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In addition to being down to three for a critical game after last weekend’s 5-0 humiliation by fierce rivals Liverpool, the under fire Norwegian paired Cristiano Ronaldo, 36, with Edinson Cavani, 34. , during an attack in north London. .
The move paid off, with Ronaldo opening the scoring with a superb volley in the first half before becoming supplier with exquisite assist for his striking partner in the second half, with Cavani having a cold dinner on Spurs goalkeeper Hugo. Lloris.
Substitute Marcus Rashford added a third late in the game with terrible well-beaten Spurs.
After a vital victory after days of intense speculation about his future, Solskjaer told Sky Sports: “The experience has been lived. It was the oldest team I picked for Manchester United and it was about time for it.
“I’ve been here for three years as a manager and Edinson Cavani’s training performance on Tuesday is the best performance anyone has ever achieved in a training session here. The old men led at the same time.
“They play well together. They have a lot of respect for each other. The pace of work and the quality they put into it are unmatched.
“The [players] playing for the club no matter what. It’s not about me. It’s about improving ourselves as a group.
In addition to Tottenham – who failed to get a shot on target – remaining desperately timid, Raphael Varane’s return was important to the success of United’s new three-way central defensive system.
The France international – a £ 34million summer arrival from Real Madrid – was exceptional as a central anchor alongside captain Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof as he made a triumphant return from injury to groin suffered in the UEFA Nations League earlier this month.
“Of course when you come off the pitch winning 3-0, keeping the ball away from our goal – David de Gea had no stopping to make – it’s nice. In football, sometimes it goes for us and sometimes against, ”Solskjaer said. noted.
“We worked on it this week. The boys were great, they brought it in.
“Raphael Varane is a high level player. He reads the game well. He’s fast and so experienced. Getting it back is huge for us.”
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