The Red Devils were finally able to get the ball rolling again with a Premier League clash against rivals Tottenham.
Matchweek 30’s crunch tie involved a spicy tactical battle between Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and former Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho.
Safe to say, the game did not disappoint
Mourinho’s men were able to keep United at bay in the first half, with the away team lacking the urgency and belief in the attack for most part.
Spurs finally got the reward for their efforts in the 27′ as Steven Bergwijn broke the deadlock following a dizzying run, skipping past several United players before firing the ball straight at De Gea, who deflected it into the net.
Solskjaer’s men lacked the intuitiveness going forward and it wasn’t until Paul Pogba & Mason Greenwood’s inclusion that the game turned on its head.
The Frenchman jumped right into the fray, and United suddenly started to look threatening.
Linking up several times with Bruno Fernandes, Pogba’s brilliance eventually earned the Red Devils a deserved penalty which was converted masterfully by the Portuguese.
Spurs carved open
This 63rd-minute interplay from the away team aptly defines what a fully fit United team is capable of doing.
Academy product Mason Greenwood stole the ball off of Bergwijn, accompanied by a quick switch of play by the team to the other flank. What followed was nothing short of absolute genius.
Pogba and Fernandes linked up yet again, showing the United faithful a glimpse of what is to come in the future.
The Portuguese skillfully turned away from his man and played a near-perfect pass for Anthony Martial, which completely split open the Spurs defense.
A brilliant piece of defending from Eric Dier and a little bit of hesitance from Martial eventually thwarted the move.
Check out the play from Man United below –
"It's a glimpse of Pogba x Fernandes!" 🔥— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) June 19, 2020
The midfield duo link up well but Martial can't quite get the shot away…
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