Tottenham vs Manchester United: Reaction, analysis, score, videos

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LONDON — Tottenham vs Manchester United was a clash between two teams littered with stars but very much under pressure.Β 

And it was United’s superstars who did the job for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

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Cristiano Ronaldo scored a beauty, then set up Edinson Cavani to score a wonderful counter-attacking goal and late on Marcus Rashford finished things off to make it 3-0.

What a win for United, while Spurs are in a whole world of trouble under Nuno Espirito Santo.

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Live analysis, reaction, videos from Tottenham vs Manchester United! – By Joe Prince-Wright in north London

What a statement victory for Manchester United at Tottenham. Superstars stood tall for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer when he needed them most. As for Spurs, well, they are in a very tough moment under Nuno Espirito Santo as the negative stats, performances and atmosphere continues to build up. Click on the links above for all of the latest news.

FULL TIME: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his players celebrate with the away fans after the 3-0 win. Tottenham’s players and Nuno Espirito Santo booed off. Talking about contrasting emotions…

“We want Levy out!” sing the Tottenham fans. It is getting ugly here. The atmosphere is toxic.

GOALLL! Substitute Marcus Rashford curls home a third. United flying. Tottenham shambolic.

15 minutes to go. United cruising. Tottenham struggling. Spurs fans really unhappy here at the stadium.

Cristiano Ronaldo is subbed off and Marcus Rashford comes on. Ronaldo isn’t too happy about it. Why would he be? He’s having a heck of a time out there.

GOALLL! Sexy football from Manchester United. Bruno Fernandes won the ball, played in Ronaldo and he timed the pass to perfection for Cavani to dink home. That was pure class. Some fans in the home end were even applauding that. Goal and an assist for Ronaldo. Tottenham are done for.

Meanwhile in the away end, Man United’s fans serenade Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. “Ole’s at the Wheel!” they chant.

The atmosphere has turned here at Spurs. Home fans getting very restless. Now chanting for Dele Alli to come on. This is going to be a very tough situation for Nuno Espirito Santo to turn around.

55th minute: Huge boos for Tottenham boss Nuno Espirito Santo from the home fans, as he brings off Lucas Moura and brings on Steven Bergwijn. It has been a long time since I’ve heard jeers as loud as that for a substitution. Tottenham fans then chant “You don’t know what you’re doing!” to Nuno. Wow.

Ronaldo has the ball in the back of the net at the start of the second half, but he was offside. Still, a very tidy finish. Smashed it home past Lloris, but he was just offside. Both teams look so much better when they play direct.

HALF TIME: What a tight, tense first half that was. One piece of real quality the difference. Ronaldo with a stunner to put Solskjaer’s side 1-0 up. Spurs were booed off by a lot of their fans at half time.

GOALLLL! Out of absolutely nothing Cristiano Ronaldo puts Manchester United 1-0 up with a sensational volley. Bruno Fernandes finds him with an inch-perfect pass and Ronaldo volleys home across goal. Majestic finish! “Viva Ronaldo” sing the away end. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer punches the air jubilantly. That is pure class from Ronaldo.

Both teams look so nervous when they get on the ball in the final third. Confidence levels low. Lots of loose passes and overhit crosses. Kane, Son, Ronaldo and Cavani must be so frustrated. Lots of moans and groans from both sets of fans here in the stadium. “The game is about glory” is on the digital banners around the ground. Hmm. Not right now.

SAVE! Fred smashes a shot on goal from distance which Hugo Lloris pushes away. A decent effort and a decent save. Decent all round.

NO GOAL! Cristian Romero taps home at the back post after Eric Dier nods down a corner… but the flag goes up, belatedly. Romero was just offside. United left him totally unmarked, though. A warning.

CHANCE! Edinson Cavani flicks a header wide. He’s got free in the box a few times now. Game opening up now.

CHANCE! Heung-min Son controls a ball over the top very well and flicks just over from close range. Tough chance. Spurs improving.

CHANCES! Tottenham have had a lot of the ball and Heung-min Son’s deflected shot goes just wide. At the other end Edinson Cavani goes close. Eric Dier blocks a shot from Cavani soon after following a good run from Aaron Wan-Bissaka as the away end sing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s name. Decent start from United.

KICK OFF: We’re off here in north London. United indeed playing with Cavani and Ronaldo up top in a 5-3-2 formation. Ultra defensive.

With Solskjaer going to a 3-5-2 system, pragmatism is the key word for United. As for Spurs, Nuno sticks with the 4-2-3-1 and will rely on Harry Kane to do the business.

Aside from the game. What. A. Stadium.

Welcome to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium! The sun is shinning. Both the gloom is surrounding but Spurs and United given recent results.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was heckled as he arrived at the stadium, as the Red Devils need to show a reaction after their shellacking at the hands of Liverpool last week. Tottenham’s fans also expect them to kick on. Something has to give. A draw, anyone?


Tottenham team news, injuries, lineup

Bryan Gil hurt his hamstring in a midweek cup game and misses out. Ryan Sessegnon remains out.

Manchester United team news, injuries, lineup

Raphael Varane returns early from injury to start. Anthony Martial and Amad Diallo are out, while Paul Pogba is suspended for his red card versus Liverpool. Edinson Cavani comes in up top as it looks like United have switched to a 3-5-2.


Odds and ends (full odds provided by our partner, PointsBet)

Tottenham is a slight underdog at home, dishing out +185 for a win compared to +135 for a Manchester United victory. A draw sends +250 the bettors’ way.

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Prediction

Varane’s potential return is massive here, because Harry Maguire is in one of the worst runs of his career and Pogba’s absence will ask more of the backs when it comes to distribution. Harry Kane is due to breakout, but will that happen in London or when he finally seals a move away from London? There’s only one way for everyone outside of Hugo Lloris and David De Gea to hate the day, and we see it coming: Tottenham 0-0 Manchester United.


How to watch Tottenham vs Manchester United live, stream and start time

Kick off: 12:30pm ET Saturday
TV Channel: NBC
Online: Stream via NBCSports.com