LONDON, England — David de Gea produced a masterclass, Marcus Rashford scored a brilliant goal and Manchester United beat Tottenham 1-0 at Wembley to put pressure on the teams above them in the English Premier League on Sunday.
The win also saw caretaker manager Ole Gunnaer Solskjaer grabbing his sixth successive win to equal Matt Busby’s record of winning the first five league games in charge of the club (Aug-Sept 1946).
Rashford fired home a low finish from a superb pass by Paul Pogba on the stroke of half-time.
Tottenham threw everything at Manchester United in the second half, but De Gea proved unbeaten in a Man of the Match performance.
The Spanish goalkeeper made a total of 11 saves today, including several with his feet. This was the most saves by any goalkeeper in the league this season.
De Gea also secured back-to-back English Premier League clean sheets for the first time since a run of 4, from Dec 2017-Jan 2018.
The win takes Manchester United level on points (41pts) with Arsenal in fifth.
The result means Tottenham are nine points behind leaders Liverpool.
This was the biggest test so far for Solskjaer’s team and they passed it.
“It was a big test for us today,” Pogba said after the game. “We did it today and we are proud [of the win].”
There was also a worry for Tottenham as leading striker Harry Kane limped off the pitch at the end of the game with an ankle injury.
SportingAlert.com understands that the ankle has also swollen, which means Kane could miss some time.