ERIK TEN HAG’s Manchester United were given a reality check by Tottenham just days after winning their season opener.
The Red Devils – who eked out a narrow win over Wolves on Monday night – slumped to a 2-0 defeat at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday.
Ten Hag’s wasteful troops were punished for their yips in front of goal in the 49th minute by Pape Sarr – who was excellent from the outset.
Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes wasted golden opportunities to take the lead in the first half.
An incredible own goal from Lisandro Martinez in the 82nd minute put the cherry on top of a very rotten cake for Ten Hag – who has plenty of food for thought this weekend.
Defeat in Northsaw United miss the opportunity to climb to the summit of the Premier League.
Here, SunSport’s Tom Barclay rates and slates a less-than-impressive United side.
Andre Onana – 7
The formerkeeper was brought in, in part, for his footwork and he did fire some gorgeous passes that exposed Spurs’ high line.
Made a good stop from Pape Sarr in the first half.
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Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 6
Had his hands full with a revivedrunning at him, particularly as Spurs took control in the second half. Offered little going forward.
Raphael Varane – 5
Could not keep up with Son’s pace during one attack in the first half but marshalledwell.
Lisandro Martinez – 5
It was the Argentine’s deflection from Dejan Kulusevski’s cross which saw the ball drop to Sarr for the opener. Then it all went wrong for Martinez as he deflected Davies’ flick into his own net to end the contest.
Luke Shaw – 7
Son would have doubled the lead after the break were it not for theman’s last-gasp block. But Shaw was lucky not to score an own goal when Sarr’s first-half cross deflected off him against the post.
Casemiro – 5
In a week where Jamie Carragher questioned the sense of United signing the Brazilian on a long contract at his age,was not at his best here. Although he would have had a goal were it not for Guglielmo Vicario’s stunning stop from his header.
Antony – 6
So unlucky not to score when he cracked the post within seconds of Sarr’s opener. The Brazilian had some decent moments before he was subbed off but still not enough to justify his astronomical fee.
Bruno Fernandes – 6
Missed a sitter at 0-0 when Shaw found him in the box scot-free as the United skipper headed high and wide. Became the latest player this season to go into the book for dissent as officials crack down on talking back.
Mason Mount – 4
It is obviously early days for the ex-Chelsea man who is trying to settle into Erik ten Hag’s side. But he was virtuallyfor most of the game.
Alejandro Garnacho – 5
Was the beneficiary of Spurs’ high line a few times in the first half but could not capitalise on it. Was hooked on 66 minutes for Jadon Sancho.
Marcus Rashford – 6
It has been a quiet start to the season for theman.
He showed glimpses of his quality with a snapshot and a brilliant bit of skill to nutmeg Micky van de Ven in the first half, but overall was nullified.
Threw his shinpad down in frustration after being subbed.
(for Wan-Bissaka) – 6
(for Antony) – 6
(for Garnacho) – 6
(for Mount) – 6
Martial (for Rashford) – 6
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