Manchester United – Tottenham Hotspur: United Shine Against Passive Spurs (2-0)

Manchester United put in one of their most dominant performances of the Erik ten Hag era as they beat a passive Tottenham Hotspur side at Old Trafford. There were some good sequences in possession from United, plus a strong pressing and counterpressing game which kept them in control of the match.

Tactical analysis and match report by Josh Manley.

Manchester United bounced back from being demolished 6-3 in the Manchester Derby with a win over Everton last weekend, as well as taking care of their Europa League commitments against Omonia Nicosia. Tough challenges were ahead though, as they prepared to welcome Tottenham Hotspur to Old Trafford for this match before a trip to Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Erik ten Hag’s side lined up in their usual 4-2-3-1 system here, with a back four of Diogo Dalot, Raphaël Varane, Lisandro Martínez, and Luke Shaw. Brazil teammates Casemiro and Fred partnered in the double-pivot for United, while Antony, Bruno Fernandes, Jadon Sancho, and Marcus Rashford made up the front four.

Spurs have also put together a few wins since their own derby defeat at the hands of Arsenal, with Premier League victories over Brighton and Everton, as well as picking up . . .

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Josh Manley (21) is a student and aspiring coach. Heavily interested in tactics and strategy in football. Watching teams from all top European leagues, but especially Manchester United and Barcelona. [ View all posts ]

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