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MOTM De Gea gushes over the return of ‘Real Manchester United’ after Spurs win

Manchester United ran out 1-0 winners against Spurs making it 6 wins in 6 for Ole Gunnar Solksjaer

David De Gea proved to be the saviour for Ole’s men at Wembley as United secured their first win against a top 6 rival this season. The opening 45 minutes saw an evenly matched encounter with both teams carving out opportunities. While Spurs dominated most of the possession – as expected – United were dangerous in transition and that is how the solitary goal of the game came about. Pogba released Rashford who after taking on Vertonghen struck hard and low past Lloris’s outstretched right arm.

The second half was in Spurs’ favour, they bombarded De Gea’s goal and ended the game with 11 shots on target but unfortunately for them, none got past the indomitable Spaniard.  De Gea picked up a Man of the Match for his exploits. Speaking after to match, the ‘keeper told Sky Sports:

“We won the game against a top team. We controlled the first half but in the second half they had chances.”

“I was feeling very well after the first two saves, it was a great game.”

When asked about his favourite save from the game, De Gea replied, “I don’t even remember some of the saves, so I can’t pick up a best.”

As has been customary since Mourinho’s sacking, De Gea was also asked to comment on the changes at the club since Ole Gunnar Solksjaer took over. The former Atletico man did not hold back and titles this current version of the Red Devils as the ‘Real Manchester United’. He said:

“The manager brought some happiness, the players are playing well and the team is very strong now. This is the real Manchester United.”

Up next in the Premier League, United have back-t-back home games against Brighton followed by an encounter with Sean Dyche’s Burnley.

Author’s Take

David De Gea again proved the saviour for Manchester United. At times United were playing just like they did under Mourinho, just hanging in it till the Spaniard bailed them out again and again. All the talk of a slight dip in form early in the season has been emphatically put to rest by the Manchester United No.1

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