Manchester United – Tottenham Hotspur: Postecoglou Piles On Pressure At Old Trafford (2-2)

A draw will always leave you wanting more. But fans of one outfit are far more likely to get what they crave. Spurs showed no signs of letting their obstacles spoil their sunshine. For the red half of Manchester, it was another afternoon to boil blood and further disappointment.

Tactical analysis and match report by Emmanuel Adeyemi-Abere.

Ange Postecoglou put a bee in the bonnet of the English elite at the start of the season, topping the table with 26 points from the first ten fixtures by the end of October. Spurs have since soldiered on through the storm. Injuries and suspensions have stressed the squad; form correspondingly cooled as the winter approached. Yet, they have continued to attract admirers. Only a point behind Arsenal and Manchester City and just six adrift of the top spot, this dynamic, daring style is paying dividends.

One cannot say the same about Manchester United. Erik ten Hag envisioned being the man to bring back the club to its rightful place in the hierarchy. Those dreams disintegrated during the last few months. Out of Europe with a catastrophic Champions League campaign and equaling last season’s record of nine league losses, some say that the writing is on the wall. What is not in question are the

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