Dimitar Berbatov has claimed during Amazon Prime’s live coverage of Manchester United’s 2-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur that Jose Mourinho should have started Christian Eriksen from the beginning of the match.
Marcus Rashford produced a stunning performance as he took the game by the scruff of the neck, scoring inside the first 10 minutes with a stinging effort. He then doubled his tally from the penalty spot, after winning the spot-kick himself.
Spurs, meanwhile, dominated possession but struggled to create many chances at Old Trafford. A lack of movement, poor crossing and perhaps too defensive a formation thwarted Spurs. Indeed, Manchester United also defended well.
Former Tottenham and Manchester United striker Berbatov has claimed that Mourinho made a mistake in not starting Eriksen, despite the 27-year-old being heavily criticised for his performances as his contract continues to wind down.
“Well for me, to be honest, I think Eriksen should play from the beginning of the game. I like him,” Berbatov said. “He knows where everybody is on the pitch. He can give you that pass that you need.