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Manchester United v Tottenham player ratings

MANCHESTER UNITED

DAVID DE GEA: Got away with one spillage when colliding with Phil Jones and had a pretty problem-free outing otherwise. 6 (out of 10)

ERIC BAILLY: Did not really put a foot wrong on his return to the team. 7

CHRIS SMALLING: Comfortable enough in United's back three. 7

PHIL JONES: Generally tidy in his work, aside from the moment in which he collided with De Gea. 7

ANTONIO VALENCIA: Showed typical endeavour down the right flank and flashed a shot off-target that brought back memories of his goal against Everton. 7

ANDER HERRERA: Reasonably lively without making a killer impression on the game. 6

NEMANJA MATIC: Misjudged one header towards his own goal, but otherwise as unruffled as ever. 6

ASHLEY YOUNG: Played some decent crosses from the left as well as doing his share of defensive work. 7

HENRIKH MKHITARYAN: Disappointing - no surprise he was the first United player to be substituted. 5

MARCUS RASHFORD: Brought a save out of Hugo Lloris with a first-half free-kick and had some eye-catching moments, but frequently found himself stifled by Tottenham's back line. 6

ROMELU LUKAKU: Quiet before the closing stages, in which he had a shot saved by Lloris, hit the post and then set up the only goal. 7

SUBS:

JESSE LINGARD (for Mkhitaryan, 65): Added some more dynamism to United's attack. 7

ANTHONY MARTIAL (for Rashford, 70): Showed his finishing composure once again as he struck past Lloris. 7

MATTEO DARMIAN (for Young, 90): Helped ensure United got over the line. 6

TOTTENHAM

HUGO LLORIS: Pulled off one particularly decent save, but also got away with making a parry earlier in the game when he perhaps should have held it. 6

TOBY ALDERWEIRELD: His usual commanding self for most of the contest but will be disappointed at having not managed to complete the job of keeping United at bay. 7

ERIC DIER: Did well in a centre-back position for much of the time before being shrugged aside by Martial when the Frenchman scored. 6

JAN VERTONGHEN: A similar story to Alderweireld. 7

SERGE AURIER: Spent a lot of time up the field and was unable to make any of that work really count. 6

HARRY WINKS: Did not shine so brightly on this occasion as he often has of late. 6

MOUSSA SISSOKO: Also less good this time around than he has been at times this season. 6

BEN DAVIES: Commendable outing both in attack and defence. 7

CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN: Created Spurs' best chance with a clipped pass that Dele Alli could not make the most of. 7

DELE ALLI: Has certainly delivered better performances. Guilty of a crucial miss. 6

SON HEUNG-MIN: Produced some decent stuff in the first half here and there, including a fine tackle on Mkhitaryan. 6

SUBS:

MOUSA DEMBELE (for Sissoko, 62): Pretty sturdy as usual but the goal went in with him on the field. 6

FERNANDO LLORENTE (for Son, 62): Little impact. 5

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