and away his best moment as Tottenham manager.
It was a dream return to Old Trafford for Jose Mourinho – the highlight of his Spurs tenure so far
Share this article
Source: Read Full Article