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Relief for Solskjaer, boos for Nuno as Man U beats Tottenham

Ultimately all of the boos have been for Nuno Espirito Santo as Tottenham followers chanted: “You don’t know what you’re doing.”

Pleasure had returned for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Manchester United, for now at the very least.

After amassing one level from 4 video games, Solskjaer’s adjustments labored — going to a three-man protection and beginning Edinson Cavani up entrance with Cristiano Ronaldo.

It was the strike power with a mixed age of 70 that scored the primary two objectives earlier than Marcus Rashford got here off the bench and sealed a 3-0 win on Saturday with a curling strike.

It helped that United confronted a aspect that gifted area in protection and couldn’t handle a single shot on the right track — the primary time that’s occurred for Tottenham in a house league sport since 2013 — on a woeful evening for striker Harry Kane.

It leaves Nuno with 5 losses from his first 10 league matches in cost, a far cry from the group that had 4 consecutive top-four Champions League finishes from 2016 to 2019 beneath Mauricio Pochettino.

The chants towards Nuno when Lucas Moura was taken off within the second half have been adopted later by “We wish Levy out”. It’s extra seemingly there may be managerial change relatively than chairman Daniel Levy leaving.

Solskjaer vindicated the choice for United to stay with him following final Sunday’s 5-0 humiliation to Liverpool however more durable exams could possibly be forward within the subsequent week — with a Champions League journey to Atalanta and a house match on Saturday towards Manchester Metropolis.

With Metropolis surprisingly being held 2-2 by Brighton on Saturday, the defending champions stay in third place — with United now solely three factors behind in fifth. Tottenham is 2 factors additional adrift in eighth place.

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