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How the players rated as Man United overcame Spurs at Wembley to make it six wins on the spin

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Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea was outstanding (John Walton/PA)

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea was outstanding (John Walton/PA)

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea was outstanding (John Walton/PA)

Manchester United made it six wins on the bounce for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after a 1-0 success at Tottenham.

Here is how we rated the players.

Tottenham

HUGO LLORIS: There were slight question marks over his effort for United's goal having got a hand to Marcus Rashford's effort, but made three fine saves after the break. 7 (out of 10)

KIERAN TRIPPIER: Was at fault for United's opening goal as he carelessly gave possession away to Paul Pogba and was poor throughout most of the game. 5

TOBY ALDERWEIRELD: Playing against the team who were keen to sign him in the summer, he was the most assured of Tottenham's back line and almost scored. 7

JAN VERTONGHEN: Making his first start after eight games out with a thigh injury his lack of pace was exposed by United's speedy frontline. 5

BEN DAVIES: Davies registered hid 100th Premier League appearance for Spurs and was solid, if unspectacular. 6

MOUSSA SISSOKO: Was putting himself about in his usual all-action style until succumbing to a hamstring injury before half-time and Spurs conceded within two minutes. 7

HARRY WINKS: Who knows how the game might have been different if Winks stuck away an early chance? He was busy and industrious but made way for Fernando Llorente. 7

CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN: Linked with a move to Real Madrid in the summer, Eriksen stepped up after a poor first half and was often the architect of endless Tottenham attacks. 7

DELE ALLI: Had three fine chances to equalise, the second of which he should have buried, but came up against an inspired David De Gea. 7

SON HEUNG-MIN: Playing his last game before heading to Dubai to join up with South Korea at the Asian Cup but did not have the impact he would have hoped for. 6

HARRY KANE: On another day he would have had a hat-trick but De Gea had other ideas. Was Tottenham's main goal threat and produced impressive link-up play. 8

SUBS

ERIK LAMELA (on for Sissoko 43): Tried to offer a different dimension in attack but invariably chose the wrong option. 6

FERNANDO LLORENTE (on for Winks 81): Thrown on as part of the cavalry, missed a golden chance. 5

 

Manchester United

DAVID DE GEA: Had nothing to do in the first half but won United the game with an incredible second-half display, making a string of fantastic saves. 10

ASHLEY YOUNG: One of two players to retain their place from the FA Cup win against Reading, he worked hard and provide attacking impetus. 7

VICTOR LINDELOF: Made his 50th United appearance and produced a typically solid performance. 7

PHIL JONES: Remains the only other option to partner Lindelof due to injuries and suspension. Did well enough under incessant second-half pressure. 7

LUKE SHAW: Not as much licence to maraud down the left but did his work diligently. 7

ANDER HERRERA: Nobody will question the midfielder's workrate, but some of the quality was missing. 6

NEMANJA MATIC: Not enjoyed the best of seasons but shielded the defence well, especially in the first half. 7

JESSE LINGARD: Missed an early chance but his presence helped unsettle Tottenham in a key area of the field. 6

PAUL POGBA: Back from a leg injury that kept him out against Reading, the World Cup winner produced another excellent display under Ole Solskjaer. 8

ANTHONY MARTIAL: Tried a few tricks and flicks on the wing and stretched the backline, but faded after the break. 6

MARCUS RASHFORD: Handed the chance to continue his fine form and did just that, firing United to victory with an exceptional low strike from an acute angle. 8

SUBS

ROMELU LUKAKU (for Martial, 73): Provided a threat on the counter-attack but his side were mainly defending after coming back on. 6

DIOGO DALOT (for Lingard, 83): Brought on for late reinforcements. 6

SCOTT MCTOMINAY (for Pogba, 90): His introduction was a time-wasting exercise. 5

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