Tottenham 0 Manchester United 1
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made a huge statement on Sunday as his Man United side beat Tottenham 1-0.
United had won their previous four league games under Solskjaer vs Cardiff, Huddersfield, Newcastle and Bournemouth.
But going to 3rd place Tottenham would be the real test for a new look United side.
United played a lot of counter-attacking football but still went out and attacked Spurs.
Man United’s tactics were eventually rewarded in the 44th minute when Paul Pogba played a great ball over the top to Marcus Rashford who made it 1-0.
MARCUS RASHFORD! With a fantastic pass from Pogba as well! pic.twitter.com/U4DzQdILoW
— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) January 13, 2019
Spurs would fight back well in the second half but countless top saves from David de Gea kept the game at 1-0.
Paul Pogba’s foul on Dele Alli
While Pogba was certainly impressive for United, Spurs fans are furious the Frenchman did not see red in the second half.
Late in the game, Pogba would catch Spurs midfielder Dele Alli with a dangerous tackle.
Pogba’s foot was above Alli’s knee and could have done some serious damage.
However, Mike Dean would choose to show Pogba a yellow for his reckless challenge.
This decision infuriated Spurs fans on Twitter.
Possible red for Pogba there. Jon joe Shelvy would have gone for that
— Dec McCormack (@dec1878) January 13, 2019
Pogba red card easy.
Disgrace of a challenge
— Lee Davison (@LeeDavison1973) January 13, 2019
How the hell Paul Pogba didn’t get a red card in this game is absolutely amazing. Mike Dean doing his best to lose the Spurs fan tag, every time we get him he’s so against us
— Frenchy (@frenchy070) January 13, 2019
Pogba should of seen red for that
— Dean Cox (@DrGonzooooo) January 13, 2019
Paul Pogba. That’s a red card
— Matt • (@Eriksxn_23) January 13, 2019
Mike Dean = inconsistent. Gave Joe Ralls a red card earlier this season against Spurs, for the exact same foul that Dele Alli did against Paul Pogba, only yellow now. #TOTMUN
— Footie Analyzer (@AnalyzerFootie) January 13, 2019