Tottenham struggled to get to grips with Manchester United in the opening period of yesterday’s crunch clash at Wembley, but looked set to go in level at half time when Moussa Sissoko limped off in the closing stages of the first half.
But within two minutes of the Frenchman’s early departure, Kieran Trippier handed England team-mate Jesse Lingard an opportunity to build a counter attack, which Marcus Rashford finished after a sumptuous through pass by Paul Pogba.
An outstanding performance by David de Gea kept the hosts at bay and the misery created by that 1-o defeat was compounded by the injury blow suffered by Sissoko, who has developed into one of Tottenham’s most important players.
Tottenham are also suffering with a spate of midfield injuries, which has pushed Sissoko to centre stage alongside Harry Winks and will be sorely missed.
It remains to be seen how long he is ruled out for but Spurs fans clearly hope that he will be back on the pitch as soon as possible to help them get back on track with the games now coming thick and fast.
Get well & be back soon, Moussa. One of our most important players this season. We really need you fit & healthy ASAP. ??
— Noz Ahmed (@NozAhmed) January 14, 2019
King come back stronger ?
— 17 (@SuperiorSissoko) January 14, 2019
Hurry back and fast Moussa, we need you in that centre of our midfield, says it all just how important you are that within two minutes of you going off we ended up conceding.
— Ricky Sacks ? (@RickSpur) January 14, 2019
Keep your head up moussa ?? hope to see you on the pitch in no time!
— ??Jay?? (@ffsTripps) January 14, 2019
We love you Moussa, keep your head up and realise how much you mean to the team. U the goat, come back stronger?
— Rick (@rick8188) January 14, 2019
Get well soon hero ??
— Levy and Lewis Out (@RealDGGHD) January 14, 2019
Need you back asap, we lost the midfield after you got injured!
— Lee Barratt (@LeeGallows) January 14, 2019
Get back soon . You'll be missed.
— Gabriel Holmes (@NATHANSSPURS) January 14, 2019
Get well soon, Moussa!
— Andy (@Andy_1882_) January 14, 2019