Two goals from in-form Marcus Rashford helped Manchester United inflict Jose Mourinho with his first loss as Tottenham manager.
Manchester United welcomed Jose Mourinho back to Old Trafford as they hosted Tottenham Hotspur in Tuesday’s Premier League midweek fixture.
Under-fire Man United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made four changes to his side that drew with Aston Villa while Mourinho made two changes to his winning side against Bournemouth.
Marcus Rashford sprung the game to life as early as the sixth minute for the first goal of the night.
The English striker made the most of a ball in from Jesse Lingard, taking a well struck low shot to beat Paulo Gazzaniga in goal to put Ole’s team ahead.
The Red devils controlled possession and showed promising signs to double their lead but failed to make the most of their chances, as well as Gazzaniga putting in a very good shift in goal.
Jose’s new boys however retaliated after thirty-nine minutes of play. Dele Alli scored, yet again.
1-1 it ended at half time after VAR confirmed that the rejuvenated midfielder didn’t handle the ball with his hand.
Manchester United were awarded a penalty early into the second half after Sissoko infringed Rashford.
The United top scorer stepped up and converted for his ninth goal in his last ten matches for the Red devils.
All efforts put in by Spurs to rescue a point in the game proved futile as Rashford’s double was enough to secure a 2-1 win for United.
Jose Mourinho suffering his first loss at the hands of his ex-employers while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is handed a lifeline on his position as United manager.
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