Manchester United vs Tottenham Hotspur: 4-Talking-Points

Jose Mourinho-Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham picked up a stunning 6-1 win over Manchester United yesterday.

The likes of Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son managed to run the Red Devils ragged and it will be interesting to see how Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his players bounce back from this now.

Here at Anytime Football, we look at a few things we learned from that game. 

Tottenham have the best attacking partnership in the league

Both Heung-Min Son and Harry Kane have been outstanding in the league so far. Not only have they managed to score consistently, they have been exceptional team players as well. 

Kane set up the South Korean four times against Southampton earlier on in the season and their partnership has flourished since then.

Both players scored a brace against Manchester United and they are undoubtedly the most in-form attacking duo in the league right now. Furthermore, the two players have been in outstanding sync with each other and they have managed to get the best out of each other so far.

Manchester United need a leader

Manchester United were shambolic in every department against Tottenham but they are not a bad team.

Solskjaer has the bones of a good side but he needs a proper leader on and off the pitch. Although Harry Maguire has been handed the armband, he is far from the inspiration leader the team needs right now. 

Manchester United need a vocal presence on the pitch, someone who can guide the team through their rough patch and motivate his teammates during a game. 

The likes of Pogba, De Gea and Matic are all senior players but none of them have shown the kind of leadership the team needs right now. 

Jose Mourinho busting myths again

When Jose Mourinho joined Tottenham, several pundits claimed that attacking players like Kane would struggle to adapt to his defensive setup and that the team would be playing defensive football.

So far the performances have been anything but that. Tottenham have been hugely entertaining and the likes of Kane and Son are thriving in Jose Mourinho’s system.

Spurs have scored 23 goals in their last six games. 

It will be interesting to see if Mourinho can continue to impress and win some silverware with the London club this season. 

Poor transfer planning has cost Manchester United

The contrast between the two teams yesterday was not just that of the performance. One club managed to plug all the gaps in their squad early on in the window with the signings of Reguilon, Doherty, Hojbjerg, Bale and Vinicius. 

On the other hand, Manchester United are still aimlessly scrounging for late signings. The deadline day often indicates which clubs are poorly run and United’s lack of planning this summer has exposed their flaws at the boardroom level.

There is no clear plan on the kind of players they want to bring in and their key weaknesses have not be addressed.