Written By : Bhavdeep Singh
Here are the player ratings for the clash that took between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspurs at White Hart Lane in a 3-0 thrashing of the former.
Note: Subs not rated
David De Gea 6.5 :- Seemed fazed by the pressure caused by the Spurs but made notable saves.
Tim Fosu Mensah 7.5 :- Perhaps the best player on the pitch for United, continues a good form after the Everton game but hobbled off in the second half.
Daley Blind 6 :- Could not cope with the situation after the first goal and wasn’t as helpful during the onslaught.
Chris Smalling 5.5 :- Simillar situation to Blind, wasn’t able to cope during the 6 minutes of hell for them.
Marcos Rojo 5 :- Outclassed by Walker on several occasions, the guy cannot cross, though quick and good decisions to run behind the wingers to get the ball forward.
Michael Carrick 5.5 :- Quite a poor play from the former Spurs player, not much to add.
Morgan Schneiderlin 6.5 :- Saw quite a lot of the ball but wasn’t able to get it accross to the forwards on many occasions, however, did his job as a defending mid player but it all slipped out of his hands after Alli’s goal.
Juan Mata 5.5 :- Barely played as an attacker, constantly outclassed by Rose and wasn’t able to do much defending as well. Complete waste of a decent player.
Jesse Lingard 5 :- Wait, he was playing? That’ll be all. Few moments to feel good about but a lot of them to contradict that. Another player wasted by being put in the No. 10 position.
Jesse Lingard’s game by numbers vs. Spurs:
0 shots on target
0 chances created
0 take ons
0 crosses pic.twitter.com/1PB0kV1tX8
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) April 10, 2016
Anthony Martial 7 :- Almost made it 1-0 but was denied by Lloris, a ray of hope, in an otherwise terrible game.
Marcus Rashford 6 :- Tried to take on as many as he could by was defeated, before being subbed at half time.
(Manager) Louis Van Gaal 5 :- Well the tweet should say it all.
A CB at RB
A CB at LB
A No 10 at right wing
A right winger at No 10
A CF at left wing
A winger as CF
An idiot as manager#MUFC
— Gautam Kar (@gautamkar28) April 10, 2016
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Hugo Lloris 6.5 :- Not much to do but delivered when asked to, brilliant stop against Martial and another clean sheet in the bag.
Kyle Walker 7 :- Took on Rojo and Martial as a defender and while moving forward with the ball, good play and good movement.
Toby Alderweireld 8 :- Stood his ground when asked to, scored a good goal, well rounded player.
Jan Vertonghen 7 :- Not a bad display at all, a clean sheet on the return is precisely what he needed to get his confidence up.
Danny Rose 7 :- Speedily took on Juan Mata and won most of them, good crossing in the box when asked to.
Eric Dier 6.5 :- A job well done for the man, good distribution and movement.
Mousa Dembele 7 :- Strong in a packed midfield, came out the winner in the midfield battle to help the team win.
Christian Eriksen 7.5 :- Though not all that visible in the first half, picked up in the second to spot Alli for the opening goal.
Delle Alli 8 :- Another good performance, good run to score the opener, not much to be said about this one other than the fact that I expected it (FPL hint)
Erik Lamela 7.5 :- Much like Eriksen, grew into the game, made runs up and down the field and scored an impeccable match winner.
Harry Kane 7 :- United fans were afraid of him, but not much to speak of since he did not get his name on the scoresheet, looked very dangerous coming forward and tried to extend his lead as the top scorer of the Barclays Premier League.
(Manager) Mauricio Pochettino 8 :- The man is on fire, with the squad, with the tactics, with almost everything, he seems to have the potential to win the title, and that’s why the it’s going to be interesting. In fact, he can teach a few things to his “experienced” counterpart.
Hold on to your seats ladies and gentlemen, the title race is on!
Picture Credits:- Daily Mail, The Guardian, ESPN FC