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United beat Spurs 2-1 for an unhappy return for Jose

Marcus Rashford, Manchester United
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Manchester United beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 to make Jose Mourinho’s return to Old Trafford an unhappy one

In the build-up, all the talk was about Jose Mourinho’s return to Old Trafford and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer getting fired.

At the end of the night, all the talk will be about Marcus Rashford’s brace and United’s dominant performance.

United came out fo the blocks at blistering pace, and took the lead through a scoriching shot from Marcus rashofrd.

The England international blasted the ball and it somehow squeezed between the near post and Tottenham keeper Gazzaniga.

While United continued to dominate, Rshford kept creating opportunities, only to be denied by the woodwork and some handy work from the Spurs keeper.

It was not until around the 30-minute mark that Mourinho’s new side started to get in tot he thick of things.

A moment of pure magic from Dele Alli in the 39th minute sent the teams in all even at 1–1 for the half time break.

Alli caught the ball with his boot in mid-air, bringing it down and half volleying home seamlessly.

The second half saw Spurs take more of the possession, but United continue to press.

There were opportunities for both sides, but the game was ultimately decided by a penalty kick awarded in United’s favor in the 49th minute.

Rashford and United’s penalty record so far this season is nothing to shout about.

So when the referee pointed to the spot, it was no sure thing for the Red Devils.

But there was no doubt about who eas going to take it on a night like tonight.

Upstep Marcus Rashford and he made no mistake and sent the keeper the wrong way.

The ball nestled in the back of the net.

The game continued in its thrilling end to end fashion just as it had from the first whistle.

David de Gea made a couple of crucial saves to keep his team ahead, just Gazzaniga did at the other end to keep his side in touching distance.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side held on to grab all three points and jump up the league table to sixth and climb above Tottenham.