Critics answered emphatically. Formation change plus benching a few underperforming stars did wonders for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Brave selection in putting Cavani up front with Ronaldo with both occasionally trading duties as to who is the withdrawn striker in a 3-4-1-2. No place for the darlings of English media Rashford and Greenwood, in comes Varane to make a fifth defender reinforcing the leaky defense. The result a clean sheet. Ole has stumbled on the winning formula now so what is left now is to ensure the right personnel man the station. It is the veteran experienced players that came through for Ole. This is not to say youth should be discarded, there are certain games which require players such as Cavani like this one.

The home side should change their name to Tottenham Coldspurs after that timid lifeless show upfront. It is like musical chairs the way the two sides have traded bad performances within a week. No shots on target the entire game for Spurs. Kane isn’t occupying the right positions for him to score. The final ball was lacking even when Spurs stretch United’s defense. So what should Nuno do to change things? Well get Kane to play striker again not midfielder, get Winks on to provide the passes. Finally play Reguillon to provide width down the left which Davies didn’t provide in this game. Spurs really missed a chance on that left flank with Wan Bissaka playing that high up the pitch to really get at United. Safe to say not happy days at the New White Hart Lane.