Tottenham Hotspur registered one of the most famous victories in the club’s history as they secured a thumping 6-1 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford. The Lilywhites went down early through a Bruno Fernandes penalty, but a goal from Tanguy Ndombele and a red card for Anthony Martial changed the whole complexion of the game as the north London giants ultimately cruised to a magnificent win.
Tottenham Hotspur Player Ratings Vs Manchester United
Hugo Lloris 6/10
Hugo Lloris was helpless against Bruno Fernandes in that early penalty. But that was the only real job he had to do in the entire game as Manchester United barely provided any threat going forward.
Serge Aurier 10/10
Serge Aurier had the best game in a Tottenham jersey this evening, proving himself to be a real menace on the right flank. His marauding runs made life difficult for Luke Shaw, who just couldn’t keep up with him in the first half. He initially provided the assist to Son for the fourth goal before scoring one himself with a sumptuous strike in the 51st minute.
Davinson Sanchez 6/10
Davinson Sanchez conceded the early penalty by committing a soft foul on Anthony Martial. He will be disappointed with that challenge, in what was a quiet evening for him.
Eric Dier 7/10
Eric Dier breezed through the ninety-minute as he had very little to do all evening. The Englishman took care of the long balls, preventing Manchester United from scoring a second.
Sergio Reguilon 7.5/10
Sergio Reguilon wasn’t as bright as Aurier on the opposite flank, but his ingenuity and offensive support made life easy for Son Heung-Min. The Spaniard is clearly off to a promising start to his Tottenham career.
Moussa Sissoko 8.5/10
Moussa Sissoko had an excellent evening, mopping all the loose balls in midfield and providing that energy and physical presence that helped Tottenham dominate the game.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg 10/10
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg was the unsung hero for Tottenham in this famous victory, running the show in the middle of the park with his ability to win the ball back for his team. Indeed, the Dane’s ball recoveries were excellent, and it was complemented by a sharp eye for the forward pass as the ex-Southampton star notably registered an assist for the Aurier goal.
Tanguy Ndombele 8.5/10
Showed his quality with some delicious turns and forward passes that piled on the pressure on the Manchester United defence. Did lose the ball carelessly once but the Frenchman is clearly improving, following a disappointing debut campaign. Scored the all-important opener too.
Erik Lamela 9/10
The decision to throw in Erik Lamela into the starting lineup proved to be a masterstroke from Jose Mourinho as the Argentine’s fighting spirit and aggression caught the Manchester United defence. He had a key role to play in the first goal while winning the foul that led to Anthony Martial’s red card. Got subbed at half-time.
Harry Kane 10/10
Harry Kane is a strong candidate for the man of the match award, thanks to his incredible work-rate and understanding with his teammates. His creativity led to Son’s first goal while the English international scored two himself, inflicting further misery on the Manchester United defenders.
Son Heung-Min 10/10
A surprising inclusion in the starting lineup, Son Heung-Min ran rings around the Manchester United. He scored two excellent goals before setting up one for Kane. His sizzling footwork, combined with some remarkable combination play with his teammates made life infinitely more difficult for the Red Devils. Unplayable.
Lucas Moura 6/10
Lucas Moura came on for Lamela at half-time but didn’t do an awful lot to strengthen Tottenham’s position in the game. Fought hard for the ball.
Dele Alli 6/10
Replaced Ndombele in the 69th minute, but offered very little going forward.
Ben Davies N/A
Provided some defensive solidity after coming on for Son late in the game.