Tottenham 1-3 Man Utd: Fred, Cavani led comeback after Son goal; Managers fought over VAR decision

Fred-Manchester United

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side produced a superb comeback win against Tottenham.

Manchester United‘s habit of coming from behind continued with their 3-1 victory over Tottenham away.

Edinson Cavani was denied a goal after VAR ruled it out due to Scott McTominay’s foul on Heung-min Son in the build-up.

Soon, Spurs pounced on the defensive lapse from Victor Lindelof to draw first blood, with Son finishing off Lucas Moura’s ball.

The second half was more of an action-packed one however it was the Red Devils who stood tall.

Brazilian midfielder Fred equalised on a quick rebound, resulting from Cavani’s shot. The Uruguayan striker put the Red Devils ahead with a stunning header, which was set up brilliantly by Mason Greenwood.

Greenwood, who had assisted Cavani’s strike, managed to find the scoresheet in the stoppage time to put the game to bed.

Jose Mourinho must have been left in disarray as his side slipped up their first-half lead. The defeat means Spurs are still seventh in the table and their top-four chances continue to dwindle.

Elsewhere, United, who are coming off a comfortable win against Granada in the Europa League, remain unbeaten in their last eight Premier League games.

Cavani rises to the occasion

The Uruguayan’s debut season hasn’t gone in the desired way as he had been overlooked by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer before the international break.

However, Martial’s injury left Solskjaer with no other option than to rely on Cavani and the veteran striker in return is coming up with goods.

Against the North Londoners, Cavani put on a gritty performance, which resulted in a stunning goal that helped United to go ahead.

The former Napoli men would prove to be key for Solskjaer for the rest of the season.

Statistics and Reactions – Tottenham vs Man Utd

Henderson and Pogba with vital contributions.

United No.1 Dean Henderson made a couple of fine saves to keep Spurs at bay in the second half. The English international continues to repay Solskjaer’s faith in the absence of David de Gea.

Dean Henderson rushed off his line to cut out an attacking pass or close-down an opposition player on 3 occasions today — no goalkeeper has done so more in a Premier League game this season. A hugely impressive performance.

Paul Pogba enjoyed one of his best games in the United shirt this season as the Frenchman was at the heart of the midfield against Spurs. The 28-year-old was immaculate in both attacking and defensive plays and this is the kind of performances fans are hoping to see week in and week out.

Paul Pogba vs Spurs 
76 touches 
38 passes completed 
1 assist 
88.4% passing accuracy 
6 dribbles completed
3 chances created
12 duels won
4 clearances 
4 recoveries

Solskjaer vs Mourinho food fight!

Jose Mourinho did not take comments from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in post-match interview lightly, and erupted during his press conference.

We should not be conned.

If my son stays down for three minute and needs 10 mates to help him up, he won’t get food.

Ole Gunnar Solskjær

Sonny is very lucky that his father is a better person than Ole. Both if father has always to feed his kids, it does not matter what they do. If you have to steal to feed your kids you steal.

I have told Ole what I think about his comments

Jose Mourinho


Tottenham Hotspur

Lloris. Aurier, Rodon, Dier, Reguilon. Højbjerg, Ndombele, Lo Celso. Lucas, Son, Kane.


Hart, Alderweireled, Tanganga, Winks, Sissoko, Dele, Lamela, Bale, Vinicius.

Manchester United

Henderson, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, McTominay, Pogba, Fred, Fernandes, Rashford, Cavani


De Gea; Tuanzebe, Williams, Telles; Matić, Mata, Amad, Van de Beek; Greenwood.