Man Utd vs Tottenham player ratings: Marcus Rashford stars as Lucas Moura struggles

Manchester United secured a hard-fought 2-1 win over former boss Jose Mourinho, who suffered the first defeat of his Tottenham reign

Marcus Rashford netted an impressive brace for Manchester United as Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho suffered a 2-1 defeat on his return to Old Trafford.

The hosts scored the opening goal of the evening after six minutes as Marcus Rashford beat Davinson Sanchez on the left and slammed the ball under the goalkeeper.

Tottenham were back on level terms six minutes before half-time when an audacious piece of skill from the in-form Dele Alli flummoxed Fred and he slotted the ball into the bottom corner.

The Red Devils were awarded a penalty after Rashford was brought down by Moussa Sissoko, and the in-form striker scored from the spot.

Here are the player ratings from Old Trafford…

Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford celebrates (Image: REUTERS)

Manchester United (4-2-3-1)

De Gea 7

Solid as usual, the quieter of the two keepers as he was solid throughout.

Wan Bissaka 6

Did not allow anything to get past him. Final ball lets him down in attack.

Lindelof 6

Looked a bit rushed at times, needs more composure playing out from the back.

Maguire 7

Solid, did a good job on Kane as he kept the Spurs striker quiet.

Manchester United’s Harry Maguire (left) and Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane battle for the ball (Image: PA)

Young 6

Got nod for his experience but gets exposed, just as he did on Alli’s leveller.

McTominay 7

Rushed back into midfield after injury, not at his best but still effective.

Fred 6

Looks lightweight in midfield, a weak link but got slightly better as game wore on.

James 7

Not as lively as his early season form, but some good moments.

Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane (left) and Manchester United’s Fred battle for the ball (Image: PA)

Lingard 7

A box of tricks for United, linked up well with Rashford and caused problems.

Rashford 9

MotM. Unplayable at times. He was on a different level to every other player.

Greenwood 6

Another youngster off the production line, in for Martial, flashes of promise.

Subs: Pereira, for Greenwood, 80 mins

Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford scores their first goal (Image: REUTERS)

Tottenham (4-2-3-1)

Gazzaniga 6

At fault on Rashford’s opener, made some good saves but could not redeem himself.

Aurier 5

Still looks vulnerable at times and is far better going forward than in defence.

Sanchez 5

Looked uncomfortable in defence, mistake on the opening goal and struggled.

Alderweireld 6

Still Tottenham’s best centre half, but still not the force he once was.

Vertonghen 7

Rock solid at left back. Better defensively and still decent going forward.

Daniel James (2nd L) collides with Jose Mourinho (L) on the touchline after a challenge from Harry Winks (Image: AFP via Getty Images)

Winks 7

Booked. Kept his shape and discipline, gets stuck in, went off injured.

Sissoko 6

Conceded a clumsy penalty which spoiled some good work in midfield.

Lucas Moura 4

Anonymous. Really poor, did not get involved, you forgot he was playing.

Alli 7

What a goal. Sublime skill, super finish, he is thriving under Mourinho.

Tottenham Hotspur’s Dele Alli scores their first goal (Image: REUTERS)

Son 6

United did a job on him, cut the supply line and his threat. Quiet.

Kane 6

Worked hard for the team with little reward. Got little service.

Subs: Eriksen, for Lucas, 64 mins, 6; Ndombele, for Winks, 70 mins

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