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Five talking points from Manchester United 2-1 Tottenham

Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League, Jose Mourinho
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Much needed boost for Solskjaer

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If anybody needed a strong result on Wednesday, then it was Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

With Mauricio Pochettino a free agent, Solskjaer has been feeling the heat recently as fans and club icons alike questioned his Old Trafford future.

Last weekend’s disappointing 2-2 home draw with Aston Villa didn’t do him any favours either. Therefore, it set-up a tense must-win game for the Norwegian against his United predecessor Mourinho.

Rumours were even spreading that a defeat could cost Solskjaer his job.

But the United players didn’t let their coach down, and delivered arguably one of their best performances of the season.

The Red Devils were aggressive right from the start, and deservedly took an early lead through Rashford. They also had more attempts on goal than Spurs and generally looked the more threatening side.