It is a fact that the Manchester United players are very interested in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to get the job, permanently. If that is the case, they will take good care of it.
Both managers denied that this match was a public audition for the vacancy left by Jose Mourinho, but if results do not matter, what does it mean? Solskjaer & # 39; s have been flawless here.
Six games, six wins, this last away from home against the team that is being run by the man who would become the king of Old Trafford, Mauricio Pochettino. It was announced as the first major test of Solskjaer, and he succeeded.
Marcus Rashford breaks the stalemate for United because he fully benefited from a quick counter attack for the beak
Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris could not exclude Rashford's shot, despite a hand for the ball
The 21-year-old celebrates the opening goal for the visitors, while United took the break with a 1-0 lead
The young striker of England jumps with joy after scoring the opening goal against Tottenham at Wembley
Ashley Young and Jesse Lingard celebrate with Rashford after breaking the deadlock for the Red Devils
CONTEST FACTS, LEAGUE TABLE, PLAYER REVIEWS AND MATCH ZONE
TOTTENHAM: (4-2-3-1) Lloris; Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies; Winks (Llorente 81), Sissoko (Lamela 43); Eriksen, Alli, Son; Kane
SUBS NOT USED: Gazzaniga (GK); Rose, Sanchez, Foyth, Skipp
Bookings: Alli (50)
TRAINER: Mauricio Pochettino
MAN UNITED: (4-2-3-1) The Gea; Young, Lindelof, Jones, Shaw; Ander Herrera, Matic; Lingard (Dalot 83), Pogba (McTominay 90 + 2), Martial (Lukaku 73); Rashford
SUBS NOT USED: Romero (GK); Mata, Andreas Pereira, Fred
GOALS: Rashford (44)
Bookings: Herrera (66), Pogba (78)
TRAINER: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
REFEREE: Mike Dean
MAN OF THE CONTEST: David de Gea
LOCATION: Wembley Stadium
Marcus Rashford (number 10) makes the end of the break after a fantastic pass by Paul Pogba. For more of Sportsmail & # 39; s fantastic MATCH ZONE function, click here.
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Not without help, please note. David De Gea was pretty sensational, in the second half, while Tottenham was looking for an equalizer. Save after saving after saving.
Tottenham did not have a shot in the first half and then squeezed United's goal as a paintball target. De Gea was the same every time. With his feet, usually. Sometimes it is easy to forget that he has hands.
From whom did he save? Who not? Harry Kane feet, Dele Alli & # 39; s head, Kane & # 39; s head, Alli & # 39; s feet, Toby Alderweireld at the nearest post, Fernando Llorente of eight meters, Kane of a free kick, Alli weather, and Kane . But if that makes it sound like Manchester United was lucky, they were not.
The Gea did what a good goalkeeper should do, and the side of Solskjaer bravely defended and seized an escape probability by Marcus Rashford.
That was the plan and it worked. Manchester United never intended to push Tottenham aside because they met the inferior opponents since the arrival of Solskjaer, so this was a fine tactical victory, a smart victory – the kind of victory that few people thought would turn the new man into .
David de Gea placed a man from the competition for a clean slate for Manchester United at Wembley
Kane stretches to reach a Dele Alli past in the last seconds, but can not connect because Spurs is defeated at home
American goalkeeper David de Gea had a busy afternoon to keep the Spurs attackers out in the Premier League clash
The Spaniard was forced to save a Kane header, as the hosts tried again and again on Sunday afternoon
Fernando Llorente's tame shot did not succeed in reaching De Gea until late in the game, as United had held all three runs.
Christian Eriksen looks at his free shovel just over the pole of De Gea while Spurs continued to threaten the goal of United
He rode on a wave of feel-good emotion, you remember. This was all about being anti-Mourinho. Yet Solskjaer was the smart, as much Ology as Ole. He is now on points with Arsenal and looks up.
And while Manchester United celebrated for their fans, the sight of Harry Kane, who was limping and taking the slowest walks to the tunnel, was most worrying for views for Tottenham fans.
It was coming. During the first half, Manchester United was getting their vibrant three behind the four from Tottenham: Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial of broad, Jesse Lingard from deep through the middle. They have done well almost a few times and then, just before the break, the breakthrough.
Dele Alli gathers a cross before transferring it over the face of the United-goal to teammate Kane in the goal-head
The Tottenham talmman threw the ball into the back of the net, but his attempt was correctly excluded for offside
David de Gea dives to reach the ball but Kane stops him before being excluded for offside in the first half at Wembley
Kane can not believe that a call he has encountered can not believe if Shaw is lying on the ground in the background
Kieran Trippier slid the ball away in half of Manchester United and landed at the feet of Paul Pogba. He had done defensive work in the opening exchanges, but here was a glimpse of his vision as a maker.
He had plenty of time to look up and choose his target, saw Rashford run, intervene right and choose him perfectly.
Hugo Lloris, the goalkeeper, tried to regain his position and was probably not set up as he would have liked to be when Rashford hit a low shot. He got his fingertips on it, but no more, and in that he went to the far corner.
No more than United earned, either. For all their fine movements and entrepreneurship, for all their possessions and threats, Tottenham did not really get a shot at goal in the first half. United did not have the best of the game, but they forced the best chances.
Midfielder Moussa Sissoko is seen by the Tottenham Physio & # 39; s after an injury just before the interval
Erik Lamela (center) replaces Moussa Sissoko (right) who was replaced by a suspected groin injury before the break
Sissoko (left) vies for possession of the ball with Paul Pogba (right) during the first half in Wembley on Sunday afternoon
Rashford sprints past Winks' challenge before taking Tottenham's defense in the first half on Sunday afternoon
Kane locks back Luke Shaw, who tries to get out of trouble during the opening stages in his own half
In the eleventh minute, Toby Alderweireld could not make up for a deep Ashley Young cross, which was relieved by Lingard on the back post. He probably had better options, but went ahead and took a controlling touch over it. Shortly after came two good saves from Lloris.
For the first warrior played in Rashford, for the second another error Trippier left Martial, who left on a strong, direct run, thwarted by Lloris on the post.
The best opportunity for Tottenham came early: Christian Eriksen picked up Hueng-Min Son, who played in Harry Winks. The young man seemed confused – would he shoot if he would pass?
In the end, he failed to do so with conviction and his efforts broadened. The loss of Moussa Sissoko with what appeared to be a hamstring injury may also have ramifications, with Son on the verge of leaving for Asia for international tasks. Tottenham simply does not have the number to deal with too many absences.
Ashley Young (center), Rashford and Dele Alli (right) are all going for the ball, as both sides want to keep possession
Mauricio Pochettino reports to his Spurs players from his technical field in a lively meeting at Wembley on Sunday
Manchester United CEO Ed Woodward (center) watched the game from the stands in Wembley