On an emotional day at White Hart Lane, only one team was at the races in the early stages as Tottenham raced to an early lead and extended that lead early in the second half. It was a weakened United line-up after Thursday night’s Europa League challenge, with the likes of Axel Tuanzebe and Wayne Rooney returning.
It took just minutes for Victor Wanyama to open the scoring, finding space ahead of Rooney in the penalty area from a set piece to head past David de Gea with a powerful effort.
United failed to react in the first half, and Harry Kane punished them early in the second half by doubling Spurs’ lead with a flick past the Spanish goalkeeper which seemed to put the tie to bed.
There was a consolation goal from the Red Devils, with Wayne Rooney’s toe poke getting enough of a deflection from Jan Vertonghen to ensure that it ended up in the back of the net to spark faint hopes of a comeback which never materialised.
Here are how the Red Devils rated:
David de Gea – 6
There was little that De Gea could have done about either of the efforts that beat him as he was let down by his defence. When called upon he looked solid and made a couple of comfortable saves to see the game out.
Read on over the following pages to see how his team-mates rated…