Manchester United defeated Tottenham Hotspur two-nil in the Premier League at Old Trafford in arguably their finest performance under manager Erik ten Hag.
The two-nil score-line does not do justice to United’s vast superiority as it took the brilliance of Spurs shot-stopper Hugo Lloris to deny United the truly emphatic victory they deserved.
Lloris made five outstanding saves in the first half alone as United rained in 19 shots on the Spurs’ goal, which somehow remained intact.
Fred finally broke the deadlock two minutes after the break, his shot carrying a degree of good fortune as Lloris was finally beaten by Ben Davies’ deflection, but it was no more than United deserved for a display high on quality and intensity.
United moved out of sight after 69 minutes when Bruno Fernandes curled a precise right-foot finish beyond the stretching Lloris in front of an ecstatic Stretford End.