Manchester United safe-hand David de Gea put in a superb performance to lead the Red-Devils to a clean sheet and vital triumph over Tottenham at Wembley on Sunday.
Tottenham ‘s Premier League title pursuit receives a serious blow as Marcus Rashford‘s 44th-minute goal gave Manchester United a slim win to keep up Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s perfect start, claiming the 6th successive win from six matches since the interim manager ventured in following the sacking of Jose Mourinho.
Maurizio Pochettino side have established themselves as a Premier League threat and they tossed everything at United in the second half. Tragically for them, they kept running into a goalkeeper in a brilliant form. David de Gea made a succession of superb saves and blocks with his feet in a man-of-the-match execution.
No less than 11 shots on target were repulsed by the Spain No.1 shot-stopper, whose heroics helped United move level with Arsenal in fifth place and keep up their splendid start to life under the interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Spurs will feel their performances justified at least a draw yet they were eventually made to pay for their profligacy and the messy mistake from Kieran Trippier that prompted Rashford clinical goal. Mauricio Pochettino’s men stay third and nine points adrift table-topper Liverpool.
It was a thrilling clash, the kind of game that United fans used to see before the uninspiring Jose Mourinho days. A good game for the team and Solskjær – and courtesy of De Gea’s brilliance – it had a happy and inspiring ending.
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