Published: Mon, January 14, 2019
Sport | By Ruben Hill

David De Gea reacts to Man United’s 1-0 win at Tottenham

David De Gea reacts to Man United’s 1-0 win at Tottenham

Mauricio Pochettino refused to entertain talk of a tactical battle with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, although he felt Tottenham outplayed Manchester United in Sunday's 1-0 defeat.

The Red Devils showed moments of quality in the second half but Spurs tested out the full extent of their defence and David responded in fantastic fashion.

The France midfielder created the only goal of the game for Marcus Rashford with a wonderful pass as Manchester United extended their remarkable run under the Norwegian caretaker manager to six successive victories.

De Gea has lauded the atmosphere that Solskjaer has brought to United since he replaced Jose Mourinho late previous year. "I think it was our best 45 minutes (in the second half) after four-and-a-half years (in charge) and of course, yes, we're disappointed with the result".

"It was wonderful and I think David de Gea made 11 saves, which is unbelievable". We all enjoyed playing together today [Sunday].

"We won the game against a top team, we controlled the first half". They are now nine points behind Liverpool and it would take a major collapse from the Merseysiders - as well as Manchester City - for Pochettino's men to triumph.

With the in-form South Korean Son Heung-min playing his last match before heading off to the Asia Cup, the last thing Pochettino needed was the sight of Kane hobbling off the pitch after being clattered by United's Phil Jones late on. I feel so proud and I am leaving Wembley with a good feeling.

Reports on Sunday suggested the England manager had been added to the Old Trafford shortlist amid concerns that Mauricio Pochettino could prove hard to prise away from Tottenham, should the Argentine want the job.

The Norwegian coach set-up his team perfectly in the first half as United frustrated Tottenham for long periods and hit them with the flawless counter-attack to take the lead shortly before the break.

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