2016/17 Player Ratings: Manchester United 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur

David de Gea – Made some really good saves to preserve United’s lead. Commanded the back four well. 6/10

Antonio Valencia – Picked up a daft booking, which rules him out of the league game against Palace. Did well defensively. 6/10

Phil Jones – Jose has transformed his fortunes. He’s turned into a real reliable man at the back, and credit to him. 7/10

Marcos Rojo – Similar to Jones. He’s become so solid defensively, and it has been great to watch. If there is one criticism, it’s that he doesn’t play it out from the back precisely enough. 7/10

Matteo Darmian – Not a great defender, particularly on his wrong foot. Got absolutely skinned by Sissokho on more than one occasion. 4/10

Michael Carrick – The back four protector and does his job flawlessly week-in, week out. 7/10

Paul Pogba – Had a pretty good game on the whole. However, he needs to distribute the ball quicker sometimes. 6/10

Ander Herrera – Such a lively midfielder, and what a ball it was for Mkhitaryan’s goal. Absolutely ran the show. 7/10

Henrikh Mkhitaryan – What a player. Our Armenian is just so dynamic and free-flowing it’s so good to watch. Scored an excellent goal to give United all three points, but the game was marred by his injury. 8/10 Man of the Match.

Anthony Martial – Struggled today. Didn’t show that confidence and ambition that we saw against West Ham in the cup. 3/10

Zlatan Ibrahimovic – Held the ball up well. Perhaps should’ve scored in the first half. 5/10

Subs:

Marcus Rashford – Didn’t really have an effect on the game going forward. Struggled defensively.

Eric Bailly – Came on and secured the victory.

Marouane Fellaini – Too late to mark.

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