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Solskjaer: Man Utd Performance Against Spurs, Good From The Start.

Updated: Nov 1, 2021

Ronaldo and Cavani found the net as Man United smashed Tottenham 3-0 in North London.

Solskjaer delighted with win against Spurs  [Sky Sports Screen Shot]
Solskjaer delighted with win against Spurs [Sky Sports Screen Shot]

Manchester United produced the perfect response to their thrashing against Liverpool with a superb 3-0 win at Tottenham.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was delighted with how Manchester United bounced back to winning ways after their heavy loss to rivals Liverpool last weekend.

The Norwegian’s Red Devils needed a brilliant display when they traveled to Tottenham on Saturday after a week of the constant talk of the gaffer getting the sack, with reports suggesting former Juventus, Chelsea, and Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte as his replacement.

United welcomed Raphael Varane back into the started XI with a 3-5-2 formation at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, with Cristiano Ronaldo starting alongside Edinson Cavani in attack.

Ronaldo handed United the lead late in the first-half as he volleyed an over-the-top pass from his compatriot Bruno Fernandes.

The Portuguese maestros then set up Cavani for a second goal midway through the second half before substitute Marcus Rashford wrapped up the 3-0 win.

Following the clash, the United boss admitted they decided to change formation after a team meeting that took place in the immediate aftermath of the defeat to Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.

"The performance was really good from the start, it was really good from Tuesday morning, when we worked on something that we felt and hoped and thought was going to work, and it did," Solskjaer told Sky Sports.

"Every man to a tee did their jobs and we kept a clean sheet and kept the ball away from David [de Gea], he didn't have a save to make.

"There is many things behind the tactics we used. One was solidity, we managed to get Raphael [Varane] slap bang in the middle of the back four because we needed a clean sheet.

"We needed to control the game with the ball and we did. We got Edinson and Cristiano to play together as a front two, and we got width from the wing-backs.

"If you change to a back three and you don't get a result you are going to be scrutinised, but we felt it worked and the coaches have done a very good job to put that in place."

Solskjaer continued: "Ronaldo and Cavani's experience shone through today; both of them led the line really well all week, from training on Tuesday morning to tonight.

"[Starting both of them] is something we might do again later but it's something that worked tonight, that's for sure.

"Both of them have been really good. Tuesday morning's training session by Edinson Cavani is probably the best I've seen by an individual since I've come here. He led the line, led by example to everyone, and showed how to change the mood and the performance.

"The two of them were told early on they were going to play up front as a two and they have been like two peas in a pod. They have been really close, and it worked today; two excellent goals by the two of them."

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